Liverpool Readathon for Nurseries, Children’s Centres and Childcare Settings

Last year the Liverpool Readathon event allowed school settings across the city to both encourage reading for pleasure and also to support Read for Good‘s work in getting books and storytellers into Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.  This year, we don’t want EYFS settings to miss out so we’re inviting nurseries, children’s centres and childcare settings to take part in the Readathon event too!

The Liverpool Readathon (5-16th November) is primarily a mass-sponsored read event.  Children across the city are sponsored to read whatever they like- from comics to classics- with the emphasis on reading what they love.  20% of whatever a setting raises will be used to buy books for its library, 10% is going to support Liverpool Learning Partnership’s work on reading for pleasure and the remaining 70% funds Read for Good’s unique programme bringing a regular supply of books and storytellers into the UK’s major children’s hospitals, including Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.  One way that EYFS settings may like to take part is through children being sponsored to listen to stories or read with an adult.

An alternative way to get involved would be by running Drop Everything and Read Sessions, either as part of the city-wide D.E.A.Rs on 9th/16th November at 2pm or at a time during the Readathon fortnight that is suitable for you and your families.  You may choose to invite your parents to make a donation to the Readathon as part of this but our primary aim to get families across the city reading for pleasure.

If you’d like to run your own event as part of the Readathon (or would like to work with us to do so) please contact Jenny, our Reading Coordinator, on

You can also download a booklet with ideas regarding Reading for Pleasure and Liverpool Readathon with young children.