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 June 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 July 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 live interactive online workshop will give you all the information you need to start introducing your baby to solid foods.

NCT Introduction to solid foods

Schedule

This course consists of 1 session(s) totalling 2 hour(s).

Course Reference #5S-C2393

For parents in and around

Reading, RG31
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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.

Workshop outline

This two-hour online workshop is for a parent (or carer) and baby to get you both to start introducing solid foods. It's suitable for both breast-fed and formula-fed babies.

Delivered over the video call platform Zoom by a friendly and qualified NCT course leader, you'll explore:

  • How to recognise the signs that tell you when your baby is ready for solid food.
  • Baby-led weaning and spoon-feeding - 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, and where to go for more information.

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.

Pricing, payment options and discounts

Pricing

This NCT Introducing Solid Foods workshop costs £27 per person plus baby/babies.

Book now for a 2-hour expert-led session covering all the information you need to confidently make decisions about feeding your baby. Topics include: recognising when baby is ready for solid food; baby-led weaning and spoon-feeding – pros and cons; best foods to offer and which to avoid; how much to feed and when to reduce milk feeds; concerns and safety issues e.g. healthy and balanced diets, allergies, and choking.

Payment types and options

You can pay for your course by debit or credit card via Worldpay. We currently accept payments from Maestro, Mastercard and Visa.

Income related discounts

We offer course and workshop discounts if your total yearly gross household income is under £30,000 - see our discount policy for more information.

To request a discount or if you have any questions, contact your course organiser Helen directly - email bookings5s@nct.org.uk or phone 020 8752 9131 before you book.

Don't miss out - secure your place today

Don't miss out - secure your place today

Book your place

Schedule

This course consists of 1 session(s) totalling 2 hour(s).

Course Reference #5S-C2393

For parents in and around

Reading, RG31