There is more to your NCT branch than Antenatal classes and Coffee mornings!
Advertising: Our Newsletter, Pitter Patter Chatter is distributed 3 times a year to 600+ members. So if you have a service or product you'd like to sell to mums- and dads-to-be, new parents or young families, let us know! We offer advertising spaces at very reasonable rates, giving local businesses the opportunity to reach a targeted audience of new parents. We can also include flyers in our newsletter or our goody bags. Full details can be found on our Advertising page
Antenatal Classes: Our Antenatal classes are led by full-trained specialist workers, offering informative support as you prepare for the birth. They are extremely popular and we would encourage you to book as soon as possible. Our Parent Services Administrator will always do her best to accomodate you! Dates for our forthcoming classes can be found on the Courses page. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0870 421 4416 for more information or to book
Areas: Sutton, Epsom and District branch covers the following areas: KT4, KT17, KT18, KT19, KT20, SM1, SM2, SM3, SM4, SM5, SM6, SM7
Baby and Toddler Groups: Come along to our Carshalton or Epsom Baby and Toddler groups and meet other parents. A friendly welcome awaits you. If you can also spare some time to help run the sessions please get in touch with the group organiser
Branch Meetings: Our informal, friendly meetings take place once a month in members' houses, or in a local pub/resturant, and are open to everyone. They start around 7.30/8pm and last 2 hours. They are a good way to keep up to date with what is happening within the branch, there is no obligation to join the committee or to get involved... and to be honest they are a good excuse to get out of the house for tea and biscuits too! Email Branch.SuttonEpsomAndDistrict@nct.org.uk for full details
Breast Pump Hire: For mothers in the area 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 we have 2 agents (in Sutton and Mickleham) hiring pumps at very reasonable rates. Please email Branch.SuttonEpsomAndDistrict@nct.org.uk
Breastfeeding counsellors: If you would like to talk to someone about breastfeeding, either before or after your baby arrives, you can contact one of our fully qualified counsellors. Please call 0844 243 6291. You can also call the national NCT Breastfeeding Helpline on 0300 330 0771 between 8am and 10pm, 7 days a week. If you are interested in training to become an NCT breastfeeding counsellor, please call 0844 243 6291.
Breastfeeding Drop-Ins and support groups: Want to know more about the benefits of breastfeeding? Want information about long-term breastfeeding, expressing, weaning, tandem feeding, etc? Want to see our range of NCT breastfeeding products including bras and tops? Want support and information about breastfeeding your baby? Want to discuss any concerns? Meet other mums for support? Want to find out about local breastfeeding-friendly places? Come at one of our drop-in clinics (no appointments needed) or join one of our support groups. See our Breastfeeding page for dates and venues
Bumps and Babes Groups: The Sutton Bumps Group meets every Thursday morning at the Waterstones Cafe on Sutton High Street. Please email Angela: email@example.com
Coffee Mornings / Open Houses: Aimed at anyone, regardless of age of baby, to help you get to know others in the local area. Please phone the hostess to let her know you are coming along and to check there are no last minute changes. See our Social groups page or our Newsletter for dates and venues
Contacting us: Whatever your query, our friendly volunteers will help you find the answer. When contacting us please remember that everyone running the Sutton, Epsom and District NCT branch are volunteers, with many other commitments. Most of us have young children and some of us are back at work full time. To contact us email Branch.SuttonEpsomAndDistrict@nct.org.uk or message us via our Facebook page
Fundraising: As a self-funding charity we depend on the generosity of our members and supporters to continue our valuable work. We try to hold a few events each year to raise funds both locally and nationally. Details of local forthcoming events can be found on our Events page or in the Newsletter. We are always eager to hear from businesses who are interested in supporting our fundraising activities, whether by donating raffle prizes, offering a venue or through sponsorship. If you would like to discuss this please email Branch.SuttonEpsomAndDistrict@nct.org.uk
Membership: You don't need to be a member to benefit from any of the NCT's services, or to join in our social activities - we are here for all parents and parents-to-be. However, as a self-funding charity, we depend on the generosity of our members and supporters to continue our valuable work. Membership fees and donations allow us to keep our services accessible to all parents within our local community. You can join or renew your membership by phoning 0844 243 7000 or online. All members receive regular newsletters and magazines, and are invited to join our friendly, informal committee and can attend training sessions. We offer many opportunities to contribute to our local work, whether you have a few minutes of a few hours to spare. Many parents find this a valuable and enjoyable way to keep their minds active during maternity leave! For membership enquiries please email Branch.SuttonEpsomAndDistrict@nct.org.uk
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. We run 4 sales a year in Cheam. Further information is listed on the Nearly New Sales page
Newsletter: We produce 3 editions of our Newsletter Pitter, Patter, Chatter, each year in late Spring, Autumn and Winter. The Newsletter is distributed to our members and is designed to keep you informed about the branch as well as to provide helpful information and some light reading. Contributed articles are always welcome. Contact Branch.SuttonEpsomAndDistrict@nct.org.uk for more information. If you or someone you know would like to advertise in our newsletter we would love to hear from you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or have a look at our advertising page on this site
Postnatal Classes: Please contact email@example.com for more details
Second Time Parents: We run refresher courses for second time parents to be
Sling Library: We offer a regular Sling Library offering the chance to try a variety of baby wearing options. See our Facebook page and Sling Library page on this site for dates, times and details of our Sling Meets.
Teddy Bears' Picnic: Bring a picnic along for an afternoon of entertainment, with something for all ages. Please see our events page or Facebook page for further details
Twin and Multiple Birth classes: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Volunteers: Volunteering is a fantastic way to make new friends and it is the only way that the branch can operate. It is also a good to keep your brain in gear and have something to put on your CV if you go back to work. For more information please contact Branch.SuttonEpsomAndDistrict@nct.org.uk or see our Facebook page for details about our vacancies and details about how you could help
Weaning Classes: Please contact email@example.com for more details
Website: We hope that you have found our branch pages of interest and informative. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any ideas about how we could improve them: Branch.SuttonEpsomAndDistrict@nct.org.uk