NCT Leighton Buzzard welcomes every new parent. Our local groups, activities and events are run by volunteers. We help forge friendships and raise money for all of NCT's work, locally and nationally.
If you are interested in volunteering to be on the committee, please contact the branch on LeightonBuzzard@nct.org.uk
NCT Leighton Buzzard branch is your local parent support network, helping you become the parent you want to be. Our branch is led by volunteers and offer local parents and parents-to-be invaluable support, services and NCT events.
Who is NCT for?
At branch level, everything is organised BY local parents FOR local parents. You don't have to be a member and the only thing you need to have in common with anyone else is a child under 5. Much of what we do is focussed on the 'First 1000 Days', which is 0-2yrs, but we do really enjoy organising things that the 2-5's can come to as well and like to support parents with more than one child. Come along and try something, whether it's one of our usual events, or one of our special monthly events.
Why contact your local branch?
Find a support network – NCT branches support you before, during and after your baby arrives. NCT volunteers offer you opportunities to meet up and make friends and share experience at coffee mornings, bumps and babies sessions and other support groups.
NCT Nearly New Sales – the cost of kitting out your baby or toddlers can run into thousands of pounds. That is why NCT Nearly New Sales are the perfect solution, offering pre-loved top-quality baby and children’s clothes and equipment at bargain prices. (*only use if you branch holds Nearly New Sales)
NCT volunteering opportunities – have fun helping with NCT branch activities, use your skills to support local parents and meet new people from your community.
Local NCT social and fundraising events – giving you the chance to meet other parents while supporting your local branch and the wider NCT.
Branches are led by volunteers and offer local parents and parents-to-be invaluable support, services and NCT events, to help them get the most out of their new roles.
Branches are the local FACE of NCT - "Fun, Accessible, Caring and Encouraging" - They aim to reflect these values in their local community, so do join in!
On the calendar:
- Buggy Walks - A wonderful opportunity to get some fresh air and gentle exercise, whilst chatting to other Parents. Will be back in the Spring
NCT Baby Explorers - A great place to make new friends & share your experiences with people going through the same things. A free weekly drop in group suitable for pregnancy until your child is two. Currently runs on Friday afternoons 1-2.30 during term time at Leighton Buzzard Children's Centre.
Baby Brasserie (bumps and breastfeeding support), Leighton Buzzard Childrens Centre, St George’s Lower School: Every Wednesday, 10:30 am-12:00pm.
Sling Library - Has wide choice of slings and carriers available to try and hire so you can find which one works best for you. Currently runs on the third Saturday morning of the month at Leighton Buzzard Children's Centre.Join the Facebook events on the Sling Library home page here.
Various other social events, including local activities and days out - keep up to date via our Facebook page.
- Nearly New Sales in March and October at Cedars Upper School: see here for latest dates – bag a bargain on baby clothes, toys and equipment.
Join our Team
Volunteering for NCT is fun, flexible and family friendly. There are lots of ways to get involved.
Many opportunities to volunteer: e.g. you could host a coffee morning for new parents or help at our baby group. Everyone is welcome at our committee meetings and there are endless ways to get involved, big or small.
Keep in touch
See our Facebook page to find out what we're up to, details about our upcoming events and to keep in touch! http://www.facebook.com/LeightonBuzzardAndDistrictNct