My First Poem
Poetry Competition

Nursery & Preschool

A fantastic 'All About Me' project!

Help your children write their very own first poem using our fun, easy 'All About Me' template and, your nursery could win £1,000! 

  • Open to all nursery and preschool children
  • Builds literacy and creative skills
  • Supports the Ealy Years Foundation Stage literacy requirements


To make sure your entries are valid, please follow the rules listed below:

  • Only one entry per child, there is no limit to the number of entries per nursery.

  • Independent entrants are welcome, please provide your full postal address rather than the nursery details.

  • Poems can be on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper.

  • Poems must be your the child's own work.

  • Ensure that all children include their name and age on their entries.

  • Poems can be written out by an adult.

If you are unsure on any rules or have any queries, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.

For Schools

1st Prize - £1,000
Make sure you tell us why you should win and what you'd spend the prize money on. 

Runner-Up - Lending Library
One setting will receive a huge bundle of books!

*Complimentary book for every school featuring their children's work. 


For Pupils

Certificate for each child whose work is accepted for publication. 

Free bookmark and sticker for all children taking part. 


Send your entries by uploading them:

Enter Now

Alternatively, you can email your entries to [email protected].

By Post

Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:

Young Writers EYFS
Remus House

Writing Tips

Tips will be added here each week that the competition is running.


Please fill in the form below to reveal the resource download links:

By Post

If you'd prefer to be sent the resources, please fill in the form below (including amounts of each resource required) and we'll get them posted to you:

Get In Touch

Young Writers EYFS
Remus House

[email protected]

(01733) 890066

Closing Date: Friday 28th February 2020