Water Babies Scotland East and West

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!

Water Babies Scotland East and West is run by Ashely Gaffney and Amanda Robertson, who were both dedicated Water Babies teachers for many years before taking the plunge to become proud franchise owners – and they haven’t looked back.

Water has always had a huge impact on their lives. Born and raised in Perth, Aussie Amanda spent most of her childhood in the family’s backyard swimming pool and at the beach. After travelling to the UK in her 20’s, she discovered the fun (and challenges) of triathlons and aquathons. So when her daughter was born in 2012, Amanda sought out the best baby swim classes for her half-Aussie little one. After finding Water Babies and falling head over heels for its ethos, Amanda went from a loyal customer to building up an impressive 6 years of teaching.

Ashley was also a keen triathlete, having taken part in many as a teenager. This encouraged her to become a lifeguard at 16, and following that a swimming teacher. Oh, and somewhere she managed to squeeze in becoming a fully qualified nurse too. Phew! Ashley has always submerged herself in the world of water and has been teaching children of all ages how to swim for more than 15 years. Since joining Water Babies, Ashley has been involved in many areas of the business, from working in the office to running baby shows and coordinating photoshoots.

Together, and with their dedicated teachers, they make up the best-trained swimming teachers in Scotland – with an impressive 120 years of experience between them.

They’d love to hear from you, so why not give them a call? You can find them on Facebook at Water Babies (Edinburgh, Glasgow & Ayrshire), or join their Facebook Group where you'll find a warm welcome waiting for you.


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We are currently underway with our Summer Term 2019 in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Ayrshire. We are now taking registration details for our next term starting in mid August.


If your baby is still to arrive it's never too early to register for future terms! Beginners classes are suitable for babies starting from 0 - 12 months.


Our Chapter 1 beginner package includes:

- 10 weeks progressive and award-winning lessons
- a special welcome pack with gifts
- end-of term achievement badges,
- AND attendance at our end-of-term underwater photo shoot.


Call us in the office on 0131 554 6682, email us woggle@waterbabies.co.uk or you can register here on the website.


Assessments for Older Babies and Toddlers

If your child is between 18 months and 4 years then please call us on 0131 554 6682 to arrange a short block of assessment classes, with an aim to transferring to an existing toddler class.