NCT Membership rewards you for joining the UK's leading charity for birth, pregnancy and early parenthood with a package of exclusive benefits that brings you the best of NCT's trusted information and support.
Live postnatal talks
Knowledge, insights, and strategies from experienced practitioners
Offers & discounts
Exclusive access to fantastic money-saving offers
Information you can trust on parenting topics that matter
Early entry to Nearly New Sales
Beat the crowds and get first-pick of pre-loved items at great prices
Help fund free support for others while accessing exclusive guidance
100% of every membership is a donation to the charity
Join from just 10p per day - plus you can add a second member at no added cost!
Choose a membership
By choosing NCT Membership you help transform the lives of expectant and new parents in local communities up and down the UK.
We also offer a reduced price membership at £10 per year (or £2.50 every 3 months) if you receive Universal Credit (except where the award is for child element only) or tax credits (excluding child tax credits alone). We also offer a special rate for those who volunteer with us.
Membership donations can be paid using Direct Debit or Credit/Debit Card. Paying by Direct Debit means we can automatically renew your membership so you don't miss out. But we will always let you know before we take any money from you, in line with the Direct Debit Guarantee, in case you have changed your mind.
Discover the benefits of an NCT Membership
The benefits in our 2023 Membership package are better than ever.
You get the best of NCT's trusted information and support through exclusive live talks, money-savings offers & competitions, digital magazine & quick-read newsletters, plus early entry to every NCT Nearly New Sale.
Live postnatal talks
NCT member-only talks packed with information and support for NCT members with new babies. Get knowledge, insights, and strategies from experienced practitioners and have the opportunity to ask our practitioners questions on the following key topics:
- Finding your feet
In this talk our experienced postnatal practitioners will focus on the expectations and reality of becoming a parent.
Focusing on common experiences and feelings of adjusting to being parents, changes and challenges to family relationships will also be explored.
This talk will help build your understanding and self-confidence as a parent and your ability to manage the changes and challenges ahead.
- Getting to know your baby
This talk will cover everything you need to know about the fourth trimester.
Our experienced postnatal practitioners will help you understand your newborn’s needs, share ideas on how you can support your baby’s transition from womb to world as well as focussing on the importance of self care and compassion.
Areas covered will include early infant development, recognising relevant cues and skin to skin contact.
You’ll leave with a better understanding of the reality of taking care of your baby and equipped with strategies to help find balanced information and resources.
- Newborn sleep
This 45 minute talk will focus on your newborn's sleep.
Our experienced postnatal practitioners will guide you through the science of infant sleep, help to dispel sleep myths and provide reassurance on normal sleep patterns over the first year.
This talk will give you the knowledge to understand your newborn's sleep, recognise when they’re tired, set your expectations for the first year and offer you some tips on managing broken sleep and meeting your own needs.
- Crying and communicating
This talk will help you understand how babies communicate, explain the reasons for crying and provide you with strategies to soothe your baby.
As well as a Q&A session, this talk will include information around the changing patterns of crying, the benefits of responsive parenting, colic as well as looking at ways of coping for both you and your baby.
- Feeding your baby
This 45 minute long talk will focus on feeding your baby.
This talk aims to provide feeding information and support to guide you through the first six weeks of your baby’s life.
Our postnatal practitioners will talk you through feeding cues, responsive feeding, breastmilk supply, signs feeding is going well, mixed feeding and expressing, and parenting at night.
There will also be information on why, when and how to seek further feeding support.
Offers and discounts
Exclusive access to prize winning competitions, fantastic money-saving offers and discounts on shopping vouchers, family days out, dining, cinema tickets and holidays, to name just a few.
NCT Matters, our inspiring and informative digital magazine for members full of information you can trust on the parenting topics that matter to you.
NCT members get exclusive parenting support from our postnatal live talks, whilst their membership donations help NCT provide free information and practical & emotional support for millions of UK parents every year.
Help shape the future of the charity
Only NCT members can influence the direction and help shape the future of the charity by attending and voting in our AGM, voting in Trustee elections and being elected to the Board of Trustees. Another vital way you can make a difference with your membership.
See what you could save
Whether it’s a take-away, your weekly grocery shop, or renewing your car insurance, NCT Membership offers & discounts has deals that could save you money.
Simply fill in how much you spend monthly or annually on the everyday categories, then the savings calculator will generate your annual personal savings total.
Frequently asked questions
- When do I receive my membership card?
