Our dedicated Volunteers recognise the value of parents supporting parents. We run 3 Postnatal Groups (Larkhall, Percy and Keynsham), and a Homebirth group.
Pregnancy, birth and early parenthood are amazing and unique experiences in any parent’s life. By providing plenty of information, encouragement and friendly parent-to-parent support, we can help to make experiences of parenthood as positive as possible.
Most of us at the Bath & District branch became involved after we ourselves were helped by the NCT. Like all NCT branches, this branch is run and supported solely by volunteers. We offer support, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be. We are a registered charity, run by parents, for parents.
Since our Annual Members' Meeting on Thursday 26th May 2016 we no longer have a Branch Coordinator. If you would like further information about activities and support that the branch offer, please contact one of our many volunteers direct, or call into one of our support groups.
For the latest information about your local branch, please look at: https://www.facebook.com/BathNCT
Make a donation online: www.justgiving.com/tnct
Branch Contact: Tel: 0300 330 0700 | Email: membership.BathAndDistrict@nct.org.uk
Please click the links on the right to find out more about your local branch.
Further information about the classes and courses we offer can be found by clicking on the links on the right hand side. We are a charity and offer generous discounts to those who are on lower incomes - please contact us for details.
Depending on your circumstances, we have several payment options available. Please ask your course organiser in confidence for more details. She will be delighted to help you.
Reductions of 90%
Reductions of 90% off the course price are available for:
- Under 18s
- Students under 22 years of age
- Parents receiving universal credit, income support, income-based job seekers allowance, income-related employment and support allowance, working tax credit or support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- Parents with a yearly combined household income of £16,190 - £29,190 (level depends on your household income)
Reductions of between 10% and 80%
Parents with a yearly combined household income of £16,190 - £28,190 (level depends on your household income)
Payment by instalments
Everyone can pay for a course by agreed instalments as long as the final payment is made 30 days before the course starts.
Branch Activities are listed below.
Percy NCT Bumps, Babies and Toddlers
Bumps, Babies and Toddlers, Percy Community Centre, New King Street, Bath
Fridays 1pm until 3pm Term-time only
We support Bath Cloth Nappy Library and a volunteer will often be at each Percy NCT session with sample nappies and information about reusable nappies. Please also check their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bathclothnappylibrary ro email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that this is NOT a traditional Toddler Group. Toddlers who attend are usually coming with a parent who ALSO has a newborn baby or is expecting their second or third baby. We have very limited space at the Percy Community Centre. If you would like to help the Bath & District NCT set up a Toddler group in Bath, please contact us by email: membership.BathAndDistrict@nct.org.uk
£2 donation per adult.
Heather, our Breastfeeding Counsellor, and a small team of volunteer mums would like to warmly welcome you, your bump, your baby or your toddler (or even all 3!) to the Friday Percy NCT Bumps, Babies and Toddler group at Percy Community Centre.
A place where you can find breastfeeding support, chat and play. Delicious homemade cakes, fresh fruit and a wide selection of herbal teas and real coffee for just £2 per adult.
A Volunteer Breastfeeding Counsellor or Breastfeeding Peer Supporter will try to be at the group each week.
Heather: 01225 424471 e: email@example.com
Percy Community Centre: 01225 423014
Larkhall Baby Café
Baby Cafe, New Oriel Hall, Larkhall
Tuesdays 1pm until 3pm
At the baby cafe you can exchange experiences with other new parents, swap tips and advice and have fun with your little one. Run by parents for parents.
Donations of £2.50 appreciated to cover hall hire and refreshments
KEYNSHAM Bumps & Babies Group
The group meet on FRIDAYS 10.30am til 12.30pm at the Bonzo Lounge in Keynsham
Run by Ali - you can find latest updates on our facebook page -www.facebook.com/BathNCT
Text Ali: 07870 994 393 for details.
Our most recent Nearly New Sale was on Saturday 19th September 2015
Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering to set up another one.
Bump Buddies is taking a break after October 2016 while Chaya is on maternity leave. If you'd be interested in volunteering to run this group, please contact us by email: membership.BathAndDistrict@nct.org.uk
If you would like more information please come along to our NCT Homebirth group which is run by Harriet Symon and Mary Tipler. It is normally held on the last Sunday of each month, between 7 - 9pm at the New Oriel Hall, Larkhall, Bath BA1 6RA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call 07775 645877
Valley Cushion Hire
The Valley Cushion is hygienic and easy to use, and feedback from mothers who have used it has been hugely positive, in fact, some mothers have said that they would have been less inclined to breastfeed in the early days, if it weren't for the cushion.
The Valley Cushion was scientifically designed as an alternative to the ring cushion which has proved to be unsatisfactory over the years. It has two adjustable inflatable bags positioned either side of a unique central channel, allowing you to adjust the level of support, whilst ensuring that sore areas are kept from painful pressure.
To hire, please contact Maxine Palmer on 07976 613 013 or Harriet Symon on 07775 645 877
It costs £15 for 5 day hire
Check out our facebook page for info & updates - www.facebook.com/BathNCT
Bath & District NCT is run by a small Branch Team of committed volunteers. We always welcome new volunteers and have a variety of social gatherings throughout the year. Please contact one of our volunteers by email, phone or Facebook if you have any suggestions or want to get more involved.
Branch Chair: Vacant
Parent Services Coordinator (Rita & Hannah): Membership.BathAndDistrict@nct.org.uk
Membership Secretary (Hannah & Rita): Membership.BathAndDistrict@nct.org.uk
PSA Link (Heather): email@example.com