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Welcome to Small Steps Big Changes

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

Our projects and groups focus on helping children to:

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

All of our groups and activities are FREE and available to families who are either expecting a baby or who have a child under the age of 4 and live in:

  • Aspley
  • Bulwell
  • Hyson Green and Arboretum
  • St Ann’s

A Better Start is the ten-year (2015-2025), £215 million programme set-up by The National Lottery Community Fund.  There are five A Better Start partnerships: in Blackpool, Bradford, Lambeth, Nottingham and Southend.  Each partnership works closely with parents to test and learn from new approaches to designing services which aim to make people’s lives healthier and happier.

Latest News

Family Mentor Service: invitation to tender

We are recommissioning our Family Mentor Service in Aspley and Bulwell.

Coronavirus Update

The latest updates about how Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting SSBC services, including groups.

Job vacancy: Volunteer Coordinator

Our wonderful partners at Coram are hiring!

Sharing the learning

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