Beckenham & Borders

NCT Branches are your local parent support network, helping you become the parent you want to be

Welcome to the Beckenham & Borders Branch

We support young families and new or expecting parents across Beckenham & surrounding area, helping make the transition to parenthood as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

If you want to connect to others in your local community, gain support and advice, do get in touch. Please also check our Events page or Facebook group for more information on our upcoming events and like us to see all our news and updates.


** Nearly New Sale **

Saturday 16th May 2015

Sellers Registration now open, click here.


Regular activities:

Postnatal Teas 

These are small informal groups hosted by an NCT member in their home, bringing together new mums with babies up to a few months old.  It's a great opportunity to have a coffee and some cake, share experiences with other women and make friends locally in a warm and supportive environment.  Please get in touch with Sandra for further information.

Bumps & Babies

Bumps and Babies is a weekly meet up for expectant and new parents. Providing a relaxing and informal opportunity to get together. Please contact Erica for further information.

Every Wednesday 12.45 - 2.45pm at The Neighbourhood Church, Cromwell Road, BR3 4LW

Baby Cafe

Baby Cafe is a  drop-in group provinding breastfeeding support and information for antenatal and postnatal mums and their families.

Baby Cafe Beckenham, Mondays 1-3 pm at The Neighbourhood Church, Cromwell Road, BR3. Please contact Kate for more information.  

Baby Cafe Penge, Fridays 1-3pm, Penge East Community Centre, Station Road, SE20. Please contact Mel for more information.

Happy Mondays Playgroup

Happy Mondays is the NCT run playgroup open to all, run by volunteer parents, for parents and children in Beckenham and the surrounding area.

Playgroup runs every Monday 10 - 11.30am (during school term times) at Beckenham Methodist Church, Bromley Road on the corner of Bevington Road, Beckenham. 

We're a friendly and welcoming bunch, you don't need to be an NCT member and there is no waiting list, just a limit of 45 children per session - so please get there early. 

Price: Under 1 = £1; Over 1 = £1.50; Maximum £2.50 per family

Includes tea, coffee and biscuits for adults and squash, water and snacks for the kids.   Donations are always welcome. We have an area for newborns and crawlers as well as lots of toys, dressing up and books for the older children, plus a singsong at the end. Please join our lovely little group and get your week off to a good start! 

For more information, or if you are keen to volunteer and help out, please get in touch or "like" our Facebook page 

Dads & Little Ones

On the first Saturday of the month (during term time) 10:30-12:30 at St Mark’s Church Hall, Braemar Gardens, West Wickam BR4 0JN there is a group for Dads to bring their little ones together.  Refreshments and a bacon sandwich are included in the £2.50 entry.

For more information email

Next Baby Group

An informal group for second/subsequent time round parents, who meet at each others’ homes with their children on a weekly basis.  Venue and days/times vary each week so please contact Grace for more information.

Nearly New Sales

Our Nearly New ticketed and Table Top Sales are an opportunity for parents to sell/buy good quality nearly new items of clothes, toys and equipment.  Baby items are often in good condition as they only used for a very short time, so the sales are a great opportunity to recycle, enable sellers to make some money for their items, buyers to get some bargains as well as raise funds for the Branch.  Win! Win!

For information on the next Nearly New Sale, keep an eye on our Events and Facebook pages or you can email

Other events:

We also run other events such as children’s hairdressing, Cheeky Monkeys Parties, Bake Club and many more! Just keep an eye on our Events and Facebook pages for more information.

Beckenham & Borders contacts

Main branch contact:
Tel: 0300 330 0700 | Email:
Joint Branch Coordinators - Ruth & Vicky:
Courses - Liz:
First Aid Courses - Mel Skinner:
Website & Social Media Editor - Ruth:
Bumps & Babies Group - Erica:
Post-natal Teas - Sandra:
Next Baby Group - Grace:
Nearly New Sales - Mel Skinner:

Next event

Date: Wed, 27/05/2015 - 12:45 | Venue: The Neighbourhood Church