NCT is the UK’s largest charity for parents, providing support for parents through antenatal and postnatal courses, website, local branches and community infrastructure, their helpline and much more.
NCT Signature antenatal and NCT Essentials antenatal help mums- and dads-to-be work out how to approach labour, practice birthing positions and breathing, as well as parenting skills. Postnatal courses aim to help people feel more confident and supported in your new life as a parent. All courses provide lots of emotional support, from both the teacher and from the other parents to be in the class.
nctWith over 300 branches with 15,000 volunteers on hand to help with local branch and community support, this nationwide network of local branches has evolved to reach and support all parents and parents-to-be during their First 1,000 Days – a time of major change in their lives. This is made possible thanks to the dedication of volunteers, who organise a wide range of social activities and events to enable local parents to meet and access support.
NCT support extends even beyond that, with local volunteers organising Nearly New Sales, Baby Groups and more that offer support and solutions for parents as their children grow.
Highly Recommended: Do it like a Mother
Do It Like A Mother provides hypnobirthing and pregnancy relaxation classes to absolute mothers- women who are prepared to own their own births no matter what, and step into their most powerful selves.
Highly Recommended: Babies in Waiting
‘Babies in Waiting are passionate about supporting pregnancy positively. They teach Hypnobirthing and Pregnancy Relaxation sessions across Essex and London. Babies in Waiting believe strongly that every couple should be nurtured and supported during their pregnancy journey. They hold regular events, coffee mornings and provide ongoing support. Pregnancy and birth and beautiful experiences, enjoy every minute with Babies in Waiting.
Highly Recommended: La Leche League
Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
2017 Winner: NCT
2016 Winner: NCT
2015 Winner: NCT
2014 Winner: Talking Tots