I’m Nicky and I run Water Babies across East Surrey and Crawley. My first insight into Water Babies was as a mum, to my now 7 year old daughter Eloise, and taking her for her first swimming lesson at 3 months old. From the moment we started I knew I was hooked for life and soon started my journey first working in the office, then training to become a Water Babies teacher and finally taking over the local franchise in 2016, following the birth of my second daughter Frankie.
Here at Water Babies, We'll teach you to teach your baby to swim. From lesson one, we'll get your little one used to the sensation of the water, developing their natural instincts and transforming these into core aquatic skills. Your baby will learn to hold onto the side, float on their backs, how to control their own breathing and how to recover safely if they were ever to fall into water.
By the end of our programme, your little one will be swimming freely using different strokes and be able to keep themselves safe in and around the water.
We work closely with Swim England, the national governing body for swimming and we've woven their learn to swim framework through our programme. So you'll be simply amazed at the progress they've made.
And not only will they be able to swim independently in time and have learnt a skill for life - they will have grown in confidence too.
My son loved bathing so much I decided to take him for swimming. The best decision I ever made for him. He was around 4 months old when he started, now he's 3 years old and still loves it. He's face lights up every time we get to St Giles.
- Veronika Vamos
My little one can’t wait to start her class every week & has learnt so many great water safety skills Our teacher is really friendly, patient & professional. Can’t wait to start the next chapter!
- Jessica Morgan
Love Water Babies. Both boys love the swimming lessons and it’s such a fab way to spend time with them. Also amazing how much they learn with the amazing teachers! Definitely try it if you can.
– Debs Watson
I’ve taken both my boys to Water Babies since birth and we all love it! The teachers are all so lovely. Quality bonding time with added bonus of water confidence and safety.
- Lucy Story
We have been on the water babies journey since my son was 9 weeks and it’s been amazing, our teacher is so lovely and we have met some good friends. I’m a midwife and recommend water babies to all my women!
- Claire Mott