Water Babies Devon and Somerset

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 Devon & Somerset are run by Rowan Bradford & Lee Perkins, who were first introduced to Water Babies while living in Bristol, putting Evan's name on the waiting list before he was even born. Emerging from their first lesson and realising that her face was aching from smiling constantly for 30 minutes, Rowan knew she'd found something truly special – ‘sheer indulgent happiness’ is how she describes it. “Why wouldn’t everyone want to do it?”

As her maternity leave came to an end, Water Babies became Lee’s special time with Evan, with younger sister Caitlin joining in the fun when she was just 3 weeks old. While Rowan's career in occupational psychology took her to some very exotic places, when she realised she was missing too many family birthdays, she and Lee decided it was time to seriously redress their work/life balance. Inspired by their teacher, Rowan recognised that she’d found her calling in Water Babies – and having experienced classes first-hand, Lee didn’t need any convincing!

Rowan and Lee are joined in the pool by their crew of highly qualified teachers- Aisha, Amie, Char, Hazel, Jennie, Jess, Jo, Katie, Kirsty, Lorraine and Zoe . In the office they are supported by the wonderfully enthusiastic Amber, the lovely Amie (when she's not in a pool) and the photography and marketing focused Helen.

They'd love to hear from you, so why not give them a call? Or check out the banter on the Water Babies Devon & Somerset Facebook page.

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It's not too late to join us!

Are you still interested in swimming with the Top Swim School in the UK? It's not too late to join us! We accept new babies for another week, and toddlers can start with us any time! For a list of our venues, days and times suitable for your little one, give us a call in the office at 01392790100 or email pushtheduck@waterbabies.co.uk.

Our Spring term begins the week commencing 19th February and we'll start taking bookings early January! If you would like to register your interest for the Spring term, be sure to get in touch!

We look forwad to splish-splashing with you in to the new year!

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Splashing into Week 1 of our Winter Term!

We are so excited to jump in to another amazing term, meeting lots of new babies and toddlers this week! As our current Water Babies continue to develop and progress in the water, we can't wait to see them build on their safety and water skills!

Interested in booking in to swim with the Top Swim School in the UK? It's not too late! We will continue to take new bookings until December and promise to get you and your little one up to speed in no time!

Looking for a Chapter 1 Class (baby beginners)? Here is our most up-to-date timetable:

Exeter
Ellen Tinkham*
Tuesday
16:45
Exeter (FULL)
Ellen Tinkham*
Thursday
16:15
Exeter (FULL)
WESC Foundation*
Saturday
10:30
Chudleigh
Harcombe House*
Friday
16:30
Newton Abbot
Hannah’s*
Monday
09:30
Newton Abbot
Hannah’s*
Monday
12:30
Newton Abbot
Hannah’s*
Thursday
09:30
Newton Abbot
Hannah’s*
Thursday
16:00
Taunton (FULL)
Compass Centre*
Sunday
09:30
Taunton
Compass Centre*
Sunday
10:00
Taunton (FULL)
Compass Centre*
Sunday
10:30
Taunton
Compass Centre*
Sunday
11:00
Taunton (FULL)
Holiday Inn
Friday
13:30
Bridgwater (FULL)
Brainwave Centre*
Wednesday
13:30
Bridgwater
Brainwave Centre*
Thursday
09:00
Bridgwater (FULL)
Brainwave Centre*
Saturday
14:30
Bridgwater
Brainwave Centre*
Saturday
15:30
Sherborne
Folke Manor Farm
Monday
10:00
Sherborne
Folke Manor Farm
Thursday
11:30
Yeovil (FULL)
Fiveways School*
Monday
16:45
Yeovil
Fiveways School*
Monday
17:15
Seaton
Peacehaven*
Wednesday
12:30

If any of these days and times suit you and your little one, give us a call in the office at 01392 790100, email pushtheduck@waterbabies.co.uk or "Ask About Classes" -->

*You will only pay for the classes left in the term so if you start from next week, week commencing 27th November, the 9 week term will cost £139.50! 

