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Nottingham families

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

In Nottingham we work 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.

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

What's on in Nottingham?

We're spreading the joy of reading, writing, speaking and listening across the city and everyone's invited!

Join us at a community event near you!
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  • Help support your child as they grow with our activities and useful things to download.
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  • Read On Nottingham supports schools to make literacy improvement a priority and encourage pupils to read for pleasure.
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  • We rely on the generous support of local individuals, communities and businesses to continue our Read On Nottingham campaign.
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Nottingham Literacy Champions

Sign up as a volunteer Literacy Champion and, if you live in Nottingham City, you'll have the chance to join our fantastic team of supported volunteers!

Find out more about becoming a Literacy Champion and sign up on the link below. You can also contact us if you’d like to know more about volunteering in the city.

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Check out the incredible work of our Literacy Champions in the video below

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Year of Stories

We are part of the city-wide Nottingham Year of Stories celebration encouraging everyone in Nottingham to enjoy creating, sharing and exploring stories.

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