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September 25, 2012

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Birthplace in England Research Programme

August 18, 2011

Hi All,

In September 2011, the results of the Birthplace in England Research Programme will be launched. This is an integrated programme of research designed to compare outcomes of births planned at home, in different types of midwifery units, and in hospital units with obstetric services. We are expecting to be approached by the media for a number of case studies of women who are willing to speak about their experiences of recently giving birth:

•At home
•In a stand-alone midwifery-led unit
•In an alongside midwifery-led unit
•In hospital

If you are interested in being approached about media opportunities, please fill in the form attached to this page on Babble: and return it to: Please pass the form on to everyone who you think may be interested in being involved

If you have any questions, please contact the Press Office on: 020 8752 2404 or email

Many thanks

Marysia McSperrin
NCT Press Office

Reception Class Places Petition

August 7, 2011

There has been a 17% increase in the number of reception aged children living in Bristol in the past 4 years – this % is likely to increase causing further pressure on our limited school places.  Within 3 years it is predicted that Bristol will need an extra 3000 (yes 3000) reception class places in order to give each child a state school place.  The Government have given £9m to Bristol to create these 3000 places, however we need £150m to do this – a HUGE shortfall.  The petition aims to impress upon the Government the concern that Bristol parents have about the situation and to ask for the necessary funding before our children’s education suffers in the city.

The petition is aiming for 3000 signatures and can be found at

Mothers for Mothers

June 24, 2011

Mothers for Mothers is a Postnatal Illness support charity, originally part of NCT and a group of mums branched off on their own to form this successful and well established charity. We are still based in Bristol, also covering Bath and North East Somerset and South Glocestershire. All of the staff and volunteers at Mothers for Mothers have suffered from PNI and recovered, so we belive we are well positioned to assure mums who are curretly suffering that they are not alone, and they WILL get better. We offer helpline support (0117 9756006, monday – thursday 9.30 – 12.30 and 2.30 – 9pm), weekly support calls, two groups, counselling, home visits and drop-ins.

Bristol Balloon Festival

June 20, 2011
Dear all,
As you may know, this year at the Balloon Festival we will be running a ‘Baby feed & change tent’.   This will give parents the opportunity to feed and change their children in comfort and with some privacy. The festival is running from Thursday 11 August to Sunday 14 August from 6am daily to 10pm.
Here’s the link so you can see what’s on and when . . .
This tent cannot happen without your help. We are seeking volunteers throughout the period. All volunteers will be given a free parking close to the event!
If you can spare a couple of hours we would be very grateful. Ideally we are looking for 2 – 4 hour slots but if you can do more or less then we will be able to accommodate you.  Men are very welcome to volunteer and we would be particularly grateful for their help in the evenings. Please pester your partner for us!  You do not need to be an NCT member to volunteer.
Please do get in touch with me with your availability on This is a huge commitment for the branch and we need all hands on board where possible. Grab your friends!
Best wishes

Create your own hand painted pottery masterpieces at Flying Saucers, The Painting Pottery Café – perfect presents for Fathers Day!

May 20, 2011

Foot or hand prints on pottery, or even a toddler painting on a plate or mug with personal message is a totally unique gift idea. All our paints are fully washable and non-toxic so completely safe to use even with newborns. We’ll professionally glaze and fire your pottery making functional pieces fully useable in the home (this can take up to 7 days at busy periods) 

Come on your own or with some friends – we have an exclusive offer for you especially for Fathers Day!! Buy two pieces of pottery and get a free 6 inch tile!! Available to NCT readers Weds to Fri until 10th June 2011. Please book in advance, and bring a printed copy of the offer, normal studio fees apply. Just call us on 0117 927 3666, we’re just off the Clifton Triangle South, and you can find a map on our website (Or for Tuesdays see our general Toddler Tuesday offer!)

NCT launches the NCT Babychange app for iPhone

April 11, 2011

It’s an exciting week for NCT, with the launch of the charity’s first iPhone app called Babychange.

NCT Babychange makes it easier for mums, and dads, or families who are on the move or away from home, to find the nearest baby changing facility to them and view its star ratings. The app also lets parents rate the changing room so others know if it’s a good, clean changing facility to use.

NCT Babychange is free to download and launches officially tomorrow, Tuesday, and we are counting on our supporters to help us spread the word.

You can find more information about the app and how you can help on babble. Visit http://babble/news/nct-news/new-iphone-app-will-make-baby-changing-easier