Everything we do helps children to grow up happy, healthy and confident

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Welcome to Small Steps Big Changes

Small Steps Big Changes (SSBC) is a new programme of activities designed to give every child the best start in life, funded through the National Lottery Community Fund's A Better Start Programme. 

We focus on helping children

  • learn to talk and communicate
  • be confident, friendly and understand their emotions & behaviour
  • enjoy eating well and keeping healthy

Our programme is FREE and available to all families living within the council ward areas of Aspley, Bulwell, Hyson Green and Arboretum, and St Ann’s who are either expecting a baby or who have a child under the age of 4.

A Better Start is the ten-year (2015-2025), £215 million programme set-up by The National Lottery Community Fund. Five A Better Start partnerships based in Blackpool, Bradford, Lambeth, Nottingham and Southend are supporting families to give their babies and very young children the best possible start in life. Working with local parents, the A Better Start partnerships are developing and testing ways to improve their children’s diet and nutrition, social and emotional development, and speech, language and communication. The work of the programme is grounded in scientific evidence and research. A Better Start is one of five major programmes set up by The National Lottery Community Fund to test and learn from new approaches to designing services which aim to make people’s lives healthier and happier.

Latest News

Sharing the learning

The first edition of the A Better Start Shared Learning Newsletter is here!

Have you got what it takes?

To join our team of superheroes...

Our new Newsletter has arrived!

In this edition we have a round up from our Shared Learning Event in June, news from Nottingham's National Literacy Hub - Read On Nottingham and a whole heap of great stuff from across the SSBC Partnership

Are you an Intelligence Analyst superhero?

We're recruiting to our small but perfectly formed team. Would you like to join us?