3 things I learned from NCT Antenatal Classes (including a new use for Marmite)
Working within an organisation that lives and breathes award-winning training delivery every day, I recently became a trainee myself.
I attended NCT classes. For those of you that don't know about NCT Charity, it supports soon-to-be parents. I was part of a group of 8 sets of parents-to-be all joined together for an important new addition to their lives.
Three things I learned:
1. Excellent training doesn't always have the answers, but it enables them.
How you feel about yourself and your capabilities following it is more than the notes you make. And sometimes a leap of faith is all that is needed.
2. Curiosity builds friendships.
Coming together around shared purpose and building a group to be open, collaborative and supportive builds friendships like nothing else.
3. Simulations prepare you for the unexpected.
My experience with a nappy (and unexpected marmite contained within) enabled safe practice like no other.
I was inspired to see the depths gone to, to make us learn, grow and develop for a significant new chapter.