Read On Nottingham


Lacking vital language skills at a young age will hold a child back at every stage of their life.

Read On Nottingham works with families and young children to improve their life chances by giving them the early literacy skills they need.

As well as focusing on the early years, we also target another crucial stage of a child’s development – their move from primary to secondary school. Keeping a love of reading going as children get older has huge benefits for their education.

Read on Nottingham is a city-wide initiative supported by Nottingham City Council and Small Steps Big Changes, and is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Fantastic Phonics!

This November, our Literacy Champions Dee and Mehnaz will be helping Nottingham families learn all about phonics.

Phonics is the way your children learn to read and write for the first time - watch their videos to learn them together at home!

Watch the videos
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  • Helping families to support their child’s learning from home

    For families

    Help support your child as they grow with our activities and useful things to download.
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    For schools

    Read On Nottingham supports schools to make literacy improvement a priority and encourage pupils to read for pleasure.
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    For supporters

    We rely on the generous support of local individuals, communities and businesses to continue our Read On Nottingham campaign.
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Connecting Stories

Our new initiative with an exciting calendar of events, funded by Arts Council England to inspire children to tell their stories.

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