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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

New contract awarded to Nottingham City Council Parent Infant Relationship Team

New SSBC contract awarded to Nottingham City Council to deliver Parent Infant Relationship Service supporting the emotional needs of babies and infants

Family Mentor Service South: invitation to tender

We are recommissioning our Family Mentor Service in St Anns, and Hyson Green & Arboretum

How has Covid-19 affected families with young children

View the webinar here! We've included everything you need to know from the Shared Learning Webinar.

Shared Learning Webinar

Learn how we can inform and improve services for fathers with a focus on mental health awareness.