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Welcome to your community for growing families. We’ve got you covered baby-making to baby-raising, and everything in-between. Become a member of The Labour Dept. and join weekly events filled with encouragement, support, resources and more. 

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"Being a new parent can sometimes feel isolating. This space provides a haven to feel less alone in that experience. Every time I leave I always feel more connected to my fellow mamas."

The Labour Dept. Community Events

  • Mama Hang: free for members
    Mama Hang: free for members
    Mon, Feb 26
    Feb 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Feb 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    A casual drop-in where mamas and mamas to be, share tips and experiences, and ask questions in an open and non-judgemental environment. And of course there will be coffee (or tea). If you're looking to meet mamas and get out of the house, this is the place to be!
  • Baby Bookworms
    Baby Bookworms
    Tue, Feb 27
    Feb 27, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Labour Dept. , Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Feb 27, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Labour Dept. , Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Snuggle up with your mini for English story time with award-winning youth librarian Elizabeth Goode. Each month we will focus on a different theme ranging from seasonal, to social-emotional, to child-lead interests. Reading runs from 15:15-16:00 follow by community time until 17:00. See you there!
  • Mama Hang: free for members
    Mama Hang: free for members
    Mon, Mar 04
    Mar 04, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Mar 04, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    A casual drop-in where mamas and mamas to be, share tips and experiences, and ask questions in an open and non-judgemental environment. And of course there will be coffee (or tea). If you're looking to meet mamas and get out of the house, this is the place to be!
  • Mama Hang: free for members
    Mama Hang: free for members
    Mon, Mar 11
    Mar 11, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Mar 11, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    A casual drop-in where mamas and mamas to be, share tips and experiences, and ask questions in an open and non-judgemental environment. And of course there will be coffee (or tea). If you're looking to meet mamas and get out of the house, this is the place to be!
  • Baby Bookworms
    Baby Bookworms
    Tue, Mar 12
    Mar 12, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Labour Dept. , Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Mar 12, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Labour Dept. , Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Snuggle up with your mini for English story time with award-winning youth librarian Elizabeth Goode. Each month we will focus on a different theme ranging from seasonal, to social-emotional, to child-lead interests. Reading runs from 15:15-16:00 follow by community time until 17:00. See you there!
  • Mama Hang: free for members
    Mama Hang: free for members
    Mon, Mar 18
    Mar 18, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Mar 18, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    A casual drop-in where mamas and mamas to be, share tips and experiences, and ask questions in an open and non-judgemental environment. And of course there will be coffee (or tea). If you're looking to meet mamas and get out of the house, this is the place to be!
  • Mama Hang: free for members
    Mama Hang: free for members
    Mon, Mar 25
    Mar 25, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Mar 25, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    A casual drop-in where mamas and mamas to be, share tips and experiences, and ask questions in an open and non-judgemental environment. And of course there will be coffee (or tea). If you're looking to meet mamas and get out of the house, this is the place to be!
  • Baby Bookworms
    Baby Bookworms
    Tue, Mar 26
    Mar 26, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Labour Dept. , Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Mar 26, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Labour Dept. , Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Snuggle up with your mini for English story time with award-winning youth librarian Elizabeth Goode. Each month we will focus on a different theme ranging from seasonal, to social-emotional, to child-lead interests. Reading runs from 15:15-16:00 follow by community time until 17:00. See you there!
  • Mama Hang: free for members
    Mama Hang: free for members
    Mon, Feb 19
    Feb 19, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Feb 19, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    A casual drop-in where mamas and mamas to be, share tips and experiences, and ask questions in an open and non-judgemental environment. And of course there will be coffee (or tea). If you're looking to meet mamas and get out of the house, this is the place to be!
  • Baby Bookworms
    Baby Bookworms
    Tue, Feb 13
    Feb 13, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Labour Dept. , Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Feb 13, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Labour Dept. , Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Snuggle up with your mini for English story time with award-winning youth librarian Elizabeth Goode. Each month we will focus on a different theme ranging from seasonal, to social-emotional, to child-lead interests. Reading runs from 15:15-16:00 follow by community time until 17:00. See you there!
  • Mama Hang: free for members
    Mama Hang: free for members
    Mon, Feb 12
    Feb 12, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Feb 12, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    A casual drop-in where mamas and mamas to be, share tips and experiences, and ask questions in an open and non-judgemental environment. And of course there will be coffee (or tea). If you're looking to meet mamas and get out of the house, this is the place to be!
  • Preggo Hang: free for members
    Preggo Hang: free for members
    Fri, Feb 09
    Feb 09, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Feb 09, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Looking to meet other pregnant people? Need some advice? Join us for a professionally-led group for expectant moms in Amsterdam! A chance to come together, share resources and chat about all things baby, bump, and preparing for motherhood.
  • Breastfeeding Support Group: free for members
    Breastfeeding Support Group: free for members
    Fri, Mar 01
    Mar 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    The Labour Dept. , Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Mar 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    The Labour Dept. , Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Breastfeeding? Looking for a little community support? Facilitated by International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Cami Jensen, this group is the perfect opportunity ask any questions in a safe and open environment.
  • Mama Hang: free for members
    Mama Hang: free for members
    Mon, Jan 22
    Jan 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Jan 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    The Labour Dept., Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands
    A casual drop-in where mamas and mamas to be, share tips and experiences, and ask questions in an open and non-judgemental environment. And of course there will be coffee (or tea). If you're looking to meet mamas and get out of the house, this is the place to be!
  • 45€
    Every month
     
