Becoming a parent is a major life change and at times you may feel isolated, especially if you have moved to a new area or are having your first baby. This is where our branch aims to help by providing various groups and support. We have listed them all here to give an overview, but more details can be found on other pages.


Networking on e-groups

We have several e-groups to help support parents in Islington.

Islington NCT Noticeboard - keeps you up to date with branch news and events. To subscribe please send a blank email to

Bumps and Babies e-group - Islington-wide chat forums for parents with babies around the same age.

Home birth yahoo group - a chat forum for those thinking of having or who have had a home birth in Islington and Hackney.

Beyond One - a chat forum for parents with a child over one, or with growing families that covers both Islington and Hackney.

Meeting other parents

Bumps and Plus nights - monthly nights held at a central Islington location for parents who are expectant or have newborns.

Home birth support group - a monthly group run by a trainee antenatal teacher discussing all the issues surrounding home birth.

Postnatal tea groups - small groups made up of parents from your postcode with babies of a similar age.


Breast pump hire 

Valley Cushion hire 


Courses & workshops

NCT Antenatal course

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NCT Antenatal refresher course

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Local activities and meetups

NCT Membership
Support NCT Charity by becoming a member
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Sign up to our weekly Pregnancy & Baby Guide