About the Storytime Foundation

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Our Goals

Storytime has an expert advisory board that monitors the programme delivery. We also survey parents that receive programme and nurses that deliver it. The goal is to reach every family within Deprivation Index 9 and 10 to improve early attachment, increase family unity and enhance social outcomes.



  • Nothing is more important to the long-term good of our society than investing in the earliest years of a child’s life. The goal of Storytime Foundation is totally in line with maximising parental involvement during these critical early years."

    Justice Andrew Becroft, Principal Youth Court Judge and Children’s Commissioner
  • Storytime Foundation's Books for Babies is a great tool for teaching parents to interact with their infant/child through the media of books that supports the bonding of parents and child in a very positive and proactive manner.

    Lyn Carter, Clinical Leader, Lakes Plunket
  • The programme increases the likelihood that children will become lifelong readers and be well placed for literacy development and school readiness”

    Greg Morgan, Auckland Libraries

Storytime Foundation is a registered charitable trust (CC22735). A $50 donation will cover the cost of one child completing the programme. All donations are tax deductible.

Our Funding Partners

We also acknowledge the generosity of the following:

Ovato Limited

Queensgate Shopping Centre

Wellington Community Trust

TSB Community Trust


Tauranga Energy Community Trust

Rotorua Energy Community Trust

One Foundation

Ministry of Education

Dept of Corrections

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