    • Weekly mama hangs
    • An opportunity to connect with local experts
    • Book as many events as you & your family want to join
    • Access for the entire family (2 parents and one baby)
    • Discounts on The Labour Dept. workshops
    • A voice in shaping the future of the community

Meet our community hosts

  • Mental health from pregnancy to postpartum
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  • Preparing for postpartum
    TBD
  • Breastfeeding Foundations
    tbd
  • Baby medical basics
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  • Where does this take place?
    In addition to pop up venues, the majority of our events take place at The Labour Dept. or at Equals Amsterdam. ​​ The Labour Dept. is located at Postjesweg 68, 1057 ED Amsterdam​ Equals Amsterdam is located at Raamgracht 6, 1011 HZ Amsterdam
  • How does it work?
    Sign up Check out the calendar on the members page Save your spot for any events you want to join
  • I'm pregnant, can I join?
    Yes, you're welcome to join! Many parents start hanging with us while they are pregnant or expecting their baby :-)
  • Who hosts?
    Most of our events are hosted by The Labour Dept. team or one of our amazing community members. We occasionally have local experts like doulas, therapists or postpartum workers hosting :-)
  • What if I want to cancel my membership
    No problem! Just give us 30 days notice :-)
  • What programming is included?
    Members have access to our weekly mama hangs, as well as other ad hoc community events. Our educational workshops and classes are not included in memberships. However, as a member you'll receive regular discounts :-)
  • Who is this for?
    Parents and parents to be living in Amsterdam.
  • When and where?
    Each month we drop a new calendar of community events just for our subscribers. The majority of events will take place during week days at The Labout Dept.
  • Can I just show up?
    While some of our events are drop in, if the event says registration required you will need to save your spot (at no extra charge). We do this so that we can ensure the group isn't too big and overwhelming.
  • Who can you expect to meet there?
    You can expect a small group of English-speaking parents living in and around Amsterdam.
  • What's included in the monthly fee?
    Exclusive calendar of events including Mama Hangs and more Book as many events as you & your family want to join Access for the entire family (2 parents and one baby) Discounts on workshops & classes A voice in shaping the future of the community
  • Can I bring my mini?
    Unless specifically stated, all events are BYOB (bring your own baby). FYI, pram parking is limited to outdoors so be sure you can easily bring your valuables inside with you.
  • Who is this program for?
    For pregnant English speaking couples who want to be prepared for everything after birth and make new friends along the way.
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    If you are unable to join the group for reasons beyond your control, please let us know. For cancellations up to eight weeks before the course starts, an administration fee of € 50 will be charged (deducted from the fee paid). The remaining amount will be returned. From six weeks to four weeks before the course starts, 50% of the course fee will be refunded. After that, the full course fee is paid for and cannot be returned.
  • Is Prepped to Parent just for expats?
    No! We have participants from all over the world, including right here in The Netherlands.
  • At what stage of pregnancy should I attend?
    The ideal time to join Prepped to Parent usually falls between the 27th and 33rd week of your pregnancy.
  • What does this program include?
    Four, 2h in-person sessions, filled with practical and interactive activities ​​Join a maximum of 8 other couples, all due around the same time as you Each session focuses on a different topic using hands-on & interactive tools taught by our experienced local experts​ Sessions: Baby Medical Basics, Breastfeeding Foundations, Preparing for Postpartum & Mental Health From Pregnancy to Parenthood​ One group social event organized for the crew (usually everyone goes for lunch) Lifetime access to regular in-person meet ups for all Prepped to Parent parents (past and present) The Labour Dept. Membership (two months starting when your course begins) Access to a Group whatsapp to stay connected with the parents you meet during and after the program​ Digital Prepped to Parent Guidebook to access as you need Exclusive discounts on classes at The Labour Dept. Baby reunion to meet everyone's babies
  • Is the price for a single person or a couple?
    Each ticket is for a pregnant person and their partner. This doesn't have to be a love partner, can be a friend or birth partner.
  • What language is Prepped to parent taught in?
    Our classes are all taught in English.
  • Who are the teachers?​
    Each class is taught by an expert in their field Baby Medical Basics: Paediatrician, Kraamzorg or Nurse Mental health from Pregnancy to Parenthood: Psychologist Preparing for Postpartum: Doula Breastfeeding Foundations: Certified Advanced Lactation Specialist or Lactatiekundige IBCLC
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