Volunteer at a nearly new sale

If your home is full of clothes, toys and equipment that your kids have grown out of, NCT can help.

All sellers please read our Nearly New Sale Principles, which list what you can and cannot sell at all Ticketed and Table-Top sales, in the Related Documents section in the centre column of this page. If you are selling a sling, please also print off the sling note in the Related Documents section and attach to your sling.

Our Nearly New Sales give you the chance to clear out your clutter and make some money, and you might find a few great bargains too.

NCT Nearly New Sales differ from other commercial mother and baby sales as they raise money for the charity to support vital parent support services both nationally and locally, they help to fund our helpline and evidence-based research. Locally, NCT Nearly New sales support activities as wide-ranging as Baby Cafes, Dad's events, Bumps and Babies groups, toddler messy play days.

Only NCT Nearly New Sales offer two models of sales depending on which model the local branch has chosen to run.

  • Table-top sales just charge a flat fee for a table and no other commission is payable.
  • Ticketed sales are more convenient if, as a seller, you cannot stay for the duration of the sale, so sellers are charged a small commission for having their goods sold for them by the NCT branch volunteer team

    Anyone can sell at our Nearly New Sales, you don't have to be a member of the charity. Places often fill up quickly so it's best to register early. With over 750 sales across the UK every year, you're certain to find one near you

What is a Nearly New Sale?

NCT Nearly New Sales are run by NCT volunteers across the UK. Sales take place throughout the year, but you will find Spring and Autumn are the busiest times of year for our sales. The Sales offer parents the opportunity to sell their high quality used clothes, toys and baby items, making some money, while supporting other local parents.

How to become a seller

To become a seller at your local Nearly New Sale you will need to contact your local branch, you can find them using our Branch Finder. They will be able to tell you about their next sales and how you can register to become a seller.

Or, use our Event Finder to find all NCT Nearly New Sales taking place near you. Then contact the branch holding the sale in order to become a seller.

How it works

Each branch will run its sale slightly differently, so commission rates or organisational systems may vary. Those that are run on a commission basis, have sellers receiving around 70% commission on items they sell on their sale, but other sales will charge a set fee for a table or rail and sellers keep 100% of profits made.

The commission taken by the branch will go towards NCT’s work supporting new parents. Some sales will have a discounted commission for sellers who volunteer at the sale. Find out more here.

Sellers are asked to set their own prices for items, but your local branch may have some tips or guidelines to help you with this. Contact the branches near you to find out when their next sale will be and to register your interest in becoming a seller.   


If you have any questions please contact your local branch, or you can contact enquiries@nct.org.uk.