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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

Invitation to Tender

Small Steps Big Changes (SSBC) invites you to tender for a brand new Parent-Infant Relationship Team (PIR Team). This new service will be commissioned citywide for the next 3 years with an annual grant of £350k.

Our latest Newsletter has arrived...

In this edition of the newsletter we hear all about the great work happening to keep families busy during the pandemic, news from our Ideas Funded projects and a whole heap of great stuff from across the SSBC Partnership!

House of Lords #LifeBeyondCovid Committee

SSBC has spoken to local workers about their hopes and challenges for the future, responding to the House of Lords' Life Beyond Covid Committee.

Blog: Read On Nottingham - Digital Literacy Champions

Lynne Towle, Read On Nottingham's volunteer manager, explains how 'lock-down' has empowered their volunteer workforce of literacy champions to develop a new digital offer to reach families!