Monmouth & District

Your local parent support network

Welcome to Monmouth & District NCT. Here you will find information about courses and events coming up in Monmouthshire, Forest of Dean and Powys.

We are an active NCT group running a variety of events throughout the year.   You are very welcome to join us at any or all of our events.

Baby & Toddler Groups

  • Monmouth Baby Group is held every Tuesday 10.30-12.00 at Bridges Community Centre, Monmouth. It is a chance for new parents and carers to relax over tea and cake while the babies and toddlers play, £2 donation. 
  • Parkend Baby & Toddler Group is held every Monday 9.30-11am in the Garden Rooms at Dean Fields Study Centre in Parkend (between Lydney & Coleford), £2 donation

We are often joined at our baby groups by people selling baby gifts and taster sessions for other groups (baby massage, music groups), there is no obligation to join in or buy anything, but most of our mum’s enjoy the chance to browse in a safe environment for baby.

Breastfeeding support

There are a number of breastfeeding peer support groups and counsellors in the area, we can also help you to find lactation consultants near by. Look for the pdf document to the right.

Summer Strolls

Every summer the NCT runs a number of bump, pushchair and toddler friendly walks locally, we meet up in somewhere locally for a gentle stroll suitable for all. Summer strolls take place on the last Wednesday of the month, for locations keep an eye on our Facebook page

First Aid Courses

We organise regular Baby & Child First Aid courses run by the British Red Cross. This short 2-hour course will equip you with basic knowledge in the following areas:

  • Unconscious baby or child (breathing or not breathing)
  • Choking
  • Bleeding
  • Burns
  • Raised temperature
  • Meningitis

The next NCT Baby first aid courses will take place on Saturday 25th November at The Club House, Sling, near Coleford. 

There are two sessions available:

Morning: 10am - 12.30pm  
Afternoon: 1.30pm - 4pm 

For more information contact

Nearly New Sale

Our branch holds sales twice a year. Following the success of our October 7th Sale in Monmouth, the next sale will be in the spring in the Monmouth and district area. If you are interested in selling you can register your interest at with your contact details and what age range of clothing and toys you have to sell.

Baby Massage

NCT Baby Massage comes to Monmouth! Suitable for babies from 8 weeks in age to crawling our first Monmouth Course starts on Monday 25th September

NCT Baby Massage is our new postnatal course, designed to build your confidence and understanding of this relaxation technique.

The course consists of 5, one and a quarter hour, Monday morning sessions starting on 25th September and finishing on 23rd October 2017 you can find more information here.

Pregnancy Yoga

NCT Yoga for Pregnancy classes are run as a weekly drop-in. You can start coming to the classes any time after 12 weeks of pregnancy. Please contact Bronwen Rashad, your local teacher, to check availability and register. The class runs on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm. More information here.

NCT Mother and Baby Yoga

Our unique and fun classes provide a wonderful opportunity for you as a new mother to ease your way back into exercise after the birth of your baby. Discover how yoga can help you stretch, strengthen and tone your body. More here.

Changing Tent

The new Monmouth and District NCT changing tent is now in action and we are out and about at events over the summer. If you see us, do come and say hi, we are always happy for a chat.


Monmouth & District NCT is run by a small Branch Team of committed volunteers. We ensure that our groups run smoothly, write a newsletter and make decisions about how funds that we raise are spent. We always welcome new volunteers. Please contact our Branch Chair by email or Facebook if you have any suggestions or want to get more involved -


As a new mum getting out and about with your baby is a very positive experience, you’ll meet new mums and we hope new friends and talk to others about your new life with a baby. Hope to see you at one of our events.

All of our groups and events are open to all, you do not need to be a member of NCT to attend.

Monmouth & District contacts

Main branch contact: