NCT Chester branch is your local parent support network, helping you become the parent you want to be. Our branch run by volunteers and offer local parents and parents-to-be invaluable support, services and NCT events.
Why contact your local branch?
Find a support network
NCT branches support you before, during and after your baby arrives. NCT volunteers offer you opportunities to meet up and make friends and share experience at coffee mornings, bumps and babies sessions and other support groups.
The Chester branch runs a series of ante-natal and breastfeeding classes, at weekends or evenings. We also offer refresher antenatal courses for subsequent pregnancies. When your baby has arrived, there is a post-natal discussion course, which enables you to share and explore your experiences of new motherhood - and make more new friends. We also now offer baby massage for babies from 6 weeks over a 5 week course, its a great way for family members/carers to bond with baby. Other additional benefits include increased confidence, and aids recognition of baby's needs. Improves postive interation and is thought to improve sleep!
NCT Nearly New Sales
The cost of kitting out your baby or toddlers can run into thousands of pounds. That is why NCT Nearly New Sales are the perfect solution, offering pre-loved top-quality baby and children’s clothes and equipment at bargain prices.
We hold 2 Nearly New Sales throughout the year, which are always very popular. Cash-strapped parents and parents-to-be can find all the top quality baby clothes, toys and equipment they need at our upcoming sale and save around 70% on what they would cost brand new.
NCT First Aid Course
We offer Baby First Aid classes on a regular basis. You can find more on our Baby First Aid page.
NCT Chester Groups
Giving the opportunity for new parents and parents-to-be to make new friends and share experiences.
Our Bumps and Babies group meet every Thursday from 10.30 to 12.30 at Caffe Nero, Foregate Street Chester (formely known as Brannigan's).
Bumps, Babies and Beyond met on Monday's 1.00 to 3.00 at the Russian Style Crepe Cafe, 76 Weston Grove, Upton.
Toddle and Talk is our walking group. We met on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday's at Westminster Park by the Cafe at 1.30pm See the sub-tab under Bumps and Babies for more details. ***As of November we will be putting the Toddle and Talk group on hold till March due to the wonderful British weather***
Visit our Bumps and Babies page and its sub-content for more details on the above groups
Lone Parents is our new weekly support and social group for Lone Parents in Chester. Meeting every Monday 10.30 - 12.30 at the Cafe in the Wesley Church Centre, St John's Street, Chester.
Breastfeeding Friendly Chester
Back in October 2011, the branch launched Breastfeeding Friendly Chester (BFFC), a scheme aimed at providing parents with information on locations across Chester which have signed commitments to make breastfeeding families welcome.
NCT volunteering opportunities
Have fun helping with NCT branch activities, use your skills to support local parents and meet new people from your community.
Local NCT social and fundraising events - Supporting the local community
Chester branch gives you the chance to meet other parents while supporting your local branch and the wider NCT. Check our either our Events section on here for upcoming events or our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NCTChester
NCT events and services are open to all parents and parents-to-be, members and non- members.
For parents that have particular needs or access requirements, including disabled parents, we do our best to ensure that these needs are met. If you have particular needs or access requirements that it would be helpful for us to know about, please contact us to discuss how these can be met.
We are also supported by Big Yellow Chester, who help us by storing all our equipment we have to put on our events. You can see what they can do for you by going to http://www.bigyellow.co.uk/ or call the Chester Branch on 01244 399993