Look forward to splish-splashing with you real soon!

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We are now taking bookings for the Winter Term!

Our winter term will begin the week commencing 20th November, lasts 10 weeks, and finishes half-way through February! 

With the Autumn Equinox upon us, the temperatures outside will begin to drop and nights will draw nearer.Stay active throughout autumn and winter to beat those seasonal blues and feel on top of the world.


* Time change and early nights can be really challenging for little ones sleeping patterns. Maintaining consistency in their day to day routines is vital!

* Light to moderate exercise can strengthen the immune system, thereby reducing the risk of coughs and colds.

* Physical activity plummets in the autumn and winter seasons when it's too cold to play outside. What better way for your little one to exercise than jumping into a warm pool?

Our new Chapter 1 timetable has been confirmed so, for more information or to book your little one in, please give us a call in the office at 01392 790100 or email pushtheduck@waterbabies.co.uk!

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Have you ever thought about becoming a Water Babies teacher? 

Teaching babies a core lifesaving skill from birth is exciting, rewarding – and sometimes even challenging – but it’s something that everyone at Water Babies truly believes in.
 
We’re a very special kind of company (we like to think). Not only are we all absolutely passionate about what we do, but there’s also an incredibly positive energy created by the friendships fostered between so many like-minded individuals.
 
We’re looking for a teacher in the following area:
* Taunton/Bridgwater for 6 to 8 hours per week initially (mainly weekends)
 
For a detailed job description and further details please call us on 01392 790100 or email pushtheduck@waterbabies.co.uk

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Last Call for New Beginners!

There are still a few spaces left in our baby beginners Chapter 1 classes which is ideal for little ones aged 0-7 months and Chapter 2 is a great place to start for those between 7-12 months old. We also have spaces for toddlers up to the age of 4 years!

Register your details by finding a class near you (top right) and we can send you more information about baby swimming and the timetable for new classes.

The rest of the autumn term will run for 8 weeks at £124.00. For new starters, the course includes a complimentary underwater photoshoot at the end of term (photos are sold separately), a magical Water Babies Journey Book which is a lovely way of recording each milestone as you progress through each term with stickers and badges, and membership to our Water Babies club, 'My WaterWorld' which gives you access to discounted products and services!
 
Call us on 01392 790100 or email us at pushtheduck@waterbabies.co.uk if you would like more information or to be put onto the waiting list for the following term, which will begin in November.

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We're Back in the Pool!

We are so excited to be back in the pool, meeting our new little babies and toddlers and catching up with our existing swimmers! We are still taking bookings for this autumn term so give us a call in the office at 01392790100 or pop us an email at pushtheduck@waterbabies.co.uk to chat more :)

The term runs for 10 weeks and costs £155. For new starters, the course includes a complimentary underwater photoshoot at the end of term (photos are sold separately), a magical Water Babies Journey Book which is a lovely way of recording each milestone as you progress through each term with stickers and badges, and membership to our Water Babies club, 'My WaterWorld' which gives you access to discounted products and services!
 
Call us on 01392 790100 or email us at pushtheduck@waterbabies.co.uk if you would like more information or to be put onto the waiting list for the following term, which will begin in November.

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Name, ready, SNAP!!

Our Chapter 1 course includes a complimentary underwater photoshoot lesson. The next shoots are scheduled for:
 
Sunday 5th November - Hannah's at Seale Hayne, Newton Abbot
Sunday 12th November - Fiveways School, Yeovil
 
Is your little one booked in?
For more information take a peek at the photos page!
 

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We're on a pool hunt!

Water Babies Devon & Somerset are currently looking for private pools across Devon, Somerset and West Dorset to fulfil demand! If you have a lovely warm pool, or you know someone who does, get in touch. Hiring a pool to Water Babies means working with a professional, experienced swim school and can be great from a financial point of view!
 

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