“Small Talk” is a electronic magazine produced three times a year by Cardiff and Caerphilly NCT Branch's Newsletter team. It is free to members.

Small Talk is delivered direct to NCT members and volunteers and also circulated to potential members, antenatal class attendees, local venues such as maternity units, support groups and playcentres throughout Cardiff, Caerphilly and Gwent.

Each issue contains a variety of articles about pregnancy, birth and parenting, including birth announcements from our NCT antenatal classes, parenting news, birth stories, information on topics such as weaning and returning to work. We also have a number of regular features including ideas for activities for parents and little ones, eco-friendly parenting issues, craft projects, book reviews and "dad's talk".

Small Talk also includes a branch section featuring local NCT activities and services and volunteering opportunities plus a handy "pull-out-and-keep" what's on guide. You can find details for your local coffee-group meetings, bumps and babies and other NCT activities.
The essential "directory" section at the back of every newsletter contains contact information for NCT services and other local and national support groups, businesses and services.
The newsletter is valued as a source of local information by many new parents and parents-to-be.
The cost of advertising in the newsletter compares extremely favourably with other forms of advertising, especially as the newsletter is so well targeted to expectant parents and those with young children.
With a maximum of 25% commercial advertising in the newsletter your business will really stand out. Advertising opportunities are limited. If you have a business or service which would be of benefit to our readers please contact our Advertising team member Lucy. She will then send you full information on our publication dates, copy deadlines and rates. Our rates also appear on page 4

If you would like to contribute to Small Talk or join the newsletter team please contact the editor: The contact for all advertising enquiries is Lucy.

The newsletter team look forward to hearing from you!

If you are interested in advertising in 'Small Talk', please email. We will then send you full information on our publication dates, copy deadlines and rates. These also appear on the inside front cover of our newsletter. You’ll be surprised how cheap it is to advertise with prices starting from just £15 incl vat, for a quarter page.

The newsletter team look forward to hearing from you!

Newsletter Dates in 2017/18



Ready for Distribution:

Spring 2018

28th Feb 2018

31st March 2018

Summer 2018

28th Jun 2018

15th July 2018



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