Water Babies Kent

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 Kent are run by husband-and-wife team Simon & Fiona Dallender. Few people, on meeting Fiona, would guess that she used to be a zoo-keeper; that she used to liaise with the gruffest of trades-union reps in her HR role for a manufacturing company; or that she sat in a bath of freezing-cold water while giving birth so she wouldn’t need to take painkillers! Simon was an RAF volunteer when they met, and they spent years living on air-force bases in Norfolk and Lincolnshire before joining Water Babies.

Baby Millie was born in 2005 and is one of the most experienced Water Babies, having attended classes in both counties. Her parents were so impressed by both sets of classes (and the sense of continuity between the two) that, when the offer of voluntary redundancy came up for Simon, they grabbed it with both hands.

So they de-mobbed, relocated – and little Millie has now been joined by younger sister, Lottie and the latest addition to the family, brother Theo.

The wonderfully enthusiastic Lisa, Will and Kat are the friendly voices in the office, while a team of highly qualified teachers completes the Water Babies crew. They’d love to hear from you, so why not give them a call? Or check out the banter on the Water Babies Kent Facebook page.

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Join our brand new Facebook Group!

We have just launched our new group designed to bring experts and families together, create interesting discussions and give you guys exclusive offers from a range of interesting brands! So head on over and join 'Into Water Babies' - for our swimmers and non swimmers out there too! Click here to join! 

Our brand new spring term timetable!

We have just launched classes for our spring term and are already welcoming lots of you into the water with us! If you'd like to talk to us about our classes then give us a call or an email and we will let you know of all available options!

About Our Classes!

Our splashy classes run in 10 week terms and we love seeing your little one's journey from Chapter 1 to Chapter 17 (that's up until it's time for school!)
All of our venues operate at a minimum of 30 degrees; however we do have hydrotherapy pools available which are heated to 32 degrees or more. Any little one who is under 12lbs or 12 weeks old will need a hydrotherapy pool and we will be happy to chat through these pool locations and options!
There is room poolside for spectators at our venues so partners and grandparents never miss out on watching little one's magical journey.