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Baby and Toddler Lessons

Nurture a love of water for a lifetime (Birth - 3 years)

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Being in the water is a wonderful sensory time for a baby. It helps develop cognitive and physical awareness, builds confidence and is a great bonding experience. You will be surprised by what your baby can achieve in a short space of time whilst having lots of fun too.

There is a lot of emphasis on water safety in the lessons. Making sure a baby can turn, float and get themselves to the side of the pool with ease is all part of their lesson ‘milestone’ progress.

It’s incredibly rewarding sharing in your baby’s developments and achievements and at your first lesson you will be given a pack that will give you further insight into just what your baby will achieve along with a treasure chest of activities you can enjoy at bath time to associate positive water experiences every step of the way.

Levels

  • New Beginnings (Birth - 6 months)
  • Stage 1 (6-12 months)
  • Stage 2 (1-2 years)
  • Stage 3 (2-3 years)

Locations

  • Chelsea Harbour
  • Golders Green
  • Chelsea
  • Knightsbridge

Great Locations

FAQs

What should my baby wear?

We suggest that you bring 2 warm towels to the lessons if the venue does not provide these. We also operate a double nappy/ Happy Nappy policy. You can buy happy nappies from http://www.splashabout.com

Do I need to be able to swim myself?

Not at all, You will be able to stand up in the lessons and we will guide you every step of the way. Though we also offer swimming lessons for adults too!

Does my baby need to be fully vaccinated before starting any lessons?

You don’t need to wait until your baby is vaccinated before they start their lessons. Further details can be found on the NHS website.

At what age can my baby start swimming lessons?

You can start lessons from birth however we advise checking the specific swimming pool to check what classes are offered as it depends on a number of factors including the pool temperature.

Can we still swim if my baby has a cold?

Babies often get colds and you should be ok to continue swimming unless you baby has a fever or is vomiting or has diarrhoea.

What happens if I miss a lesson?

We offer 1 make up lesson per term per student. You must inform us in advance of your non attendance and to rebook your missed class.

What if my baby does not like the lessons?

It’s quite common for babies to take a bit of time to adjust to their lessons. Sometimes physiological developments and milestones can also impact a baby’s progress. Give it time and be persistent with your attendance and you will see positive results and a happy baby who enjoys being in the water.

How much time should I allow after feeding to attend a swimming lesson?

We suggest that you wait at least 60 minutes minutes after feeding your baby or toddler before you attend your swimming lesson.

Can I take photos’s and videos of my baby’s lesson?

To ensure the protection and privacy of the other students we are unable to allow any video’s or photos to be taken of the lessons.