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Everything we do helps children to grow up happy, healthy and confident

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 (2015-2025).

Are you an SSBC Family?

We provide services to families in Nottingham who live in the areas of Aspley, Bulwell, Hyson Green & Arboretum and St Ann’s. Check if you’re in an SSBC area.

Enter your postcode like this: NG1 3FB

Big Little Moments

Building young brains with the Big Little Moments

Babies and toddlers are growing and learning every day and the little moments you share can make a big difference. Find out more about making the most of their Big Little Moments.

Big Little Moments

Love Bump: helping pregnant women to stop smoking

SSBC has joined forces with other local organisations to support women and partners to stop smoking during pregnancy.

About Love Bump
Love Bump

Making Nottingham a breastfeeding-friendly city

Feed Your Way is supporting parents in Nottingham to breastfeed their babies - from the first feed to the last. 

Find out about Feed Your Way

How can we help?

Find out about other family activities in Nottingham

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Latest News and Events

Award Winning Home Talk Goes City Wide!
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Award Winning Home Talk Goes City Wide!

Home Talk offers support for children who are aged between 2 and 2 ½ years old who have a delay in spoken language skills.

25 Apr
Shared Learning Webinar:  Improving Access to Diverse Communities from an Early Years Lens
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Shared Learning Webinar:  Improving Access to Diverse Communities from an Early Years Lens

Learn about local strengths and commitment to change to enable greater equity in the early years.

Breastfeeding Incentives: a pilot scheme with young parents
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Breastfeeding Incentives: a pilot scheme with young parents

SSBC trials incentive scheme to see if it increases breastfeeding rates in Nottingham

Increasing the ‘Healthy Start’ uptake to 90% by 2027
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Increasing the ‘Healthy Start’ uptake to 90% by 2027

SSBC delivered a Healthy Start briefing to its partners to widen its support to families in Nottingham

07 May
Think Dads! Training
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Think Dads! Training

SSBC aims to support services to incorporate fathers in day-to-day practice, ensuring that they feel welcomed and valued. The 'Think Dads!' father inclusivity training will support you to do just that.

Helping Build a World of Play
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Helping Build a World of Play

SSBC Family Mentor Service is included as one of the top 24 ideas from the LEGO foundation Build a World of Play challenge 2022

Family Mentor success at Nottingham Health and Care Awards
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Family Mentor success at Nottingham Health and Care Awards

SSBC Family Mentors win Social Value Award at the first Nottingham Health and Care Awards

07 Mar
Parent Infant Relationship Toolkit
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Parent Infant Relationship Toolkit

Parent Infant Relationship Toolkit. Healthy Little Minds: Free training for workforce who support Nottingham City families.

14 Mar
Growing Healthy Little Minds
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Growing Healthy Little Minds

Attachment and Baby Brain Development. Healthy Little Minds: Free training for workforce who support Nottingham City families.

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