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: Babies in Waiting
Babies in Waiting hold Hypnobirthing and Baby Massage group classes at Willow Cottage, Billericay, Essex. It is a relaxed, ‘home from home’ environment so that you can feel completely comfortable during the classes. Willow Cottage has a calming and tranquil atmosphere but is conveniently located just off of Billericay High Street, Essex.
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: Ipswich and Colchester Sling Library
The Sling Library has over 200 carriers and are sure that they can find the most suitable one for you and your baby. They currently have four sling library meets per month ( non members welcome), meeting in Colchester at Jungle Adventure on the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday of the month and at Suffolk Babies in Ipswich on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.
2016 Winner: NCT
2015 Winner: NCT
2014 Winner: Talking Tots