Our friendly and welcoming baby and toddler groups are open to all, you don't need to be an NCT member or to have attended antenatal classes. Dads can (and do) come along as well as mums! Our groups are free to attend but we do ask for a small voluntary donation towards running costs.

Please note that all groups are currently pre-bookable only. Please visit our Facebook page or email branch.hertsnorth@nct.org.uk to book your place on any of our groups.

Open House group

Pre-bookable Groups

Mondays

Walk and Talk - alternate weeks, Hitchin (Purwell Green Way) 2pm to 3.30pm

We are very pleased to offer parents the opportunity to meet others in the fresh air for a gentle stroll in the park followed by a chance to chill and chat if the weather is nice. Walks are open to everyone - you do not need to be an NCT member but please remember to book your place. Babies of all ages welcome! Our latest walks and booking information are listed on our Upcoming Events page, or visit our Facebook page or email branch.hertsnorth@nct.org.uk to book.

HertsNorthWalkTalk

 

Nature Tots - alternate weeks, Letchworth (Norton Common), 10.30am to 11.30am

Join us for an hour of outdoor fun and adventure at our fortnightly Nature Tots at Norton Common. Latest dates are listed in our Upcoming Events page.

This group is hosted by our enthusiastic and energetic host Glyn. Each session will start with a warming sing along and will then be followed by a nature activity on a particular theme. The host brings activities to keep the children occupied, which usually include some physical games and craft making, then following a trail in the woods.

The group is aimed at children aged 18 months to 5 years but obviously younger siblings are very welcome! We will meet come rain or shine so please dress your little one and yourself in appropriate clothing for the weather.

Please remember that as with all our groups, you will be responsible for looking after your child at all times during the playgroup. Do book your place if you would like to join us (see our Facebook page or email branch.hertsnorth@nct.org.uk for further information).

 

Tuesdays

Bumps and Babies @ NCT BabyCafe - 1st and 3rd of the month, Letchworth (Mrs Howard Memorial Hall) 10.30am to 11.45am 

Our Letchworth bumps and babies group includes feeding and postnatal support from our qualified breastfeeding counsellor. This group is aimed at parents with little ones aged 0-12 months, for socialising and to benefit from infant feeding and post-natal support. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome, you don't need to be an NCT member but please book your place via our Facebook page or by emailing branch.hertsnorth@nct.org.uk

 

NCT BabyCafe - 2nd and 4th of the month, Hitchin (Hitchin Library 10.30am to 11.45am

Amy, our breastfeeding counsellor is on hand to offer support and information for all things feeding and postnatal, including checking position, supply or moving from breastfeeding to solids. It's also a great opportunity to meet other parents and share stories. Dads and other supporters are always welcome. The service is available to everyone, you do not need to be an NCT member but please book your place via our Facebook page or by emailing branch.hertsnorth@nct.org.uk

 

Thursdays

Babies, bricks and play - every week, Hitchin (Hitchin Youth Trust) 10.30am to 11.30am

This group is aimed at babies aged 6 months to preschool and predominantly features play with our huge Lego Duplo collection. Other toys will be available though, and baby siblings are also welcome.You do not need to be an NCT member to come along but please book your place via our Facebook page or by emailing branch.hertsnorth@nct.org.uk