11 Jan 2018

How many nursery rhymes do you know? Do you have a favourite? Help us create a list of the Top 25 most popular nursery rhymes in Stoke-on-Trent!

Cast your votes here: https://goo.gl/51ftfr 

Voting ends 31 January 2018

A new project has been launched to inspire families to read and sing with their premature babies at Royal Stoke University Hospital. As part of our Stoke Reads campaign special story packs will be gifted to parents whose new-borns are in the Neonatal...

Children aged five and under can claim a special pop-up copy of Barry the Fish with Fingers when they have read the first 25 books on the Stoke 100 Reads list. 

The mini challenge aims to get them hooked on reading, so they continue the fu...

It`s back! Stoke-on-Trent Libraries in association with City Centre Partnership will be running their Christmas card competition again.
The competition is open to all children age nought to 16. Age categories are:

  • under four years

  • five to s...

6 Apr 2017

We invite you to launch a campaign to encourage children to become dummy free!

There are prizes for the setting with the most innovative ideas to encourage parents to give up their child’s dummy.

You can download our free campaign pack which includes:


9 Mar 2016


This year’s conference on 8 March was a great success.  The feedback from delegates was very positive and they thought the venue and facilities were very good.


Titled ‘Journey to Excellence’ the key speakers were acclaimed Professor Ferre Laeve...

3 Mar 2016

In February 2016 we began the search for Stoke-on-Trent's best-loved books to read before leaving primary school.  We asked schools, childminders, parents and the general public to nominate their faviourite books.  No. 1 was Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell;...

3 Mar 2016


Congratulations to the City Music Service whose Early Years music project 'Soundpots'; run in partnership with Make Some Noise recently won a national award at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence 2016.  The award is for 'Excellence in Primary /...

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