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 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

Parents ask for more speech & language support

We've teamed up with Nottinghamshire HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust, Early Intervention Speech and Language team, to do just that!

Fathers Voice Consultation Findings

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

Love Bump booklet to reduce smoking in pregnancy

New workforce resource developed to help expectant parents stay smokefree

A sneak peek... the brand new ideas sheets. Designed to make reading with your little ones even more fun!