Water Babies London South East

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 in London South East are run by Sarah Ashton who, as a child on the Isle of Man, spent many happy summer days on the beach – apart from the times when it was raining. “Whatever the weather, mum would have us down there,” she recalls. At 18, she left for Manchester to study clothing management & technology. However, after graduating she decided to see the world.

Following 7 years spent travelling and working in Hong Kong, Sarah came back to the UK, where she most recently worked as operations manager for a marketing agency. There, she was responsible for producing McDonald’s ‘Happy Meal’ toys – five hundred million of them, to be precise!

It was through her daughter Hannah Lily, born in 2007, that Sarah was introduced to baby-swimming. “It was something we both really loved, and the thought of doing it as a business always stayed with me. Now that I’m actually doing it, I’m really excited! Becoming self-employed is a completely different mindset for me, but it’s good to scare yourself once in a while!” (Apparently the last time she scared herself was when she jumped out of a plane at 12,000 feet. Water Babies should be a doddle by comparison!).

The wonderfully enthusiastic Louise, Sarah, Maisie and Jo are the friendly voices in the office, while a team of highly qualified teachers completes the Water Babies crew. You can find them on Facebook at Water Babies (SE London), where you'll find a warm welcome waiting for you.

Local news

Christmas is coming....

...and winter is officially here! So please remember to take a little hat along to your classes. Babies can feel the chill when they leave the pool so do keep them handy to pop on their heads when they leave. We hope all our swimmers are enjoying their lessons so far this term! As ever if you have any questions about our classes just drop us a line or pick up the phone. We're a friendly bunch! Speak to Sam, Sarah or Nicki on 020 8858 5242 or email divein@waterbabies.co.uk

Mothercare Expectant Parent Events....

It's been an absolute joy to meet lots of expectant parents at the brilliant Mothercare events recently! Mothercare shops open their doors after hours 4 times a year and offer fantastic deals and advice to families looking to stock up on kit before their little one arrives. Alongside the deals you'll find Water Babies giving out goodie bags and advice about baby swimming classes and bathtime tips. Other local businesses such as Daisy First Aid and Baby Holistics as well as local midwives and Doulas complete the evening of one stop shops for anyone welcoming a new baby into the world. We can't wait for the next ones! 

Photo shoot...

We create magical images that are more like pieces of art than a point and click photo. Each baby is carefully positioned in the water by a trained dipper and photographed by a specialist underwater photographer in an underwater studio with lighting and strobes! If you would like to see a collage of photos of local babies that have been taken at our shoots please get in touch with us at the office and we'll be happy to help!

Kicks and Giggles Facebook Group...

There's over 250 local Water Babies over on our Facebook Group called Kicks and Giggles. It's a private group, a safe space for parents and carers to share photos and videos of their little ones, ask questions of our fab teachers and share knowledge and watery experiences with the South East London Water Babies community. Go on to our main Facebook page and click on the 'Join Group' button - you'll be glad you did!  

Did you know...

We teach babies to swim in the boroughs of Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth and Greenwich? We teach over 750 babies per week in pools in Deptford, Catford, Westminster Bridge, Elephant and Castle, London Bridge, Peckham and Forest Hill. We are always looking for new pools so if you know of anywhere that might suit us in your area please do let us know!

 

2018 term dates...

We run our classes in 10 week terms - here's the dates for the next term...

Winter term - 19th November 2018 - 2nd February 2019 - Xmas break 21st Dec - 5th Jan 2019

Spring term - February 4th 2019 - 4th May 2019

Summer term - 7th May 2019 - 22nd July 2019

 

Want to join us...?

We are currently looking for enthusiastic individuals who love babies and the water to join our amazing team! At the moment we are particularly looking for people willing to become brand ambassadors - to help out at marketing events and baby shows. You can work as much or as little as you like - there's no obligation and full training will be given. If you would like to find out more about this opportunity please do get in touch with us at divein@waterbabies.co.uk. No prior experience is necessary. We look forward to hearing from you !