NCT Courses and Covid-19

Until the end of February 2021 our courses are online. Currently, due to rising Covid-19 infection rates and official guidance for pregnant women, online is the only way we can safely and practically deliver local, fully interactive and inclusive courses – a decision supported by the Royal College of Midwives.

We know how much you value our in-person courses so we’re keeping our options open for courses from March 2021 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.

To understand more about why we're delivering our courses online please read our course FAQs. Our website also has an up-to-date section on 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.

Baby massage can help you relax, soothe and connect with your baby. Learn and practise baby massage skills during one of our five-week courses. It’s also great to get out and socialise with other new parents and carers.

This course is on hold. Some NCT course leaders may be offering these courses privately in the meantime, visit the Birth and Beyond Collective for details. Or, you can book for later in the year, when we hope to be running the services again.

Baby massage

Touch is your baby’s most important sense while developing, so learning baby massage gives you a special way to bond. Led by experts, our five-week course teaches you safe massage strokes for babies six weeks and older.  

What to expect

Mother and baby

Bond with your baby

Baby massage is a lovely way to strengthen the bond between you and your baby. Parents, grandparents and anyone else caring for your baby can use baby massage to put your baby at ease. It’s a great way to build confidence about getting hands-on with your little one.

massaging baby

Support your baby’s development

Baby massage can help soothe your baby’s tummy troubles, help their bowels and reduce trapped wind. It can also soothe and relax babies, and some parents report that it helps their baby sleep. 

Group of mums

Meet other carers

Our five-week courses are open to anyone who looks after a baby, so it’s a great way for parents and carers to meet new people. With lots of time to chat and get to know each other, it’s a fun, relaxing way to socialise. 


Our courses vary in price depending on overheads and location. We want everyone to have access to our classes, so we offer discounts in some circumstances. Find your local course or get in touch for more info. 

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NCT Membership

NCT Membership

Become an NCT member and join a community of new parents, all experiencing pregnancy, birth and early parenthood together.