The First 1,000 Days of parenthood is a special time but also a period of huge change. We support all parents on this journey – from when they discover they are expecting a baby right up to their child’s second birthday.

None of this would be possible without the passion, dedication and support of our amazing NCT practitioners, volunteers and staff.


Our vision

Our vision is of a world in which no parent is isolated and all parents are supported to build a stronger society.

Our mission

Our mission is to support parents throughout the first 1,000 days to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

We do this though three interconnected aims.

Sharing knowledge: informing parents’ decisions and increasing their confidence.

Creating networks: forging vital friendships.

Harnessing voices: changing public policy and attitudes for good.

Our Goals

To fulfil our full potential, we commit to five core goals:

  1. Strengthening our work in antenatal education and infant feeding.
  2. Increasing our reach into less affluent communities and to parents at greater risk of isolation.
  3. Expanding the support we provide to parents postnatally.
  4. Modernising our public image to ensure we are seen as relevant and trusted in all sections of society.
  5. Being the best we can be – building a brilliant organisation to support our incredible movement of volunteers and practitioners.


Campaigning legacy: 60 years of speaking out for parents

This guest blog comes from NCT London Regional Coordinator and #HiddenHalf champion, Fiona Doyle. Six decades of campaigning for change Since its inception in 1956, NCT has been a pioneer in giving parents information about childbirth and parenting and has been instrumental in achieving important legislative and policy changes in maternity care and been a …


This blog site was launched in September 2017 as a place for NCT staff, volunteers and practitioners to share the great work they are doing with each other.

So if you have a story to share drop an email to internal.communications@nct.org.uk.