Life is better when everyone can read well and express themselves with confidence. Story Starters is a new programme that gives children aged three to five years old the language and communication skills they need to start school ready to learn and all set to reach for the stars.
Story Starters has been made possible by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. We received £1 million from the People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Fund to launch Story Starters in January 2017.
Beanstalk in Suffolk is looking for volunteers to become Story Starters in pre-schools and nurseries in Ipswich and across the county.Read more
Trained reading helpers will begin supporting children in County Durham nurseries and pre-schools as part of the new Story Starters reading programme in the next few weeks.Read more
Trained reading helpers have begun supporting children in Wirral nurseries and pre-schools as part of the new Story Starters reading programme.Read more
The first trained reading helpers have begun supporting children in Wandsworth nurseries as part of the new Story Starters reading programme which sees volunteers from the local community visit schools twice a week to help children aged three to five become ready to read.Read more
People's Postcode Lottery and Dream Fund launch a video to look back on a successful year of Story Starters and celebrate all that the volunteers achieved.Read more
Story Starters, a new volunteer-led programme which helps nursery children become ready to read, is launched with the help of Sophy Henn and a virtual Dolly Parton.Read more
TV historian Dan Snow helps Beanstalk to launch new programme aimed at helping nursery children become ready to read.Read more
On Friday 6th October international superstar and philanthropist Dolly Parton released a new film to launch Story Starters, a new programme that provides one-to-one language and communication support to early years’ children. The programme is designed to ensure that they have the skills to start primary school ready to read.Read more
Local literacy charity Beanstalk has joined forces with local schools to ask all those living on Merseyside to sign up today as Story Starters.Read more
Story Starters, an innovative new early years’ literacy programme backed by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, was launched on Monday 3rd April to help give Merseyside children the best start in life.Read more