Why join this course?

Making life easier

Becoming a parent is a major emotional, practical and financial milestone. In this course we support you and give you all the tools you need to make the transition just that bit easier.

Helping you feel connected and supported

At our warm and welcoming classes you’ll meet a circle of new parents at a similar stage to you. Plus we’ll link you into local services, helping you build a network of support.

Feel equipped to make your own decisions

Up-to-date, independent, evidence-based information, helping you to decide what is right for you and your baby.

Brilliant course leaders

Friendly, knowledgeable and the same person with you throughout - it’s like your very own life-coach! All are trained to university-level and skilled in tailoring information and prompting discussion.

The new baby course for everyone

Whatever your age, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or family status - including single parents - our groups are welcoming and supportive.

Attendees tell us...

A really supportive, open and safe space to share and feel validation for all my emotions during the first few months of parenthood!

Kelly, NCT New Baby course attendee

It helped me find my confidence in being able to go out and about.

NCT New Baby course attendee

The course trainer was very knowledgeable, friendly and compassionate. Loved her!

NCT New Baby course attendee

As a first time mum with very limited experience of babies it has certainly been an adjustment. This gave me an opportunity to connect with other new parents going through a similar experience to me. Extremely beneficial and reassuring!

Kayleigh, NCT New Baby course attendee

We're the leading new parent course


trusted by more parents than any other new baby course


people attend NCT courses each year

3+ million

parents taken our pregnancy & parenting courses to date

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specialising in pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood

The NCT New Baby course


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4 x 2 hour in-person classes


FREE 2 hour online Introducing Solid Foods workshop


Attendance of one caregiver and their baby


Your own personal course leader, consistent throughout


Access to a community of local parents


Pay in interest-free instalments


Discounts available for low income households


Here's what you'll learn

How babies grow, develop and learn

Gain an understanding of why your baby might be crying, explore their sleep cycles and get feeding support. Learn what to look out for in your baby’s early development. This can help you develop the skills and confidence you need to help comfort your baby and support their sleep and feeding patterns, whilst learning to meet their emotional needs.

Confident parenting

Learn about the range of approaches to parenting, and reflect on what feels right for you and your family. This can ease decision making and equip you to find patterns and methods that work well for you.

Family wellbeing

Learn ways to support the physical and emotional wellbeing of you and your family. Explore topics including postnatal recovery, your identity changing as you become a parent and the impact on your relationships. Learn practical strategies for positive mental health. This can help you and your family survive and thrive in the early days of being a new parent.

FREE Introducing Solid Foods workshop

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Get free access to this practical and informative 2 hour online workshop and gain confidence about this big moment in your baby’s development.

You’ll get information to help you understand which of the different approaches and many bits of advice are right for you and your baby. Book when you and your baby are ready.

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Meet some course leaders

What is an NCT New Baby course?

Claire, New Baby course leader

Helen - New Baby course leader

I love working with and supporting new parents at such a precious time in their lives. I've been lucky enough to work with parents for 15 years, and it is fabulous to see them grow in confidence as they are supported to get to know their babies and become the parents they want to be.

Helen, New Baby course leader
Simone, New Baby course leader

I am passionate about supporting parents through the transformative journey of pregnancy, birth, and beyond. I have completed my NCT degree, specialising as a postnatal teacher, yoga instructor, baby massage practitioner, and doula. I am also actively involved with Black Mothers Matter and lead a bumps and baby group. It's a privilege to have a career where every day feels like a fulfilling journey of empowerment and support for new parents.

Simone, New Baby course leader


Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for parents or caregivers with babies from newborn to four months old.

What if both parents want to attend?

This course is for one parent or the main caregiver, plus their baby. If two adults would like to attend please book two spaces on the course.

What if I need to change or cancel a booking?

We understand things don’t always go to plan. You can cancel a booking within 14 days of confirmation without charge. There’s also options for changing your booking. Find out more.

How do I request a discount on the course price?

We offer discounts to households earning less than £35,000 per year - find out more. To request a discount, find the course you want to attend, select 'show payment & discount information' and then 'check eligibility & apply'.

I have accessibility requirements, can you help?

Absolutely. Please let us know in advance. You can get in touch with us via email, web chat or by calling 0300 330 0700 (option 2)..

Can I pay by interest-free instalments?

Interest-free instalments are available when there is enough time to have monthly instalments between the booking date and the start of the course - this will be indicated on the course when you search.

Why are some classes more expensive?

There are different price bands which relate to your geographical area.

Do you offer an online-only course?

Yes. Find out more here.

How many other people will be on the course?

We allow up to 9 people to attend. We’ve found this is the perfect size group so there’s time to connect, ask questions and get to know each other.

How do I book the online Introducing Solid Foods workshop?

Once you’ve booked your New Baby course, find the online workshop you want to attend, contact our Booking Support team and they will reserve the spot for you.