NCT Courses and Covid-19

Covid-19 price promise: If some or all of your course takes place online due to Covid-19, we promise to give you a course price discount related to how much of the course is online. 

Courses until the end of April 2021 are online to bring you local, fully interactive and inclusive courses when Covid-19 infection rates are high and official guidance for pregnant women remains in place – a decision supported by the Royal College of Midwives. 

"Antenatal classes can be incredibly helpful in preparing for childbirth and parenthood – and for meeting and sharing experiences with other parents-to-be. Online classes, like those offered by NCT, are the safest and most practical option currently and still offer those opportunities, even if the experience is different to getting together in person."

- Royal College of Midwives 

We are taking decisions on whether courses from May 2021 onwards will be delivered online or in-person on a month-by month-basis.  We are updating course information on our website and contacting you if have booked a course place explaining why, so you know how your course will run 6-10 weeks before it begins. 

How we make decisions about the delivery of NCT courses

As the UK’s largest parenting charity and leader in the field of antenatal education, we make informed decisions with full consideration to the current and any (confirmed) future UK government restrictions and official guidance and the most reliable research findings and data regarding pregnancy and Covid-19.   

We also consult closely with our colleagues at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Royal College of Midwives (RCM).  

It’s our charitable mission to support all parents to have the most positive experiences of pregnancy, birth and the early days, so we will: 

  • act promptly and transparently, informing you how and why your course will be delivered as early as practically possible.  
  • always make decisions that offer the best experiences available whilst protecting you, our parents, your babies and our NCT course leaders. 

This workshop gives you all the information you need for when you start introducing solid foods.

Parents at an NCT Introducing solid foods workshop


This course consists of 1 session(s) totalling 2 hour(s).
Wed 16 Jun
10:30am - 12:30pm

Course Reference #5A-C1318


Salvation Army Stratford
Stratford, E15

Our workshops are longer than your local NHS session, so there's more time to ask questions. We make sure every parent leaves our workshops feeling confident about feeding their baby.

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

Workshop outline

This two-hour workshop is for a parent (or carer) to attend with their baby ahead of when they make the transition from milk to solid foods. It's suitable for both breast-fed and formula-fed babies.

With a friendly and qualified NCT course leader, you'll explore:

  • How to recognise the signs that tell you when your baby is getting ready for solid food.
  • Baby-led weaning and spoon-feeding - what are the pros and cons.
  • Which foods are best to offer your baby and why, taking into account your family's diet and cultural influences.
  • What foods to avoid.
  • How much to feed and when to reduce milk feeds.
  • Concerns and safety issues such as: ensuring your baby has a healthy and balanced diet; how to recognise allergies; what to do if your baby starts choking; where to go for more information.


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.


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 at the cinema. You’ll receive information about local events and join a community of new parents all experiencing pregnancy, birth and early parenthood together.

Concerned about coronavirus? We're closely monitoring guidance from government and working with our course leaders so that we can safely deliver our courses in alternative formats, should we need to. If you're interested, please enquire about this course below -there's no commitment by making an enquiry now. View the latest information and advice on coronavirus.

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This course consists of 1 session(s) totalling 2 hour(s).
Wed 16 Jun
10:30am - 12:30pm

Course Reference #5A-C1318


Salvation Army Stratford
Stratford, E15