Sharing a story
Young brains need building, just like houses. Sharing stories is really important for helping young brains grow and learn.These little moments help your child in a big way.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Sign up for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to receive a new book for your child every month. The books are free for 0-5s. You can sign up through SSBC if you live in one of our wards.
Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED)
FRED is a free 4 week home-based activity, designed to encourage reading and is a great way to spend time and have fun with your child.
Story & Rhyme Time
Songs to sing, stories to share and lots of opportunities to learn through play. Staff will show you activities that you can try at home. learn how to support your child to develop important language and communication skills.
Read On Nottingham
Activities to support your child’s reading, writing, speaking and listening skills - whether you’re at home or out and about.
Have you joined your local library? Nottingham City Libraries run lots of reading and storytelling groups for children under 5.
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
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Recently two of the amazing Ideas Fund projects teamed up to give families a fantastic outdoor experience.
New summer groups
Your Family Mentors have lots brand new groups, and some old favourites, lined up for you and your little ones to enjoy.
Nursery World Awards 2021
The Nursery World Awards 2021 shortlists are out…and we have been shortlisted not once but twice!
Children’s Healthcare Survey
Arabic, Czech, Tigrinya & Urdu speakers needed for children's healthcare survey in St Ann's and Sneinton
‘Around Again’: Building a community support project
Debbie Halfpenny, Family Mentor Assistant Manager, shares how her team and The Vine Community Centre respond to the needs of the community.
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