Parents, Babies & Tots
8 weeks - 4 years
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.
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.