From coffee groups to meet-ups for new dads, our local groups and activities can help you build up a supportive social network.

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Becoming a parent can be expensive. Many parents worry about their impact on the environment. NCT Nearly New Sales provide a trusted and easy way to buy and sell preloved baby clothes, toys and equipment.

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NCT Nearly New Sales help parents sell and recycle over 200,000 preloved items every year. By shopping at an NCT Nearly New Sale you can help protect the environment for future generations and raise money to support people as they become parents.  

Money raised through our sales helps support local NCT community groups as well as national projects like the NCT Infant Feeding Line, campaigning and trusted information for parents.

Run by volunteers our charity NCT Nearly New Sales are the perfect place to buy all you need for your baby.

As a small thank you for your support, we offer early entry at our sales for NCT members. Find out more about becoming an NCT member

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Getting involved

Volunteers at Nearly New Sale

Volunteer your time

Getting involved with your local Nearly New Sales is a great way to do something positive in your community. 

There are lots of ways you can help from promoting the sale, to setting up or helping at the tills. Your local sale team will have a role perfect for you!  

Get in touch with your local branch or visit our volunteering page to find out more. 
 

Become a seller

Sell your items

Make some money by selling items you no longer need. It’s a great way to help other parents, support NCT and avoid landfill.

To become a seller at your local Nearly New Sale, find your nearest sale  for information about how to register. 

Find out more about becoming a seller.

Nearly New Sale

Advertise your business

Over 20,000 expectant and new parents attend NCT Nearly New Sales every year. Each sale responds to local needs and is slightly different.

The best way to find out more about advertising options and rates is to contact the local Nearly New Sale volunteer team directly. 

Find your next local NCT Nearly New Sale by entering your postcode in the search form above.
 

Find an upcoming NCT Nearly New Sale

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Getting support when you need it is important. Feeding isn't always straightforward and it can take time to feel confident.

The great news is that NCT is here to support you. 

Top 5 most asked questions about feeding

We offer evidence-based, parent-centred and non-judgemental support with:

  • Preparing to feed your baby
  • Breastfeeding
  • Expressing breastmilk
  • Mixed feeding
  • Formula feeding
  • Introducing solid foods
  • Stopping breastfeeding

There are a number of ways you can find support… 

NCT Baby Café

NCT Baby Café is a free drop-in, led by an NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor, which any parent or expectant parent can come along to for support with feeding your baby. When visiting a NCT Baby Café you can expect:

  • To be made welcome in a relaxed, safe, child-friendly environment
  • For the service to be free, inclusive and accessible
  • To be supported by a qualified NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor to make decisions that are right for you
  • To receive support, encouragement and reliable information – whether getting ready to breastfeed, establishing breastfeeding, continuing breastfeeding, expressing, mixed feeding, formula feeding, introducing solids, stopping breastfeeding and beyond
  • To meet other parents
  • To be signposted to other services including health professionals, local community support and other NCT services and groups 

Use the postcode search to see if there is a local NCT Baby Café running near you.

NCT Infant Feeding helpline

When it comes to feeding your baby, we know how physically and emotionally challenging it can be and it can take time to feel confident. If you need information, support or just someone to talk to, give one of our trained Breastfeeding Counsellors a call. The line is open every day from 8am to midnight, including bank holidays.

0300 330 0700

Find local feeding support 

Enter your postcode to find a local event near you.

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Shifnal community hub, Shifnal, TF11 8DJ
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Christchurch, Skipton, BD23 2NB
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Lillington Children's Centre, Leamington Spa, CV32 7QE
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Kidz n Kin, Livingston, EH54 6NB
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Sheffield Bumps and babies, Sheffield, S7 1GR
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Ribbleton Neighbourhood Centre, Preston, PR2 6EE
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St Cuthberts Church Hall, DH1 4NH
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Being a parent is one of the most important jobs on earth, but we all know it can be challenging at times.

With the help of our incredible volunteers, our local NCT communities help you to combat loneliness, make new friends, share stories and information, and most importantly, have fun with your baby.

Our parent and baby meet-ups and groups

Bumps & Babies Play

NCT Bumps & Babies play groups are a fun way to meet other local parents. Some of our groups also welcome toddlers and older children.

Walk & Talk

Walking is great for our wellbeing and health. NCT Walk & Talk groups meet outside and allow you to enjoy some fresh air while meeting other local parents in your area. 

