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. 

During July and August we are taking a safety first approach to delivering our courses in-person, this means that we have a mix of online and in-person courses available.

We are taking decisions on how we deliver our courses from September 2021 onwards based on government unlocking time frames and venue availability. It is our ambition to deliver the majority of our courses in-person.

We are updating course information on our website and contacting you 4-6 weeks before your course begins if you have booked a course place, explaining how unlock may affect how your course will run.

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. 

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

Touch is your baby’s most important sense while developing, so learning baby massage gives you a special way to bond. Led by experts, these five-week courses teach 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

These 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. 

Find a Baby Massage course

These services are delivered locally as a private-affiliate-business by expert practitioners trained to University level-5 standard and licensed to teach by NCT. When you've found your preferred class please contact the practitioner directly to book your place.

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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.