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Bookstart packs are offered FREE to every child in the UK. The Bookstart Baby pack is given out during the child's 8 month health check and the Bookstart Treasure Bag is given out through early years settings in the year before starting school.
Packs are available in dual-languages (please contact for details), and Bookshine and Booktouch packs are available for children with visual or hearing impairements.
If you have not received a pack and you think you should have, please email Bookstart Co-ordinator Patricia Courage on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01202 262455. Alternatively please ask in your local Poole library.
- Times Available:
- Bookstart pack is given to a child at 8 month health check and through early years providers, therefore no specific date or time. Bookstart Rhymetimes are held in libraries.
Times can be found on www.boroughofpoole.com/leisure-and-culture/libraries/childrens-library-service/bookstart-rymetime
All Year Round
Service/Activity is free
- Referral Criteria:
Via GP or other health professional
- Referral Procedure:
- Early Years Settings also give out Bookstart packs before the child attends school.
- Languages Spoken:
- Bus route 15 Poole | Upper Parkstone | Bournemouth Hospital
- Staff are CRB Approved?:
- Provider has a First Aid Policy?:
- Provider has Public Liability Insurance?: