Water Babies Brighton and Mid Sussex

Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. Not only does it teach vital life skills, but it also enhances the way babies and toddlers learn other skills, too. No one else reaches our high standards of professionalism, and no one else works harder to make sure you and your little one feel happy and safe. And we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy baby!

Classes across Brighton & Mid Sussex are run by Vicki Steven; though with a degree in criminology & criminal justice, an early ambition to be the next ‘Cracker’ and a sideline in cake-baking, you may wonder what brings her to Water Babies!

Vicki first got hooked several years ago when she started taking daughter, Chloe, to lessons. “I was petrified of water while I was growing up, and didn’t learn to swim until later in life,” she recalls, “so I was determined not to pass my fears on to Chloe. My husband, Mike, is a keen triathlete and wanted Chloe to follow in his footsteps – so we started swimming when Chloe was 6 months old.”

A career in marketing was followed by working as business support manager for Water Babies in Berkshire for two years, which reinforced Vicki’s belief that she’d found her true vocation.

Her favourite thing has been watching Chloe’s progression. “I remember her first back-float and her 10m front crawl — both were equally amazing!” she smiles. “I’ve loved every second of my Water Babies journey so far, and I’m now loving spreading the magic across East Sussex.”

Vicki is delighted to have a great team of highly qualified teachers who complete the Water Babies crew – they’d love to hear from you, so why not give them a call? You can find them on Facebook at Water Babies (Brighton & Mid Sussex), where you'll find a warm welcome waiting for you.

 

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Our amazing office team...

We know that life as a parent is exceptionally busy, so we are here to help you! If you need to change a session due to a holiday, are a shift worker or just need to change things then our office team are always on the end of the phone to reschedule classes or look at different options for you. We run an automatic rebooking system which means you can rest assured your place is guaranteed for each term & you don't have to remember to contact us unless you need to change classes or payment details. We love chatting so just phone or email us with any questions, we're on the end of the phone Mon - Fri 9-5pm, and some Saturday mornings too.

New Chapter 1 classes for September!

We're now booking on for the new term starting 1st September, and have the following lessons available to start your swimming adventures! Our programme now includes elements of baby signing, baby massage & tummy time to help with your babies development, alongside the water safety, surface swimming & underwater swimming:

Mondays 10am Robins Garth, Small Dole, 10.30am Herons Dale, Shoreham

Tuesdays 10am Waterfront Hotel, Brighton

Wednesdays 10.30am Robins Garth, Small Dole, 1.15pm Cisswood House Hotel, Lower Beeding

Thursdays 11am Waterfront Hotel, Brighton, 2.30pm Dyke Rd, Hove, 4.30pm Herons Dale, Shoreham

Fridays 2pm Robins Garth, Small Dole

Saturdays 10.30am Waterfront Hotel, Brighton,  3.30pm Dyke Rd, Hove

Sundays 9am Patcham High School, Brighton,12pm Windlesham School, Hove, 12pm Chailey Heritage School, Chailey, 1.30pm Dyke Rd, Hove, 3.30pm Woodlands Meed School, Burgess Hill 

Prenatal WaterBumps class launch

We are delighted to announce the launch of our sister company Water Bumps in the Brighton & Mid Sussex area, with classes running evenings & weekends. Water Babies Mums can book on to a free taster by calling 01273 007167, or email wellbeing@waterbumps.co.uk, and will get a 10% discount on any further class bookings.

New Pool! 

Heronsdale School is located just by Marks and Spencers & Next at Holmbush, and will be swimming on Saturday mornings from March. It is a gorgeous hydrotherapy pool (33 dgerees) with just 6 in a class, and is a perfect learn to swim location for babies and toddlers alike. 

 

Chapter 1 Beginner Classes

Our next term is starting in Feb, we have the first release of spaces here with more to follow next week!

Tues 2pm Dyke Rd, Brighton

Thurs 10am Waterfront Hotel, Brighton

Fri 10.30am Ovingdean Hall College, Brighton

Sat 10am Waterfront Hotel, Brighton

Sat 3.30pm Dyke Rd, Brighton

Sun 12pm Patcham High School, Brighton

Sun 11.30am Woodlands Meed, Burgess Hill

 

The cost of our 10 week chapters, including a place on our professional underwater photo shoot (pictures are extra), is £160 (unless stated otherwise above).Once your booked in, you will receive a welcome pack including a lovely Water Babies journey book to record achievements, bath thermometer,car window blind and little ones also receive a badge at the end of each chapter which is a fab keep sake to look back on in years’ to come.

You’ll find lots more information about Water Babies, baby swimming and our double nappy system on our website, or come andjoin us on our Facebook page.

We always need more pools....

Water Babies Brighton and Mid Sussex is currently looking for private pools across Brighton, Horsham and Mid Sussex to fufill demand! Please give us a call in the office if you know of any warm indoor pools- We would love to use your pool when you don't!

Join us on social media!

Our Facebook page has lots of useful tips and all our latest news on courses and free tasters, so do give us a like and stay updated! https://www.facebook.com/WaterBabiesEastSussex
 
Also follow us and feel free to retweet us on tweeter for all the news, updates and info for your local area @WB_Brighton.

If you want more information on our award winning classes (proud holders of the 2014 Whats on 4 Little Ones Best National Baby & Toddler Development Activity & Best National Preschooler Development Acticity!) then do get in touch on 01273 552454 or email bubbles@waterbabies.co.uk

Already started your swimming journey?

If your current classes don't suit or you have finished their programme then we have spaces for you to continue you your swimmimng journey, call us to find your nearest class.

About our venues:

All of our venues operate at a minimum of 30 degrees, however we do have hydrotherapy pools available in all areas which are heated to 32 degrees or more. Any baby who is under 12lbs or 12 weeks old needs to start their swimming journey in water of 32 degrees or more, if you need more details as to the suitability of venues do give us a call.

All venues have free parking bar The Jurys Inn Waterfront Hotel, Brighton.

There is room poolside for spectators at all venues so partners and grandparents never miss out on watching little one's magical journey.