East Lancashire

Run by local parents, we offer support, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be. We are a friendly bunch who like to welcome new people.

last updated May 2017

NCT East Lancashire Branch Facebook Page

If you need support here are some options (scroll down for more info):



Bumps and Babies Groups 

Our popular and long standing Bumps and Babies groups are a fabulous place for expectant and new parents and babies to make friends and pick up tips about parenthood, local events and much more. Our Clitheroe Group has been running for over 15 years in various locations in Whalley & Clitheroe but as a branch we have added to our brood and now have 5 groups. You do not need to be an NCT member or a breastfeeding Mum to come to our groups, everyone is welcome!

Bumps & Babies Oswaldtwistle is held every Monday  9.30am-11am Civic Arts Centre,Union Street Oswaldtwistle. The group is hosted by Rachel and Alex, breastfeeding support is available from qualified peer supporters. Pre school siblings welcome. 

Bumps & Babies Burnley is held every Wednesday 1pm - 2.30pm at Padiham Road Methodist Church Hall, Brassey Street, Burnley. The group is hosted by Alex D and Sarah,  breastfeeding support is available from qualified peer supporters. Pre school siblings welcome. 

Bumps & Babies Clitheroe (babies under 1 year) is held every Thursday 10.30am-12.00pm in the cafe area at The Grand, York Street, Clitheroe. The group is hosted by Louise,  breastfeeding support is available from qualified breastfeeding counsellor and/ord peer supporters. * The NCT group is in the cafe area and Snuggle & Sing is in the hall below. 

Bumps & Babies Pendle is held every Friday 10am - 11.30am (Term Time Only) at  Giddy Kippers, 1 Turner Road, Lomeshaye Business Village, Nelson. The group is hosted by Lucy, Nadine & Rachel. Breastfeeding support is available from qualified peer supporters. Pre school siblings welcome. Please note babes in arms are free there is a £1 charge for mobile babies under 1 year , Toddlers £2.95 including a tea/coffe and juice. Additional siblings £1 each (these prices apply during term time). 

Bumps & Babies Rawtenstall is held every Friday 10am - 11.30am at The Zone, The Old Fire Station, Rawtenstall. The group is hosted by Leanne,  Breastfeeding support is available from qualified peer supporters. (this group is run by Bury & Rossendale Branch see their facebook page for more info)  Pre school siblings welcome. 


 NCT Peer supporters will be wearing green NCT polo shirts at our Bumps and Babies groups so you can spot them easily. 

More information on our groups is available via the 'Events Search' link on the right hand side of this page or join us on Facebook where you can also ask questions and exchange info with other local parents.



Breastfeeding Peer Support - commissioned by Lancashire County Council

NCT Postnatal Ward Service - we have a team of trained peer supporters volunteering on the ward supporting new mums with breastfeeding you can't miss their fabulous lime green polo shirts.

NCT Telephone Service - we call all new mums living in east lancashire who are breastfeeding when they are discharged from the maternity units. We call to see how they are, and offer support, if mums need another call we will arrange to call them back and offfer as much telephone/text support as they need.

NCT Home Visit Service - we have a small team of trained peer supporters who are available to home visit breastfeeding mums within 6 weeks of birth. Mums can be referred to the home visit service by the NCT telephone team, midwives and health visitors.

All these teams offer evidence based mum2mum support to breastfeeding families with their new arrivals, we can share lots of information and sign post mums to the support they need.

All NCT Peer supporters have an OCN accredited qualification in breastfeeding peer support, have regular support and attend annual skills updates.

NCT Breastfeeding Peer Support East Lancshire on Facebook

To request a phone call from the local NCT Breastfeeding team - Text QEF97 to 60777 with your name & date of birth




Knit & Knatter 

Bring along any portable craft and enjoy good coffee and fabulous company. Knit, Craft, Chat!

Knit & Knatter Burnley  7pm - 9pm, 2nd Tuesday of every month @ Red Triangle Cafe, St James Street, Burnley  Hosted by Alex D




Antenatal Classes

Our locally run Antenatal classes are designed to help you focus on your pregnancy and get you ready for labour and birth. They're also a great place to meet other parents-to-be. Our classes are booked according to your due date, so you'll get to meet a group of parents whose babies will be born at a similar time.

Our teachers liaise with local midwives and have a good relationship with the local maternity services teams. East Lancashire is very lucky to have a fabulous Birth Centre in Blackburn (opened 6th September 2010) as well as a new Mother and Baby unit which opened in Burnley in November 2010.

Our course format varies, we currently run courses at Springwood Childrens Centre, Whalley. 

Click here > Find a Course

Depending on your circumstances, we have several payment options available. Please speak to the course organiser in confidence for more details. There are discounts of 10% - 90% available for under 18s, students, those with a household income under £28,190 and those on benefits.

Call Helen - 0208 752 9008 please leave a message or email: bookings2b@nct.org.uk





East Lancashire contacts

Main branch contact:
Tel: 07849 663365 | Email: EastLancashire@nct.org.uk

Next event

Date: Fri, 28/07/2017 - 10:00 | Venue: Giddy Kippers