Our vision is of a world in which no parent is isolated and all parents are supported to build a strong society.

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So we start at the beginning.

Our mission is to support parents through the first 1,000 days, to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

We do this through three interconnected aims:

  • Sharing knowledge - informing parents' decisions
  • Creating networks - forging vital friendships
  • Harnessing voices - changing public policy and attitudes for good.

Since 1956, we have supported millions of women and parents through birth and early parenthood whilst also securing major advances in professional practice and public policy.

Yet we know that many more people could benefit from NCT than do at present.

And we know we can do more to support parents after the birth of their child.

So now, we committed to going further.
Building on, not away from our roots.

So that we're here for all parents.
Across the first 1,000 days.

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The Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for the governance of our charity and ensures that we are acting in the best interests of parents, who ...

The cornerstone to our strategy is being an open, diverse and inclusive charity so we can support all parents, whoever they are, and whatever their ...

All of our 750 course leaders are trained to the highest standards in partnership with the University of Worcester, licensed and professionally ...

We deliver engaging, positive and informative community services that support parents as they make the transition from early pregnancy to parenthood.


Our Annual Reports provide an overview of the charity and the work we undertake each year.

Are you unsure what to trust among the mass of pregnancy and parenting information out there? Here’s how we provide accurate, evidence-based ...

First 1,000 Days: from the beginning of pregnancy through to your child’s second birthday.

Creating and sharing evidence is a key part of how we support parents in their First 1,000 Days, through pregnancy, birth and the early days of ...

For 60 years, we have worked to ensure all parents-to-be and new parents feel supported, informed and confident.

We are all currently working remotely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For media enquiries please email Martin.Chapman@nct.org.uk and cc Press@nct.org.uk ...

We provide practical and emotional support with feeding your baby and general enquiries for parents, members and volunteers.

Courses & workshops

NCT Antenatal course

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NCT Antenatal refresher course

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