Branch A to Z

Afternoon Teas

These are drop in teas held every Thursday from 3pm. They are at Deli Nene, 54 High St, Beckenham and are for bumps and babies (pre-crawlers). To find out where the next tea is please contact nctbeckenham.teas@gmail.com

Antenatal Classes

NCT’s antenatal classes are extremely popular and parents should book as soon as possible. Antenatal classes are also great for DIY postnatal support and many a lifelong friendship has grown out of NCT antenatal classes. Contact 0844 243 6046 or bookings4j@nct.org.uk

Bake Club

A new group as part of our soial programme set up to support parents. Come along and learn, bake and eat! nctbeckenham.chair@gmail.com

Book Group

A regularly meeting book group, led by members and held in a different member's home each week. Contact Lizzie for more information at lizzy_heath@hotmail.com

Bra Fittings

We are pleased to announce that we now have a branch volunteer bra fitter. Please see the Bra fitting page under pregnancy for more information. Please contact Gail to arrange an appointment or for any questions nctbeckenham.bra@gmail.com 

Branch Meetings

Take place every month and are open to everyone. See the newsletter or website for dates and venue or email jennapeters@hotmail.com

Breast Pump Hire

For mothers in Beckenham and Borders with difficulties in the early weeks of breastfeeding, or who want to return to work and continue to breastfeed, electric breast pumps are invaluable. If you or someone you know needs a breast pump contact Mel Skinner: mel1skinner@hotmail.com

Car Seat Centre

Offers free advice on correct use and fitting of all child car seats, for more information telephone 020 8313 4498 for Bromley or 020 8314 2254 for Lewisham.

Cheeky Monkeys

Come and join the local NCT for a day of fun in Croydon Road Recreation ground. lots of stalls to see, games to play, things to buy, do and win! There are also taster sessions for free from several local groups for pre-schoolers. Please contact Amy at amyteichman@me.com for more information or to get involved. Check the events listing to find out when this years Cheeky Monkeys will be held.

Childcare

Families Information Service offers a free service for anyone needing support and information regarding childcare and child/family related issues. For the London Borough of Bromley contact 020 8464 0276, for Lewisham contact 0800 085 0606.

Classes For Second Time Parents

It’s different the second time round – there are refresher classes for people expecting another baby. Contact Julie on 0844 243 6046 or bookings4j@nct.org.uk.

Early Pregnancy Evening

this takes place on the first tuesday of every month at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH, formally Farnborough hospital) there is information available at this evening from a range of organisations and services, including some from the NHS and the NCT

Happy Mondays Playgroup

The NCT Beckenham and Borders weekly playgroup, held at Beckenham Methodist Church each monday morning. this is a drop in session, so no need to book, but we fill up early, so don't leave it too late.

Home Birth Meetings

To help you prepare for your home birth. See the event section of the website for meeting dates and contact details.

Knitting Club

Come along and get support from other parents whlst ether larning a new skill or just having fun. nctbeckenham.chair@gmail.com

Membership

If you want to join NCT, you can do it online via www.nct.org.uk/join. If you have queries about an existing membership, contact our

Membership Secretary nct.beckenham.membership@gmail.com

NCT Support line

For practical and emotional support in all areas of pregnancy, burth and early parenthood including help with feeding, call the NCT helpline on 0300 330 0700

Nearly New Sales

A fantastic source of good quality equipment, baby clothes, toys and maternity wear. Also a profitable outlet for your stock of outgrown and unwanted items. Further information is listed on the Nearly New Sale pages or contact NCTSales-beckenham@hotmail.co.uk.
The next sale will be in Saturday 1st March 2014. Registration will open on Sat 18th January.

Newsletter

Regular features on pregnancy, birth and parenting plus details of local NCT events. Newsletters are sent to all NCT members in the branch. Contributed articles are always welcome – please email lenebryant@hotmail.com

Real Nappies

Both the London Borough of Bromley and Lewisham offer grants towards the cost of real nappies. For Bromley, contact Bromley's Real Nappy Information Service on 020 8313 4913 or visit www.bromley.gov.uk/realnappies. For Lewisham, visit http://www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk/apply/ or telephone 020 8314 2245.

Relax, Stretch & Breathe Classes

A weekly class of stretches and relaxation for women over 12 weeks pregnant, with lots of extra information for labour and afterwards, held in Bromley on Saturday mornings. Contact Cath Narracott on 020 8462 2004.

Running/Walking Staggering club

Held over the summer months an opportunity to get out and get some fresh air, whatever your level of fitness. Meet in Kelsey Park. nctbeckenham.chair@gmail.com

Post Natal Teas

Informal get-togethers for new mothers, hosted by local NCT members that are invaluable for meeting new mothers in your neighbourhood. You should be contacted by your local post natal tea organiser who will invite you to her house one afternoon to meet other mothers in your post code who have babies of a similar age. Further information is detailed on the Post Natal Teas page under the Early Days section. Contact nctbeckenham.pnteas@gmail.com

Twins and Multiple Births

Beckenham & Bromley Twins Club have a mother & toddler group held Tuesdays and Fridays during term time and summer holidays. Contact www.beckenhamandbromleytwinsclub.co.uk or 020 8313 1779.

Valley Cushion Hire

These special cushions are available to hire for post-natal comfort. Contact Mel Skinner on 020 8778 1757.

Volunteers

Volunteering is a fantastic way to make new friends; it’s the only way that the branch can operate as everyone who makes this branch a success is a volunteer. It’s also a good way to keep your brain in gear and have something to put on your CV if you go back to work. Take a look at the Get Involved page to find out about our current vacancies or just get in touch if you would like to get involved. nctbeckenham.chair@gmail.com

VBAC (Vaginal Birth after Cesarean) meetings.

These are regular meetings to give you information or support if you are planning a vaginal birth after a c-section. Please check our events page or contact Virginia for more information on virginia_staar@yahoo.co.uk