Looking after children is hard! From having two young kids myself, I know how important it is to have friends and people to talk to when you are looking after children. Making and meeting friends can make everything seem so much better 🙂
This is why I wanted to write this post to tell you about the NCT Cafes that run in and around Bishopston. Unlike the NCT antenatal classes, you do not have to be an NCT member to come along. NCT Cafes are open to everyone! This includes local mums with children of any age, expectant mums, grandparents, dads and carers of local children, too.
NCT Cafes give people a chance to drop in, have a cup of tea and a chat and meet new people and potential friends. You can come to any of the NCT cafes near you, whenever you want and for however long you want. You don’t need to sign anything or be in any way tied down.
I will be hosting one of the NCT Cafes at KudaCan which is exciting! There are several reasons why I volunteered for this role. Firstly, I think the idea behind the NCT Cafes is important and serves an important purpose in helping to support local people who have or who look after children.
I personally struggled for five long months when my daughter was a baby and who continually woke up throughout each night. The long months of rubbish sleep and the strain of looking after two children born within two years of each other just took its toll. Having friends nearby made all the difference to me.
But I also enjoy meeting new people, which is another reason I volunteered to host one of the NCT Cafes. And now that I have one child at pre-school, it will be good to get out and about a bit more and do something a bit more constructive and purposeful!
I will be hosting the NCT Cafe at KudaCan on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 10.15 – 11.30. You can drop in any time during this slot!
A local mum called Chloe will also be hosting an NCT Cafe at KudaCan, but on the first Wednesday of every month from 10 – 11.30 am. (See my KudaCan post for entry prices into KudaCan, etc).
Nicky, another local mum (whom I met at NHS antenatal classes at the Buddhist Centre on Gloucester Road and who is lovely!) hosts the NCT Cafe at Rimando’s on the first and third Monday of every month from 2 – 3.30 pm.
Lastly, a local dad called Thom hosts a ‘Dads Get Together’ at Portico Play on the first Friday of every month from 10.15 – 11.45.
It might be useful to check out the Bristol NCT Facebook page for more information or any last minute changes to these NCT Cafes.
Please do pop in to any of the NCT Cafes in and around Bishopston soon. You are very welcome 🙂