Our dedicated Volunteers recognise the value of parents supporting parents. We run 2 Postnatal Groups (Percy Community Centre, Bath and Bonzo Lounge, Keynsham) All updates on www.facebook.com/BathNCT
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.
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 will be starting our 'Middle of the Month' Discussion series in September 2017. Every month there will be a themed discussion facilitated by one of our NCT Practitioners or Volunteers.
Autumn 2017: Theme will be 'Are you getting enough....'
October: Time to yourself
If you would like to make a Theme suggestion, please contact us!!
We support Bath Cloth Nappy Library and a volunteer will often be at Percy NCT with sample nappies and information about reusable nappies. Please also check their Facebook page. E-mail: 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 family.
Heather, who is an NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor and IBCLC (Lactation Consultant) 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 parenting 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/IBCLC or Breastfeeding Peer Supporter will try to be at the group each week.
Keynsham Bumps & Babies Group
The group meet on alternate Fridays at 10.30am til 12.30pm at the Bonzo Lounge in Keynsham. Contact Ali for details.
You can find latest updates on our Facebook page
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Branch Contact: Tel: 0300 330 0700 | Email: membership.BathAndDistrict@nct.org.uk
We are a charity and offer generous discounts to those who are on lower incomes - please contact us for details.
Nearly New Sales
Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering to set up another one.
Bump Buddies is taking a break from 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
NCT no longer run the Homebirth group but there is a Bath Homebirth group running at New Oriel Hall in Larkhall- please check their website for details. If you would like more information about Homebirth, please contact NCT volunteer Chaya (email: email@example.com or call 01225 482216)
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.
Please contact: Maxine Palmer on 07976 613 013 or Harriet Symon: 07775 645 877
It costs £15 for 5-day hire
Check out our Facebook page for info & updates.
Bath & District NCT is run by a small team of committed volunteers. We always welcome new volunteers and as we no longer have a Branch Coordinator we would be very interested in hearing from you if you would like to play a part in re-invigorating the Bath Branch. Please contact one of our volunteers by email, phone or Facebook if you have any suggestions or want to get more involved.
Branch Coordinator: Vacant
Parent Services Coordinator (Rita & Hannah): Membership.BathAndDistrict@nct.org.uk
Membership Secretary (Hannah & Rita): Membership.BathAndDistrict@nct.org.uk
Payment options for NCT Classes, Courses and Workshops
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.