You will receive a digital NCT Membership card by email within 10 days of joining. If you have not received your card or need it urgently please email our helpful Enquiries Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0300 330 0700 option 3 (please leave a message if the answerphone is on and they will call you back).
- As an NCT member, how do I get early entry to NCT Nearly New Sales?
NCT Members get early entry to every one of our local, volunteer-led Nearly New Sales with their NCT Membership card. Do check the details, timings and early entry details for the sale/s you want to go to as these vary.
You can find details of NCT Nearly New Sales and all the other volunteer-led events, activities and meet-ups on social media or at Local activities and meet-ups.
You will need your digital NCT Membership card to enter a sale early. If you need a replacement card please email our Enquiries Team by email to email@example.com or by phoning 0300 330 0700 option 3 (please leave a message if the answerphone is on and they will call you back).
- How do I access the Live Talks?
NCT Members who have given NCT their email address and due/birth date, will receive up to three email invitations to register for the series of Live Talks when their baby/ies is/are between 0 and 3 months in age (if NCT have permission to contact them by email).
If you have not received your email invitations or would like to attend the talks at a different time - now, or in the future, then please email our Enquiries Team by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0300 330 0700 option 3 (please leave a message if the answerphone is on and they will call you back).
- How do I access NCT Members offers and discounts?
You can access NCT Members offers and discounts as soon as you become an NCT Member by logging into the NCT Members offers and discounts portal with the email address you used to signed up.
You will also receive regular NCT offers, discounts and competitions by email and in our digital magazine, NCT Matters (if you have given NCT permission to email you) as well as NCT offers and discounts tailored to your stage of pregnancy or parenting journey within NCT quick-read newsletters (if you are expecting or have a baby/ies under one year of age and have given NCT details of your due/birth date/s).
- How am I going to receive the digital magazine and quick-read newsletters?
NCT Matters, our digital magazine full of the latest parenting news, personal stores and updates from the charity, will be sent to you every month by email (if you have given NCT permission to send you emails). Quick-read newsletters tailored to your stage of pregnancy or parenting with articles and offers will be sent to you each month if you are expecting a baby or have a child under the age of one (if you have given NCT permission to email you and given us your due/birth date/s).
- Why have I been invited to NCT's AGM (Annual General Meeting)?
NCT is a membership charity and this means that NCT members can influence the direction and help shape the future of the charity by attending and voting in our AGM, voting in Trustee elections and being elected to the Board of Trustees.
Each year all NCT members (who have given us an up-to-date email address and permission) will be invited to attend the AGM and when there are Trustee vacancies they have the right to be nominated to stand for election and vote in NCT Trustee elections. NCT's AGM generally takes place in the latter quarter of the calendar year.
If you would like to find out more information about the AGM or elections please get in touch with our helpful Enquiries Team by email to email@example.com or by phoning 0300 330 0700 option 3 (please leave a message if the answerphone is on and they will call you back).
- How can I update my email address or other contact details?
Please get in touch with our helpful Enquiries Team to let us know your new details, stating your old contact details and membership number by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0300 330 0700 option 3 (please leave a message if the answerphone is on and they will call you back).
- How can I request a new membership card?
To request a replacement NCT membership card simply contact our helpful Enquiries Team by email to email@example.com or by phoning 0300 330 0700 option 3 (please leave a message if the answerphone is on and they will call you back).
- How do I renew my membership?
You can renew your membership online here or phone our helpful Enquiries Team on 0300 330 0700 option 3 (please leave a message if the answerphone is on and they will call you back).
- Can my partner be a member of NCT too?
Yes, membership covers two people at the same address, so why not sign up your partner too? To add your partner contact our helpful Enquiries Team by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0300 330 0700 option 3 (please leave a message if the answerphone is on and they will call you back).
- How does NCT protect my data?
NCT abide by the data protection act 2018. We take the protection of data extremely seriously and you can read our Data Protection policy in full here.
- How do I cancel my NCT Membership?
To cancel your membership, please contact our helpful Enquiries Team by email to email@example.com with your NCT Membership number or by phoning 0300 330 0700 option 3 (please leave a message if the answerphone is on and they will call you back).
Please note that because all memberships are a donation to NCT charity, under charity law and in line with the Charities Act 2011 refunds are only permitted in specific circumstances.
What your membership donation supports
By supporting us, we can always be there for parents up and down the country - providing practical information, emotional support, and a strong voice in our society.
Every NCT membership is a 100% donation to the charity.