Early Days groups give you the opportunity to explore different approaches to important parenting issues with a qualified group leader and other new parents in your area.
These sessions are designed to help you feel confident about the decisions and choices that you make for your baby. You will be encouraged to share ideas and experiences and help others to do the same so that you can support each other as you learn more about your skills as a parent.
They are usually attended by women and offer a space in which to explore the adjustment to becoming a parent and all that it means. As a group you will discuss practical skills in coping with a new baby but much more important the course will help you find your feet as a mother and help give you the confidence to parent your baby in the way that you feel is right for you and your family.
The course is run over six weeks, each session lasting two hours. As these are newborn classes they are usually held during the day and can be attended from when your baby is around 2 weeks to 6 months old.
"This course was the turning point for me after baby, helping me to build a new baby-friendly social life and providing some much needed support and perspective when I most needed it.” - new mum
You can find lots more information about the classes on the main NCT website
Here's our current programmes of Early Days courses in East Lothian.
Aug/Oct 2012 programme - 30th August - 4th October (10am - 12). All classes are held at the Trinity Centre, Haddington, EH41 3EX
Further course dates will be confirmed shortly. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment
For more details and to book, you can:
Find more course info and a booking form online, at the main NCT website
E-mail Laura Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Caroline on 0844 243 6996.
You can also contact East Lothian's class teacher Larraine Rettie on 07980 553 672, to find out more.