Hi, I'm Michelle, mum to two gorgeous boys - William and Oliver. I first joined the NCT as a volunteer in 2018 when my youngest was a baby, as it was nice to get out of the house, meet new people and do something to help other parents. I initially started as the Branch Secretary then took over as the Branch Co-ordinator and started running one of the toddler groups in early 2019.
I have met some amazing women through the NCT, many of which have become close friends. I love helping to run the Nearly New Sales, they are hectic but there's such a sense of camaraderie with all the volunteers and a feeling of pride when it gets to the end of another successful sale.
Social Media and Web Co-ordinator
I first heard about NCT when I attended antenatal classes with my husband. Once my son was 4 months old a friend invited me to the Bumps and babies group and since then I’ve helped run the group and am now responsible for the admin and booking tasters. I also joined the branch committee in 2017 and help with social media channels and promoting our nearly new sales.
Nearly New Sale Co-ordinator
I first discovered NCT through the Nearly New Sales, when I was pregnant in 2012 with my first daughter. I fairly quickly realised one of the many advantages of membership was early entry into the sales. I have been a member ever since and visited nearly every sale in the local area (and some less local!). I love getting a bargain and bought most of my maternity clothes, children's Christmas and birthday presents, baby accessories and children's clothes at them.
That was several years ago and after enjoying many years of volunteering at our sales, I agreed to step up to the role of NNS Coordinator. I now have two daughters, who love the NCT bargains as much as I do.
Sling Library Co-ordinator/Bumps & Babies Co-ordinator
I'm Siân and I have two daughters, Bronwen and Delyth. During my first pregnancy I attended an NCT course with my husband and discovered the Sling Library, I have worn both daughters from birth, and even both at once on occasion!
I've found baby(or child!) wearing to be a great bonding experience and soothing for an upset or tired child; it has also enabled me to do practical tasks while still having time with my little ones.
Hi, I am Leanne and I live in Northampton with my husband and our daughter Jessica. I came across NCT whilst attending one of the bi-annual Nearly New Sales in 2017 when I was pregnant. It was a great place to buy second hand toys, clothes and baby equipment that we used in the early stages of childhood. Since giving birth I have volunteered at several of the nearly new sales and have decided to volunteer permanently in the role of Membership Co-ordinator.
Joining the NCT as a member has provided me with lots of support and information in the first 1000 days after the birth of a child and they run lots of classes from antenatal to preschool.
If you have any questions about NCT membership or want to know more you can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch PSA Support
Hi I'm Lien and mummy to two cheeky monkeys! I joined NCT in 2013 and attended antenatal classes whilst I was pregnant with my first. As a family we have found the support provided by NCT invaluable, we are very lucky to have established a great network of friends for our parenting journey. I got involved by actively volunteering at the Nearly New Sales and became Deputy Treasurer to the NCT Committee in late spring 2018.