Awards launched to celebrate charity's practitioners

Released on: 21 May 2012

Do you know an NCT antenatal teacher, breastfeeding counsellor or postnatal leader who deserves special recognition for their hard work supporting local families?

NCT, the UK’s largest charity for parents, is asking you to nominate them for the NCT Practitioner Awards, a scheme which celebrates high quality practice among its practitioners.


Anyone can nominate a practitioner – their peers, colleagues, or parents they have supported. There’s no better way to thank your local NCT practitioners, and reward those who go above and beyond working with parents and parents-to-be across the UK.


The NCT Practitioner Awards, sponsored by lights by TENA, will be presented at a special ceremony on 29 September.


Practitioners can by nominated in the following categories:


  • Antenatal teacher of the year
  • Breastfeeding counsellor of the year
  • Postnatal leader of the year


A special award will also go to an NCT visionary, the practitioner who best exemplifies NCT’s vision in their practice with parents.


Nominations close on 2 July so make yours today. Visit and make sure your local practitioners know how appreciated they are.


Mark Atkinson, Parent Services Director at NCT, said: “All our practitioners do a fantastic job working with parents at a unique time in their lives, when the right support or a listening ear can make all the difference. The NCT Practitioner Awards are a great opportunity for us to celebrate the particular achievements of some of our hard-working and dedicated antenatal teachers, postnatal leaders and breastfeeding counsellors, and to show our appreciation for all that they do for parents.”


lights by TENA marketing manager Charlotte Gorringe-Serrano says: “We’re incredibly excited to team up with the NCT to support the charity’s Practitioner Awards. We believe passionately in helping mothers to be comfortable and confident.”


NCT has been running courses for new and expectant parents for over 50 years. Each year the charity’s 1,000 practitioners support over 80,000 through pregnancy and the early months with a baby, providing much-needed support and helping them to feel confident in their new role.


Practitioners undertake a full university-accredited training programme to develop the skills they need to work with parents. Admissions are now open for a range of exciting new courses starting in September 2012. If you are interested in becoming an NCT practitioner find out more at