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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.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED)

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

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

Read On Nottingham

Activities to support your child’s reading, writing, speaking and listening skills - whether you’re at home or out and about.

City Libraries

City Libraries

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

Latest News and Events

Sharing a story just got easier
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Sharing a story just got easier

Exciting ways to make reading experiences for parents and little ones even more fun!

Love Bump support to reduce smoking in pregnancy
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Love Bump support to reduce smoking in pregnancy

SSBC has joined forces with other local organisations to help pregnant women to stop smoking.

Parents ask for more speech & language support
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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
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Fathers Voice Consultation Findings

SSBC are proud to have hosted the second of a series of Shared Learning Events.

Read On Nottingham’s Digital Literacy Champions
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Read On Nottingham’s Digital Literacy Champions

Lynne Towle, Read On Nottingham's volunteer manager, explains how 'lock-down' has empowered volunteer literacy champions to reach more families!

New contract awarded to Nottingham City Council Parent Infant Relationship Team
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New contract awarded to Nottingham City Council Parent Infant Relationship Team

New SSBC contract awarded to Nottingham City Council to deliver Parent Infant Relationship Service supporting the emotional needs of babies and infants

How has Covid-19 affected families with young children
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How has Covid-19 affected families with young children

SSBC are proud to have hosted the first of a series of Shared Learning Events.

Working with parent volunteers during Covid-19
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Working with parent volunteers during Covid-19

Find out how we're working with Parent Champions and Ambassadors during Covid-19.

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