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
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
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
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.
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).