We run a variety of courses in the Basingstoke area for expectant and new parents
Preparing for your baby's birth
We also run Antenatal Refresher Courses, for those expecting their second or subsequent baby(ies).
In addition to our Antenatal courses we run Relax, Stretch and Breathe classes, which are suitable for women from 12 weeks of pregnancy; and Waterbirth Workshops for those interested in using water during labour and birth.
All our courses are facilitated by locally-based NCT-trained Antenatal Teachers*.
Once your baby is here
Early Days Courses - These courses offer new parents the opportunity to explore different approaches concerning important parenting issues with a qualified group leader* and other local new parents.
NCT Mother and Baby Yoga- A 6 week course for new mums, these classes provide a wonderful opportunity for you as a new mother to ease your way back into exercise after birth. Each class comprises gentle yoga-based exercises for you and your baby to do together. Classes are suitable from six weeks after birth.*
NCT Baby Massage - With small interactive sessions run by friendly trained facilitators, NCT Baby Massage is designed to build your confidence and understanding of this relaxation technique. This course is suitable for babies and their parents or carers from 6 weeks old up until the baby is crawling at around 9 months.
Introducting Solids Workshops - Suitable for parents of babies between the ages of 4-6 months, NCT Introducing Solids workshops help you to decide when to start introducing solid food to your baby, what approach you want to take and what to expect.
Baby First Aid - NCT and British Red Cross have worked together to create a bespoke Baby first aid course designed to build your confidence as a parent or carer in dealing with emergency situations. These courses run approximately once a month in Popley.
For more information on the different types of course, click on the links above.
NCT charges for courses in order to cover the costs to the charity for providing this service and to help us to provide services for all parents. Everyone is welcome to pay by installments and we offer reduced price options for parents in receipt of benefits or on lower incomes. Please request further information from the course administrator when you enquire about your course.
*All NCT Practitioners undergo comprehensive training with the NCT and hold Diplomas of Higher Education in their specialism. They are not normally medically qualified and do not offer specific medical advice. Parents are asked to seek any medical help from the relevant health professional.