Story Starters is designed to boost language and communicative development in a child's early years, giving them the skills to start school ready to read and reach for the stars. You can read about the impact of the programme in our Story Starters Impact and Evaluation report.

To find out more about having Story Starter volunteers in your setting please register your interest on the below form. 

Story Starters and early years settings...the perfect fit 

The Story Starter programme is charged at £390 per Story Starter per 30 week intervention.

  • Our trained volunteers offer one-to-one support to three children, with each child receiving two 20 minute sessions a week. 
  • Story Starters volunteers are trained to create an unpressurised environment, taking the time to listen and get to know each child. 
  • Using picture books as the context learning, the volunteer and child play and share stories to boost the child's language development and emergent literacy skills. 
  • Your setting will receive a box of specially selected books that our Story Starters will use in their sessions. 
  • Story Starters takes care of the safe recruitment of volunteers - including DBS. Read our safeguarding policy and procedures.