The time it is appropriate to clamp the umbilical cord after a child’s birth is being debated in the national news today.
In section: NCT College
There is a fantastic opportunity to train as an NCT Voluntary Role Breastfeeding Counsellor starting September 2014. Deadlines for applications: Mid Feb 2014 - 30th June 2014
In section: Get Involved
Volunteering a few hours each week or month for NCT gives you the opportunity to use and develop lots of skills and have fun. We aim to have something for everyone, whatever your availability, are you good at, or willing to have a go at.
NCT welcomes the ‘Preparation for Birth and Beyond’ resource pack, launched by health minister Anne Milton today. Aimed at all those in the NHS, local authorities and the voluntary sector who run groups for expectant and new parents, the resource aims to...
Last week, Baroness Julia Cumberlege was awarded the Children & Youth Champion Award for which she was nominated by the NCT (National Childbirth Trust) at the Charity Champion Awards 2009. Baroness Cumberlege’s dedication to the NCT and to reforming...
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Initiated in 2005, the NCT Parent Education Access Programme (PEAP) offers parents with few formal qualifications a non-traditional route back into education.
A recent systematic review, published in The Cochrane Library, reveals that later cord clamping after birth increases iron levels in babies.
British Scientists have developed a new £10 test that gives advance warning of post-natal depression for pregnant women.
A new BiB study, published in the Lancet, finds that marriage between first cousins can more than double the risk of giving birth to a baby with a 'congenital anomaly'.
As of next year, the number of two-year-olds entitled to free childcare will double. Families on less than £16,190 a year on working tax credits will be eligible as it is extended to 260,000 children.
Four MPs from across the political spectrum have joined together to present a vision for the conception to age two period. The 1001 Critical Days manifesto recognises how early years intervention before the age of two is key to transforming our social,...
The government has announced that working parents will be given up to £2,000 per child under Budget plans to ease the cost of child care.
With the hot weather forecast, the situation for babies, toddlers and mums-to-be could quickly turn uncomfortable. So NCT has put together some top tips to help pregnant women and little ones stay cool this summer.
This year you, your family or friends could win a fantastic £5000 cash prize kindly donated by Pregnacare, as well as a huge range of other prizes.
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NCT supports the Nestlé boycott. We call on Nestlé to end its unethical promotion of baby milk. Support the boycott to help save children's lives around the world.
A new Netmums survey has found 70 per cent of UK families are living on the edge of financial survival. The survey results can be viewed here: http://www.netmums.com/home/netmums-campaigns/families-in-crisis
NCT, the UK’s largest charity for parents, and the University of Worcester have joined forces to provide university-accredited training for those wanting to support parents in the transition to parenthood. NCT College admissions are open for courses...
From today, mums and dads of premature babies will receive extra support to help them cope during the first few weeks with their baby.
NCT to improve local support for mums