About Us

We’re here to support parents. We give them accurate, impartial information so that they can decide what’s best for their family, and we introduce them to a network of local parents to gain practical and emotional support.

Our charitable purpose

  • We offer information and support in pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
  • We campaign to improve maternity care and ensure better services and facilities for new parents.
  • We aim to give every parent the chance to make informed choices.
  • We want to make sure that everyone has access to our services and activities.

Information you can trust

Our vision is a world in which parents are valued and supported to build a strong society, believing that a child’s early years significantly impact on the future they help to shape.

When you become pregnant, especially the first time, you’ll probably have lots of questions. We’re here to support you on your journey with helpful information about pregnancy, birth and parenting.

On our website you’ll find a range of articles from what happens during labour to early days at home with your baby. We’ve got pregnancy, birth and parenting covered.

People to meet and places to go

Here for you, near you

Make friends with other parents-to-be and new mums and dads, get support from them and our local volunteers and have fun joining in the things going on in your area.

Find your nearest activities and get involved today!

NCT courses for parents

All NCT courses are led by specially trained and experienced practitioners who understand what matters to new mums and dads.

Because NCT has nearly 60 years experience in supporting new mums and dads, you can rely on our range of courses to support you through pregnancy, birth and your new life as a parent.

Although NCT courses are friendly and relaxed, we take your support seriously. That’s why all NCT courses provide evidence-based information to help you make the best decisions for you and your family.

And don’t forget, every NCT course gives you the opportunity to meet other parents in your area. Find a course near you.

Get involved

Whether it is through membership, your time or fundraising, your support means that our work can continue. We could not continue without the support of our members and volunteers who believe
in our work.

Find out more about how to get involved with NCT.