Our wonderful volunteers have resumed our Monday Bumps & Babes and Friday Jolly Tots groups.  A friendly welcome and support from your peers will greet you and your little ones. To attend our groups, online booking is required. Please follow our Facebook page for the latest updates. We are always looking for new volunteers to keep our groups running. Many of our volunteers are working mums who have to stop volunteering when they return to work. Having lots of volunteers means there’s less of a risk of us having to pausing our offering. If you feel that you can help (training and support is provided), then please do get in touch. Thank you.

Bumps & Babes

Bumps and Babes

Our Bumps and Babes group is a friendly and relaxed Monday morning meet up for parents and parents-to-be.  Have a chat, biscuit and cuppa whilst playing with your little one on the playmats with other babies exploring the toys (which we fully sanitise). Our volunteers are there to give a helping hand and, when restriction allow, we will arrange various activities coming in to visit including first aid, pottery, and a photographer. Infant Feeding support by a trained Peer Supporter or NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor is also available.

Where: Youth Hall, Staines Congregational Church, Stainash Parade, Staines, TW18 1AY
When: Monday mornings from 10:30 to 11:45am
Price: £2.50

NCT SAE Bumps and Babes Facebook Group

Jolly Tots 

From the just toddling to almost ready for school, our Jolly Tots group has toys and craft activities as well as 30 minutes of singing nursery rhymes to keep you and your little ones having fun. Run by mums for mums this group is a great option if you have children of different ages as we provide a space for babies to play safely too.

Where: Youth Hall, Staines Congregational Church, Stainash Parade, Staines, TW18 1AY
When: Friday mornings from 09:45 to 11:00am
Price: £2.50

Jolly Tots Facebook Group

NCT Walk & Talk

Are you in need of some fresh air and company? Our Walk & Talk events are scheduled on an ad hoc basis (usually Wednesday or Thursday) so please check our Facebook Group for upcoming events https://www.facebook.com/NCTSAE.  The walks begin and end in Staines Park, Lammas Park or Fordbridge Park. The walks usually last about 45mins and then there is opportunity to sit and have a chat/refreshments at the end.

Sling Library

Unfortunately, due to Covid, we have had to pause our Libraries.  Watch this space for news of their return.

Sling Library Facebook Page

Breastfeeding Café

Our local NCT breastfeeding counsellors and NCT trained peer supporters also support The Breastfeeding Cafe. This is a weekly support session for breastfeeding mums to have a drink and a chat with other breastfeeding parents and share experiences. They also run an online session for those who would like to speak to a qualified breastfeeding counsellor from the comfort of their own home.  To book: please visit https://thebreastfeedingcafe.org.uk/
 
Where: Clarendon Family Centre, Knapp Road, Ashford, TW15 2HZ
When: Mondays from 1- 2.30pm 
Or 
Via Zoom: Thursdays 12.30-2pm