NCT Courses and Covid-19

We are updating course information on our website and contacting course bookers as early as we can before courses begin, explaining whether courses will run in-person or online.

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: 

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

Introducing your baby to solid foods can be a very exciting time but you'll also probably have lots of questions. Our online workshops are interactive and tailored to you. We'll help you decide when the time is right, how you want to go about it and what to expect.

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Introducing solid foods

Moving on to solid foods is a big moment in your baby’s development. But with so much advice and so many methods out there, it can be tricky to know how to go about it. 

Our Introducing Solids Foods online workshops are interactive to give you all the information you need to make  decisions that work for you. We make sure every parent comes away from our workshops feeling confident about feeding their baby.

What you’ll learn 

Baby eating

When to move onto solid foods

Experts recommend waiting six months to give your baby solid foods. We’ll discuss the evidence around this with you, how to spot signs your baby is ready for solids and the risks of giving your baby solid food earlier.

Spoon-feeding baby

Different feeding approaches

From baby-led weaning to traditional spoon-feeding, we’ll talk about all your options. We’ll discuss when and how to give fewer milk feeds, and make sure you’ve got all the important info you need to make your choice.

Baby eating

All about feeding

We want you to feel confident feeding your baby. So you will explore when and what to feed your baby, including thinking about meal and menu planning. This way you’ll come away from the online workshop reassured that you know what is best for your baby


These workshops are priced based on where they are being delivered in the UK. We want every parent to have access to our sessions, 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.