Wimbedon and Wandsworth is the local NCT branch nearest to me and I have been a member for over 30 years. Nct was founded in May 1956 and was started initially as a way to inform and support women and their new families who did not have their own family network nearby.
You can find out more about what we do as a national organisation at www.nct.org.uk. Do consider becoming a member as you then receive the local online magazine and also support the campaigning and outreach work that we do on a national level.
I really love being part of such a large group of local practitioners offering such a wide range of courses. Our Signature Antenatal classes, including sessions with our Breastfeeding Counsellors, and which I teach, are mostly for first time parents. A huge passion of mine is running Refresher courses for second time round etc and as a Tutor in NCT I travel up and down the country leading the study day for Antenatal Teachers on Teaching Refreshers. Also available locally are our Essentials courses, shorter and more targeted to give a complete overview of pregnancy, birth and beyond, Yoga for Pregnancy, Early Days courses, Baby Massage, Waterbirth workshops, Twins classes and Introducing Solids. For more info and details of how to book our NCT courses go to www.nct.org.uk/courses.