Mid Beds

Welcome to Mid Beds NCT. Run by local parents, we offer support, services, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be.

Join our Facebook page for all the latest goings on and local support: https://www.facebook.com/nct.midbeds
And follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nct_mid_beds/
Please support our branch when you do your online shopping. It's quick and at no cost to yourself to help raise valuable funds for our branch. Simply search 'Mid Beds National Childbirth Trust' under the causes at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk 
 
We offer:
  • A support network for parents - supporting you before, during and after your baby arrives; Whether or not you attend NCT antenatal or postnatal courses in your area, there'll be NCT volunteers who offer you opportunities to meet up, make friends and share experiences at coffee mornings, bumps babies and beyond sessions and other support groups. We offer breastfeeding support, breast pump hire, Valley Cushion hire, and a bra fitting service.
  • NCT Nearly New Sales - the cost of kitting out your baby or toddler can run into thousands. NCT Nearly New Sales are the perfect solution selling top-quality baby and children's clothes and equipment at bargain prices straight from their loving owners.
  • 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 - giving you the chance to meet other parents while supporting your local branch and the wider NCT
  • Useful courses such as First Aid and Introducing Solids.
  • Membership local benefits. Earlier this year we launched a Membership Benefits Scheme for NCT Mid Beds members. Some local businesses are now kindly providing our members with offers and discounts when you show your membership card. Please see our newsletter (issued to members) for current offers and our Facebook page for new discounts and savings.

We are thrilled to announce we have been successful in being awarded funding from the National Lottery Awards for All programme.  This funding will enable the branch to continue providing a Breastfeeding Councellor, already funded graciously by C&H Barton Pharmacy, secure our hall hire for Bumps and Babies, and enable us to buy some much needed baby carriers for the sling library. We are delighted to have C&H Barton Pharmacy and the National Lottery's support. A huge thank you!!

 

Don't Miss Our... 

 

Breastfeeding Counsellor

We are so excited to announce we now host a monthly Breastfeeding Counsellor at our usual Bumps and Babies group Wednesday's 1-3pm in Flitwick Village Hall. Sarah will be with us the second Wednesday of the month.

The next dates Sarah will be on hand to answer all your queries is a slight change to the usual routine and she will be with us on 7th Fabuary 2018. Thereafter pop along for advice14th March, 11th April and 9th May 2018.

 

Next Nearly New Sale

28th April 2018 2pm - 3.15pm 

(NCT Members with valid membership card gain early entry at 1.45pm)

Flitwick Village Hall.

Dunstable Road

Flitwick

MK45 1HP

£1 per adult

For more information please contact Branch.MidBeds@nct.org.uk or email midbedsnctnns@hotmail.co.uk 

Forthcoming sales run on the 22nd Sept and 24th November 2018.

 

Our Sling Library

Our Sling library will be hosted at our usual Bumps Babies group 1-3pm on the first Wednesday of the month held at Flitwick Village Hall. The next date you can come and have a try/hire a wide range of baby carriers and slings is 6th Dec 2017.

We are always looking for volunteers to help set up and tidy away Bumps and Babies so if you are able to help please add your name to the volunteer sign up sheet at the group.

 

Signature Antenatal Courses

Find the next course appropriate to your due date: http://www.nct.org.uk/branches/mid-beds/courses

 

Baby First Aid course 

In partnership with The British Red Cross.

Running on 21st February and 30th May 2018. Places are limited to please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Held 7 - 9.30pm at Church Hall, Church Road, Maulden. MK45 2AU.

£25 per person or £45 for a couple. Babies in arms welcome.

For more information and to book on to the course please contact Emily Ord Firstaid.MidBeds@nct.org.uk

 

Introducing Solid Foods workshops

Held 10.30am - 12.30pm at Parkside Hall, Ampthill, please get in touch to express interest for courses running on the 7th February and 19th April 2018.

For more information and to book a place please contact Branch.MidBeds@nct.org.uk 

 

New Baby Massage Course

Five-week course for babies aged 6 weeks - crawling run 10.15 - 11.30am at Parkside Hall, Ampthill. 

The next course commences 19th February 2018.

For more information please contact Joanne Oldham. Bookings5l@nct.org.uk 0208 7529 117 or Branch.MidBeds@ct.org.uk 

  

Our Weekly Events...

 

Bumps Babies and Beyond

Come along and join our drop-in group every Wednesday afternoon from 1-3pm at Flitwick Village Hall, Dunstable Road, Flitwick MK45 1HP

It's a chance to speak to other parents, share experiences and ideas and have a hot cup of tea brought to you! All we ask is for a donation of £2 towards the cost of the venue and refreshments. You don’t have to be an NCT member to attend our group.

 

 

*** VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES****

We have a great team of volunteers to help support our branch, however, there's always room for more! 

NCT Needs You!

We are looking for volunteers to join our committee and help drive forward NCT Mid Beds. Over the years we have managed to offer a range of support and activities for local parents like, Bumps and Babies, Sling Library, Weekly Walks and Nearly New Sales. It is due to the dedication of our volunteers that we have managed To do this, however, without new volunteers coming forward we may have to stop what we are doing. If you have an hour a week to spare, then why  not join our great team of volunteers.

Interested in joining our friendly team? Contact us for more information at Branch.MidBeds@nct.org.uk

Current Vacancies:
 
 
Branch Co-ordinatior Role - Do you have 1 hour a week to spare? Are you organised? Do you want to make a difference to local parents in the area? We are looking for someone to help coordinate our branch and activities. You wont be on your own and will be working as part of a team of committee members who all support each other. If you would like to help shape the futrue of the NCT Mid Beds Branch then the Branch Coordinator is the role for you.
 
 
Bumps and Babies Coordinator / volunteers - The Bumps & Babies Coordinator ensures that the group runs as advertised, and supports a rota of volunteers. The Bumps & Babies Volunteers help out at Bumps & Babies on a regular basis with setting up/packing away and organising the refreshments.
 
 
Events Coordinator / Team members – To organise the various fundraising events that the branch holds each year, such as the Cheeky Monkeys Tea Party.  To help arrange volunteers for these events.
 
Membership Secretary - Accessing the NCT database to download contacts for the quarterly newsletter distribution and keeping our members up to datewith activities via email. 
 
 
 
Support for all the above roles is available.  It is worth bearing in mind, that all NCT members who volunteer for more than 12 hours a year get a reduction in their renewal from £40 to £26.   We are also looking for volunteers on a regular basis to help at our events and Nearly New Sales and to offer postnatal support to our antenatal groups. If you feel you can spare some time and would like to get involved or find out more, please contact us and we can arrange for you to speak to the relevant person on our committee to find out more information.

 

 

 

Mid Beds contacts

Main branch contact:
Telephone
0300 330 0700
Branch Coordinator :
coordinator.MidBeds@nct.org.uk
Nearly New Sale Coordinator:
Kathryn Singleton midbedsnctnns@hotmail.co.uk

Next Event


Nearly New Sale
Date: Sat, 28/04/2018 14:00
Venue: Flitwick Village Hall
All events organised by Mid Beds