The early months of motherhood can be quite a challenge - both practically and emotionally. This course is designed to give you knowledge and confidence to tackle the doubt all new mums struggle with to some extent.
NCT Early Days course for babies born in mid-May to early-August
- 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."
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.
Course Reference #C000577
Led by our expert course leader, the groups provide a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere to openly talk about your life as a mum.
In your group, you'll discuss practical skills in coping with your new baby. Importantly, the course will help give you the confidence to parent your baby in the way that is right for you and your family.
And after weekly get-togethers with the same group of new mums, you'll also come through with a new group of friends.
What you’ll learn
Each course is unique as they are designed to meet the specific needs of the group. But you can expect to cover:
- Information around infant sleeping.
- Managing and calming crying.
- Understanding a baby’s needs and how they communicate.
- Introducing solid foods.
- Child development.
- The impact of a baby on relationships.
- Sex after childbirth.
- Returning to work.
- Managing relationships with family and friends.
- The chance to talk about birth experience.
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
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.
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.
We offer interest-free instalments so you can pay for your course in up to four monthly card instalments depending on how soon your course begins and how far in advance you book your course.
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.
Covid-19 price promise
If some or all of your course moves online due to Covid-19, we promise to give you a discount related to how much of your course takes place online.
If your course is online when you book, the discount is already applied to the price you pay. If your course is in-person and moves online, we will let you know 6-10 weeks before it starts, how much your discount is and how to claim it.
Make an enquiry
To find out more information or to request a booking on this course, please fill out this enquiry form.
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.