NCT Courses and Covid-19

Until the end of August 2020 our courses are online, not in person, due to the UK’s social distancing measures, particularly the inclusion of pregnant women in a ‘vulnerable group’ advised to avoid social contact.

We know how much you value our in-person courses so we’re keeping our options open for courses from September 2020 onwards. Currently you can still book these as in-person classes but we’ll only bring people back together in venues once it is safe to do so. We’ll never put you, your baby or your family at risk. Read our course FAQs and Covid-19 pregnancy and birth information.

Our Covid-19 Price Promise: If you book a course that is already being delivered online you’ll receive a 15% discount at the time of booking. If you book a course that is currently offered as in-person, we’ll give you back 15% of your course fee if we need to move it online to ensure your safety.

NCT Essentials antenatal
is rated by parents
4.6 /5
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(Based on 673 parent reviews)

We’ve taken generations of experience, condensed it into our NCT Essentials antenatal course to help you prepare for the big day.

NCT Essentials antenatal class

Schedule

Over 12 hours, 10 hours antenatally plus a two hour reunion, our NCT Essentials antenatal course will provide you with information and emotional support on pregnancy, birth and caring for your baby. You will come away clearer about what is right for you and your new family.
1
Wed 2 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm
2
Wed 9 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm
3
Wed 16 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm
4
Wed 23 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm
5
Wed 30 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Venue

Baby Bear's Den
Crosby, L23

The course is for you and your partner or birth partner. But you’re very welcome to join on your own, or with a friend or relative.

We’re anticipating that this course will be in-person. Should the social distancing measures be extended, however, it will still go ahead as a live and interactive online course, over the video call platform Zoom

Course outline

Our NCT Essentials antenatal courses take place over 12-hours, during the evening or at the weekend. This includes a 2-hour reunion session after everyone’s babies are born.

This course is led by a specially-trained course leader and offers both practical information and emotional support.

Even though NCT Essentials is our most affordable antenatal course, it is designed to answer all your questions about pregnancy and the birth of your beautiful new baby.

Plus, with more than half of your course covering your new life as a parent, you will come away clearer and more confident about what's right for you and your new family.

During this course, we’ll cover:

  • The development of your unborn baby
  • Changes for you and your partner
  • Your health and wellbeing
  • Giving birth
  • Caring for and feeding your baby
  • Which people and services are there for you?

Instalments

We know there's a lot to buy before you have your baby, so you can choose to pay for your course in instalments as long as final payment is made 30 days before the course starts.

Pricing

The cost of the course is based on its location and the number of hours it runs for. Make an enquiry and we'll get back to you with more information about this course and its pricing.

Discounts

We offer generous discounts to those in receipt of certain means-tested benefits or whose household income is less than £28,190 pa.  

NCT Membership

Become an NCT member and start saving now. We have all sorts of amazing brands on board including maternity clothing and baby brand Jojo Maman Bebe, or you could treat yourself to a discount on Foyles books, delivered to your door. You’ll receive information about local events and join a community of new parents all experiencing pregnancy, birth and early parenthood together.

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To find out more information or to request a booking on this course, please fill out this enquiry form. You should expect a response within 2 working days.

Completing the form will not commit you to booking a place or making any payment. A provisional reservation will be made for you on the course, which will be valid for up to 10 days.

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NCT Essentials antenatal
is rated by parents
4.6 /5
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(Based on 673 parent reviews)

Schedule

Over 12 hours, 10 hours antenatally plus a two hour reunion, our NCT Essentials antenatal course will provide you with information and emotional support on pregnancy, birth and caring for your baby. You will come away clearer about what is right for you and your new family.
1
Wed 2 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm
2
Wed 9 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm
3
Wed 16 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm
4
Wed 23 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm
5
Wed 30 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Venue

Baby Bear's Den
Crosby, L23