Parents, Babies & Tots

8 weeks - 4 years

Fun, interactive, sensory.

Fun interactive sensory sessions for 8 weeks to 4 year olds and their parents. Each 30 minute lesson is split into age appropriate groups and taught in a relaxed and interactive manner by fully qualified parent and baby teachers who are in the water along with you. 

Develops motor, socialisation and language skills.

Parent and baby swimming is an excellent way to bond with your infant and a great way for baby to exercise, gain valuable motor skills, socialise and develop early language skills. It's also a great first step in introducing them to the water, leading them to become confident little swimmers.

Warm environment with baby changing facilities

Our changing facilities are underfloor heated with family changing rooms each with baby changing table and toddler seats.
Our swimming pool is heated to over 30 degrees centigrade so you can expect a comfortable environment for you and your tot.

This class operates on a strict 1:1 ratio (1 parent with 1 baby/tot). 

Each course (runs per half term) is booked and paid for in advance.

Lessons are 30 minutes. 

£10 per parent and child. 

A great opportunity for new parents to meet up and share experiences.

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Babies: 2 - 6 months
Babies: 6 - 12 months
Tots: 12 - 24 months
Tots: 24 - 36 months
Tots: 3 - 4 years

What your baby or tot needs to wear in the water...

We follow the double protection protocols to ensure all accidents are kept out of the water. Please ensure your baby or tot is wearing a disposable swim nappy with a Happy Nappy on top, they can also wear a swimming costume over this if desired.

We sell everything you need in our Swim Centre shop (please remember we are cashless and can only accept card or mobile payments.

  • Disposable nappy £1.50
  • Splash About Happy Nappy £12 – these come in lots of lovely funky designs for your little swimmer.

disposable swim nappy

Splash About Happy Nappy

ready for a swim

During our parent, baby and tots lessons we will be following the STA's Starfish series.

Starfish is an innovative series of 6 progressive awards designed to introduce babies from a few months old with the accompanying adult to a water adventure where water confidence and safety skills are introduced.

The series is undertaken with the guardian in the water holding and supporting the baby. Buoyancy aids may be worn but they are not necessary as the guardian is holding the baby throughout.

These lessons are relaxed and fun, encouraging your little one to follow their natural instincts in the water. We gently guide parents so they feel happy and confident in the water with their baby. Through gentle instruction, rhythmical song and movements we will teach you and your little ones how to enter and exit the pool safely, how to support your little one in the water, teaching baby visual cues for water games and getting them happy and settled in the pool environment so they can enjoy it’s tremendous benefits. During the course of your lessons with us there will be lots of sensory play and child led instruction. 

A wonderful environment to connect with your baby and other new families.