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.

Bumps and Babies Groups 

Our popular and long standing Bumps and Babies group is a fabulous place for expectant and new parents and babies to make friends and pick up tips about parenthood, local events and much more. You do not need to be an NCT member or a breastfeeding Mum to come to our groups, everyone is welcome!

Bumps & Babies Blackburn Every Tuesday 9.30am-11.30am St Gabriels Church Hall, Brownhill. The group is hosted by Elisabeth, 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 Lisa,  breastfeeding support is available from qualified peer supporters. Snuggle & Sing before this groups starts at 9.30am.

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.

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

Knitted Boob Appeal 

Knitted Boob Breast Knitted Breast Pattern

Could you knit 1 or more? These knitted boobs are used by our volunteers to help support mums breastfeeding  - some wool shops are happy to give leftover wool end of line stock for this charity project. Knitted boobs can be dropped off at any of our groups above or they can posted to us please email alex.severns@nct.org.uk for the postal address. Your help would be greatly appreciated

Happy Knitting x


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. 

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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 £26,000 and those on benefits.

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


Further Info

For more information about our branch and the NCT in East Lancashire please call/text Louise on 07849 663365

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East Lancashire contacts

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

Next event

Date: Tue, 10/05/2016 - 09:30 | Venue: St Garbiels Church Hall