NCT Courses and Covid-19

Until the end of November 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 December 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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Our antenatal courses are now being delivered online, so you can benefit from our 60 years’ experience from the comfort of your own home!

Online essentials antenatal course

Schedule

Your course will be made up of a combination of 7.5 hours of live, interactive sessions delivered via Zoom and at least 2.5 hours of enhanced personalised support from your course leader delivered via a closed messaging group. There is also a reunion for all course participants with their new baby after the births. Your course leader will agree a date, time and location for this with you.

For parents in and around

The Temple URC
St Mary Cray, Kent, BR5

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.

Course outline

We’ve distilled all the magic of our traditional courses into a live, online antenatal course. Based on the latest, evidence-based research, expect this course to be practical, hands-on and friendly.

You’ll focus on all aspects of labour, birth, and early parenthood, helping you navigate the wealth of information out there and make the right choices for you. Our content caters to both your emotional wellbeing, and the practical side of things, from nappy changing, washing, swaddling, crying and safe sleeping.

Our online courses will be just as social and fun as ever, with all the content you’d find on one of our in-person courses, tailored to your group. They will still be face-to-face, but rather than being in-person, they’ll take place in the comfort of your own home over Zoom.

We’ll be using break-out rooms to get you working in smaller groups or pairs, and facilitating fun discussions. You’ll get to know the other parents on your course and make friends for life. We’ll also set you all up with a WhatsApp and a Facebook group, so you can chat together and set up future play dates.

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.

We completely understand that these are uncertain times, and you may well have lots of questions and concerns. We’re here to support you, now more than ever, so we’re including extra support time with your course leader between sessions. Highly-trained and up to date with the latest information, your course leader will be able to support you at a time when other health services are stretched.

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.

Everyone else on your course will live locally to you, and have due dates around the same time. So you’ll have a ready-made network when it matters most, and friends for many years to come.

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 depends on where the course leader is based 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’re offering a 15% discount across all of our online antenatal courses. We also 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.

Make an enquiry

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

Your course will be made up of a combination of 7.5 hours of live, interactive sessions delivered via Zoom and at least 2.5 hours of enhanced personalised support from your course leader delivered via a closed messaging group. There is also a reunion for all course participants with their new baby after the births. Your course leader will agree a date, time and location for this with you.

For parents in and around

The Temple URC
St Mary Cray, Kent, BR5