By becoming a Story Starter volunteer you will give a child in a local nursery the skills, confidence and attitude to start primary school ready to read. You’ll open up their lives to the magic of stories and provide crucial language development in a way which is fun for both you and the child!

How does it work?

  • As a Story Starter you will support three children aged 3-5 years' old on a one-to-one basis, using play and stories to develop and enrich their use of language.
  • You’ll need to commit to volunteering at a local nursery for one hour, twice a week during nursery hours.
  • You’ll receive professional training and support to ensure that you are best able to support young children and feel comfortable in a modern nursery setting.

What do I need to do?

  • To become a Story Starter you will need to support children aged 3-5 on a one-to-one basis in a modern nursery environment.
  • You must be able to communicate with children in a fun and inspiring manner, adapting the conversation and learning resources to their personal interests and abilities.
  • You’ll need to commit to the safeguarding and welfare of the children you support, in line with our volunteering policy.
  • You can read our full Story Starter volunteer role description here

How to get involved

Simply fill in the below application form and we’ll give you a call to discuss things further.