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! All we ask for in return is a small voluntary donation towards running costs and the NCT.

Open House group

Groups

Walk and Talk

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 take place in various locations in North Herts, and are open to everyone - you do not need to be an NCT member. Babies of all ages welcome! Latest walks and booking information are listed on our Upcoming Events page.

HertsNorthWalkTalk

 

Nature Tots - Letchworth 

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.

There are two car parks, one by the main entrance on Icknield Way and the other at the corner of the common at Norton Way North, by the outdoor swimming pool. There are usually spaces but they can be taken up by commuters. Alternative parking can be found at the Letchworth Town Hall car park and the Garden Square multi-storey car park. Morrisons supermarket is also an option.

We meet by the information sign at the main entrance to the common off Icknield Way (in the middle of the south side of the common). We then move into the Common for fun and adventure so please be prompt and arrive by 10.30 so as not to miss us! Take a look at our Streetmap link if you need to check where we are: http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=521772&Y=233086&A=Y&Z=106

If the weather is such that it would be dangerous to be out on the Common (e.g. in high winds), we will cancel the playgroup for that day and post a message on Facebook accordingly. There are no toilets on Norton Common therefore please bring suitable changing / portable potty equipment for your child.

Please remember that as with all our groups, you will be responsible for looking after your child at all times during the playgroup.

 

Services

Yoga for Pregnancy

NCT antenatal yoga teacher Kate Barnett is back offering Yoga for Pregnancy classes face to face, suitable from 12 weeks of pregnancy. 
For more information, please visit the website
www.mumbabynurture.com

Baby Massage

Our lovely local baby massage provider Fiona Mitchell is now running courses face to face!  Courses start regularly and more details are available on the following website: www.yourbabymassage.com
 

Breast pumps

Breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world, but there are occasions when a mother wants to express her breast-milk.

We operate a service which offers you the chance to hire a breast pump for use whilst feeding your baby.

The Herts North branch hires out breast pumps to anyone who needs one, members and non-members. We have two Ameda Elite Breast Pumps for hire. Prices are as follows:

£29.70 for the first 2 weeks (single pump kit)
£39.60 for the first 2 weeks (double pump kit)
£9.90 per week after that

Our agent, Sam Riley, runs this service and for more information, or to hire a pump please contact Sam by emailing areaflink.regioneastofengland@nct.org.uk
Telephone no: 07954 425803

Courses & workshops

NCT Antenatal course

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NCT Antenatal refresher course

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Local activities and meetups

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