NCT Chester branch is your local parent support network, helping you become the parent you want to be. Our branch is led 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

Mother and father holdeing their newborn babyNCT 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.

Please contact  or visit our course page for full details of all available courses.

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 Bumps and Babies, and Bumps, Babies and Beyond groups

Giving the opportunity for new parents and parents-to-be to make new friends and share experiences.

Bumps and Babies meet every Thursday from 10.30am to 12noon at Caffe Nero, 176-178 Foregate Street Chester (formely known as Brannigan's). 

Bumps, Babies and Beyond meet every Monday 1pm-3pm at The Russian Style Crepe Cafe, Weston Grove, Upton

Visit our Bumps and Babies page for more details

Toddle and Talk

We are now holding a pram/sling friendly walk every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at Westminster Park from 1.30pm.  We meet outside the cafe whatever the weather, and there is even time for a play on the swings or a coffee at the end too.

Visit our event listings for more details


Lone Parent Group

Our new Lone Parent Group meets every Monday at the Wesley Church Centre on St John Street from 10.30am - 12.30pm.  Hosted by our friendly Lone Parent contact Antonia, the group is a great place to meet like minded parents to unite together in a relaxed atmosphere.  Creche services may be available during term time at a small cost (must be pre-booked).

Visit our event listings for more details.


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. We hold a number of events over the year. Why not check out the events finder to see what is on.

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.

Check out our BFFC page for more information.

We are also pleased to announce that our volunteer Lisa Palfreman has been shortlisted for a NCT Star Award! Go to NCT Star Awards page and click on North West to find out what Lisa has done, why we think she is worth it, and vote!  We would also like to congratulate Di Langhorn. One of our Antenatal teachers, who has been awarded a Regional Star Award and been put forward for the National Awards.


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.

Chester contacts

Main branch contact:
Tel: | Email:
Amanda Guttridge - Antenatal, refresher and postnatal classes:
Nearly New Sale Enquiries:
Baby First Aid coordinator:
Newsletter Editor :
Breastfeeding Friendly Chester:

Next event

Date: Thu, 24/08/2017 - 10:30 | Venue: Caffe Nero