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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

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!

The impact of Covid-19 on education and children's services

SSBC has provided information for the Commons Education Select Committee's review into the impact of Covid-19 on education and children's services in Nottingham.

Family Mentor contracts for Aspley and Bulwell

We’re delighted to announce that we have awarded new contracts for the delivery of Small Steps At Home in Aspley and Bulwell.