NCT Courses

I regularly run a variety of courses for the NCT with groups of up to eight couples from the local area. Parents usually come to NCT antenatal classes during the last trimester of their pregnancy and they are very popular.

Please book NCT courses through their main website : http://www.nct.org.uk/courses Reduced fees on NCT courses are available to anyone with a family income below £28,000 a year and payment by instalments is welcome. https://www.nct.org.uk/courses/course-details/reduced-price-options

NCT Signature Antenatal Course

This course features information about pregnancy, birth and becoming a parent, with content tailored to the needs of the small group taking part. More than half of this course covers giving birth and meeting your baby, plus there is plenty of time to explore questions, hopes and anxieties in a safe and supportive space. The course may vary in length (and therefore price) but is around 18 hours in length and includes a dedicated session on breastfeeding, an information pack to take away with you and a session after the birth.

Cost: £170- £190 Couple place

NCT Essentials Antenatal Course

This is the shorter and most affordable antenatal course offered by the NCT. Every course follows the format and is delivered over six 2-hour sessions. On this course parents will get practical information and emotional support for pregnancy, plus the knowledge and techniques to prepare for the birth of the baby. About half of this course covers important information to help care for the baby.

£130 Couple place

NCT Refresher Antenatal Courses

This course is for those who have already had at least one baby. It offers a chance to reflect and build on past birth experiences and prepare yourself for looking after your new baby. The course is tailored to the needs of the group based on their previous birth experience and their desires for this birth.

Cost: £65-£90

NCT Baby Massage Course

This five week course is designed to build confidence and understanding of baby massage techniques. During the course, parents learn a series of massage strokes, rhymes and songs which communicate love and build up communication skills between them and their baby. The course is suitable for babies between 8 weeks and 6/8 months (pre-crawling).

Cost: £47

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Sessions were fun, interactive and very informative. It was fantastic that partners attended too as this made my husband feel more involved and made me feel more supported. The classes gave us the confidence to enter this new stage of life with a smile!
The best thing about the classes for me was in learning what we did took away a lot of apprehension and turned the build up to labour and birth into an exciting and positive experience instead of a scary one. This helped us to be a lot calmer too when the big day arrived. Meeting others in the same boat was also a huge help in knowing we weren't alone and we could share our concerns and learn from each other too. We've made some great friends through the NCT classes and look forward to all the kids birthday parties in years to come!