Mid Beds

Welcome to Mid Beds NCT. Run by local parents, we offer support, services, information and friendship to new parents and parents-to-be.

Join our Facebook page for all the latest goings on and local support: https://www.facebook.com/nct.midbeds
And follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nct_mid_beds/
Please support our branch when you do your online shopping. It's quick and at no cost to yourself to help raise valuable funds for our branch. Simply search 'Mid Beds National Childbirth Trust' under the causes at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk 

We are thrilled to announce we have been successful in being awarded funding from the National Lottery Awards for All programme.  This funding will enable the branch to continue providing a Breastfeeding Councellor, already funded graciously by C&H Barton Pharmacy, secure our hall hire for Bumps and Babies, and enable us to buy some much needed baby carriers for the sling library. We are delighted to have C&H Barton Pharmacy and the National Lottery's support. A huge thank you!!


Our Regular Activities...

Bumps Babies and Beyond

Come along and join our drop-in group every Wednesday afternoon from 1-3pm at Flitwick Village Hall, Dunstable Road, Flitwick MK45 1HP

It's a chance to speak to other parents, share experiences and ideas and have a hot cup of tea brought to you! All we ask is for a donation of £2 towards the cost of the venue and refreshments. You don’t have to be an NCT member to attend our group.

Breastfeeding Counsellor

We host a monthly Breastfeeding Counsellor at our usual Bumps and Babies group Wednesday's 1-3pm in Flitwick Village Hall. Sarah will be with us the second Wednesday of every month.

Sling Library

Our Sling library will be hosted at our usual Bumps Babies group 1-3pm on the first Wednesday of the month held at Flitwick Village Hall. 

We are always looking for volunteers to help set up and tidy away Bumps and Babies so if you are able to help please add your name to the volunteer sign up sheet at the group.



Next Nearly New Sale

28th March 2020 2pm - 3.15pm 

(NCT Members with valid membership card gain early entry at 1.45pm)

Flitwick Village Hall.

Dunstable Road


MK45 1HP

£1 per adult

For more information please contact Branch.MidBeds@nct.org.uk or email midbedsnctnns@hotmail.co.uk 

or visit our page: Nearly New Sales Info


Signature Antenatal Courses

Our courses are big on social, bringing local parents-to-be together whose babies are due around the same time. We'll answer all your questions and explore both the practical and emotional aspects of welcoming a baby into the world.

Find the next course appropriate to your due date: https://www.nct.org.uk/courses-and-workshops/antenatal


Baby First Aid Course 

In partnership with The British Red Cross.

Find the next course here: https://www.nct.org.uk/local-activities-meet-ups/baby-first-aid

Places are limited to please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Held 7pm - 9.30pm at Church Hall, Church Road, Maulden. MK45 2AU.

£25 per person or £45 for a couple. Babies in arms welcome.

For more information and to book on to the course please contact Emily Ord Firstaid.MidBeds@nct.org.uk


Introducing Solid Foods workshops

Weaning is an exciting time for you and your baby, but can be confusing with so much conflicting information from family, friends, health professionals and books. Our Introducing Solid Foods workshops cover topics such as:

  • When to start weaning

  • Purees

  • Baby-led weaning

  • What foods to avoid.

For more information and to book a place please contact Branch.MidBeds@nct.org.uk 


Baby Massage Course

A five-week course for babies aged 6 weeks - crawling run 10.15 - 11.30am at Parkside Hall, Ampthill. 

Discover how to use your loving touch to soothe your baby with an NCT Baby Massage course. Before babies are able to speak, or even respond to sounds and sights, they communicate with the world around them through touch.

For more information please contact Joanne Oldham. Bookings5l@nct.org.uk 0208 7529 117 or Branch.MidBeds@ct.org.uk 




We have a great team of volunteers to help support our branch, however, there's always room for more! 

NCT Needs You!

We are looking for volunteers to join our committee and help drive forward NCT Mid Beds. Over the years we have managed to offer a range of support and activities for local parents like, Bumps and Babies, Sling Library, Weekly Walks and Nearly New Sales. It is due to the dedication of our volunteers that we have managed To do this, however, without new volunteers coming forward we may have to stop what we are doing. If you have an hour a week to spare, then why  not join our great team of volunteers.

Interested in joining our friendly team? Contact us for more information at Branch.MidBeds@nct.org.uk

Current Vacancies:
Branch Co-ordinatior Role - Do you have 1 hour a week to spare? Are you organised? Do you want to make a difference to local parents in the area? We are looking for someone to help coordinate our branch and activities. You wont be on your own and will be working as part of a team of committee members who all support each other. If you would like to help shape the futrue of the NCT Mid Beds Branch then the Branch Coordinator is the role for you.
Bumps and Babies Coordinator / volunteers - The Bumps & Babies Coordinator ensures that the group runs as advertised, and supports a rota of volunteers. The Bumps & Babies Volunteers help out at Bumps & Babies on a regular basis with setting up/packing away and organising the refreshments.
Events Coordinator / Team members – To organise the various fundraising events that the branch holds each year, such as the Cheeky Monkeys Tea Party.  To help arrange volunteers for these events.
PSA Link - Link between antenatal class teachers and the commitee. Attending antenatal classes to promote committee activities and opportunities.
Support for all the above roles is available.  It is worth bearing in mind, that all NCT members who volunteer for more than 12 hours a year get a reduction in their renewal from £40 to £26.   We are also looking for volunteers on a regular basis to help at our events and Nearly New Sales and to offer postnatal support to our antenatal groups. If you feel you can spare some time and would like to get involved or find out more, please contact us and we can arrange for you to speak to the relevant person on our committee to find out more information.




Mid Beds contacts

Main branch contact:
0300 330 0700