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

Parent Voice Report

Using parent voice to inform services for children and families in Nottingham. Download our Parent Voice Report.


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Blog: Working with parent volunteers during Covid-19

Find out how we're working with Parent Champions and Ambassadors during Covid-19 and the important work they've been doing during lockdown

Healthy Start vouchers

If you are pregnant or have a child under four, you could get Healthy Start vouchers.