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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We have a new pool!

We are so excited to announce that as of September we will be swimming at The Beacon in Folkestone. Classes will take place on Saturday mornings and you can book right now!! Just click the 'ask about our classes' button! 

Superhero Splashathon!

Current Local Total over £25,000 raised!

Thank you to everyone who has and is continuing to raise money for our Tommy's Splashathon! It was great to see lots of you in your Superhero outfits last week! Check out our Facebook page for an insight into this Superhero fun!

Have you followed our very own WaterBabiesWill?

Are you on Instagram? If so! Check out @waterbabieswill for some behind the scenes bits and bobs and all things Water Babies! Take an insight into some of the people we get to work with and meet in our Water Babies family!

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.