Croydon branch members and non members are fortunate that we are able to offer so much support in a variety of ways:

Bumps & Babies Groups

These groups are informal and fun groups for expectant and new mums who want to meet new people and chat over a cup of tea and a biscuit whilst babies are able to sleep, feed, explore and play with toys.  Whether you come on your own or with friends you can be sure of a warm welcome and a comfortable place to sit and chat and feed your baby whenever and however you need to. 

All our groups rely on volunteers to help run the group and set out blankets, chairs and toys... if you can spare 15 minutes before/after the group to help and would be happy to join a rota your help would be greatly appreciated.  Contact us if you would like to help or speak to one of the current volunteers to find out more.

Bumps & Babies - Central Croydon

  • When: Every Monday, 10am-12pm (previously held on a Wednesday)
  • Where: We have a reserved area in the back room of the Clocktower Cafe, Croydon Clocktower, 9 Katherine Street, Croydon, CR9 1DE.
  • Suitable For: Bumps and babies from newborns to crawlers
  • Getting there: There are numerous car parks in Croydon and most bus routes and trams stop within a short walk away.
  • Suggested donation: FREE - the group is open to everyone - members and non members alike

Bumps & Babies - Purley

  • When: Every Wednesday, 11am-1pm.
  • Where: St. Swithun's Church Hall, Grovelands Road, Purley, CR8 4LB (near Purley Tesco).
  • Suitable for: Bumps and babies from newborns to crawlers
  • Getting there: There is plenty of free parking on surrounding roads.  St. Swithun's is a short walk from Purley Cross & Purley Station with Christ Church is close to Purley Station but is also serviced by the 60, 466, 166, 405 and 455 buses which all stop at the end of the road.
  • Suggested donation: £1 - the group is open to everyone - members and non members alike.

umps & Babies - South Norwood

  • When: Every Friday, 11am-12.30pm
  • Where: Coffee Craft, Stanley Halls, South Norwood Hill, SE25 6AB
  • Suitable for: Bumps and babies, newborns to crawlers
  • Getting there: Norwood Junction train/overground station. Buses, 75, 157 and 410 serve the area.
  • Suggested donation: FREE - the group is open to everyone - members and non members alike

All parents are welcome - no need ot be an NCT member. For more information join our Facebook Group"NCT Croydon Bumps and Babies" or email


Toddler Group

We are currently trying to find a new venue for ths group - please keep checking back for more details!.

New Mums' Night Out

For new mums who are interested in:

  • going out for a drink & a nice meal (again)
  • wearing something fashionable & sexy (again)
  • having a chat & laugh with the girls (again)

Drinks & dinner arranged every second Saturday of the month. For the next 'Night Out' see our events page.

For more details, please contact us at or check out the events page on Facebook page for NCT Croydon.

Dads' Night Out

We would love to offer the Dads of Croydon the chance to meet up and chat about their experiences of pregnancy and parenting.

If you have an idea for a suitable venue or would like to help organise a regular meal out or drinks in a local pub then please get in touch.

In addition to NCT organised events there are many local Children's Centres and Baby Cafes across the borough that run weekly groups and services. We highly recommend that you check out places local to you as it can be a great way to meet other mums in the area.

Courses & workshops

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NCT Antenatal refresher course

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