Bumps & Babies Chat

Bumps & Babies Chat groups offer a chance to meet other local parents in a public space like a cafe.

Once Mark went back to work, I felt incredibly lonely. I had a crying baby and was very, very tired. I almost lost sight of who I was. My confidence was low. A friend told me about NCT’s Bumps & Babies. It took a bit of courage, and a lot of make-up, but I found myself walking into a café of parents with babes in arms like me. The volunteer was super welcoming and kind. Before too long I was hearing stories that sounded so familiar it made me laugh. I realised, I was not alone.

Amy, Nuneaton

As a new dad on Shared Parental Leave I just felt like I really needed to get out of the house. Being able to drop in to Bumps & Babies was a lifeline as it gave me some time and space to meet other parents and a bit of structure to our day.

Matt, Hitchin

Find parent and baby groups

Enter your postcode to find a local event near you.

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The Sensory Studio, Leegomery, TF1 6NA
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Shifnal community hub, Shifnal, TF11 8DJ
Free
16 Jul
9:30am - 11:00am
Christchurch, Skipton, BD23 2NB
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9:30am - 11:30am
Lillington Children's Centre, Leamington Spa, CV32 7QE
Free
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10:00am - 11:00am
Kidz n Kin, Livingston, EH54 6NB
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10:00am - 12:00pm
Sheffield Bumps and babies, Sheffield, S7 1GR
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10:00am - 11:30am
Ribbleton Neighbourhood Centre, Preston, PR2 6EE
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10:00am - 11:30am
St Cuthberts Church Hall, DH1 4NH
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Our community volunteers offer a range of welcoming and inclusive events and activities to support parents. 

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Our regular groups and activities include Bumps & Babies, Walk & Talk, Baby & Child First Aid and Nearly New Sales.

"I love being part of our local NCT community. When we first moved here, I knew no-one. It was the local NCT community who welcomed me. I decided it was time to give back and it continues to pay off for me. I met brilliant parents, made life-long friends and had loads of laughs and cake along the way”

– Heather, parent and volunteer, Glasgow.

What else can I get involved in?

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NCT Baby Bundles

Our NCT Baby Bundle projects support over 300- families a year by offering a range of essential items they may not otherwise be able to afford. 

NCT Baby Bundles

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Building communities

Join over 3,000 volunteers who support parents and help us to build a community in your local area. 

Join us for a great volunteer experience and the chance to make a real difference to parents.   

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Equipment libraries

Our sling, nappy welly and party kit hire libraries help keep costs down for parents and protect the environment for future generations. 

Our specially designed Baby & Child First Aid course provides the essentials to help cope with an injury or emergency. Run in partnership with Mini First Aid, the course helps parents and raises much needed funds.

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NCT Baby & Child First Aid courses are delivered by quality assured Mini First Aid trainers. Taking Baby & Child First Aid training can help build your confidence as a parent, whether your child is under one year old or an older child.

“The baby first aid class was amazing! So informative, and I feel so much more confident now should I find myself in a situation with my baby where first aid is required. I would like to add that the class was made even better as babies were welcome - hugely appreciated.”

New Parent, Natalie (Shropshire)

What to expect

Our partners, Mini First Aid deliver a 2 hour online or in person session for small groups of new and expectant parents.

Topics covered include:

  • CPR
  • Choking
  • Bumps
  • Burns
  • Breaks
  • Bleeding
  • Febrile seizures
  • Meningitis Awareness

Other First Aid courses

Some of our local NCT communities work with other local providers. You can check who is delivering the first aid course when you do your local search.

Find your local first aid course

Find your local course now.

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9:15am - 10:45am
The Sensory Studio, Leegomery, TF1 6NA
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9:15am - 10:45am
Shifnal community hub, Shifnal, TF11 8DJ
Free
16 Jul
9:30am - 11:00am
Christchurch, Skipton, BD23 2NB
16 Jul
9:30am - 11:30am
Lillington Children's Centre, Leamington Spa, CV32 7QE
Free
16 Jul
10:00am - 11:00am
Kidz n Kin, Livingston, EH54 6NB
16 Jul
10:00am - 12:00pm
Sheffield Bumps and babies, Sheffield, S7 1GR
16 Jul
10:00am - 11:30am
Ribbleton Neighbourhood Centre, Preston, PR2 6EE
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St Cuthberts Church Hall, DH1 4NH
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