Water Babies Staffordshire and East Cheshire

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 Staffordshire & East Cheshire are run by Anna Bates, who was introduced to water as a baby by her dad, a one-time swimming instructor and lifeguard. Her mum’s also a keen sportswoman, and she’s represented England in the over-50s squash league.

When Anna couldn’t find swimming classes for her first son, Jack, she decided to leave her job in healthcare sales and start her own! Now these things always take time (lots of specialised training and so on), so we’re really hoping Jack managed to sneak into a class when his mum first started teaching back in May 2007!

Anna now has two other children, Henry and Molly (who started swimming at just 17 days and 8 days respectively). "Swimming has definitely given all my children a love of sport," she says. "They've now added rugby, horse riding, climbing, dance and cricket to their list of sporting achievements. And, of course, they're all still keen swimmers!"

The wonderfully enthusiastic Lucy, Shelly, Sarah, Jane, Laura and Emma keep the office running smoothly while a team of highly qualified teachers - Denise, Sharn, Aimee, Lynsey, Emma and Claire - completes the Water Babies crew.

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

Local news

Hello... and Welcome!

Thank you for visiting our local page... We are looking forward to meeting you and your little one and having lots of splishsplashing fun! Anna x

Did you know you can buy all the toys used in our classes?

All of our fantastic toys that we use in our classes can be bought by calling the office on 01270 611111 to be delivered to your class or by visiting our Water Babies shop www.waterbabies.co.uk/shop

Need something to sew your little ones badges onto?

We have just released the fab new Water Babies Ponchos and towels! In blue or pink, perfect to keep warm and show off your babies acheivements.

Have a look at the webshop for more info :)


We are just about to start our new term and we are all really excited about meeting all our newest swimmers next week! If you haven't yet booked a space give us a call in the office and we can go through all the details with you- it's 01270 611 111.

We hold classes seven days a week so we are pretty certain we will be able to find something suitable for you...

All classes are £15.75 per session so £157.50 for a ten week cycle.


Please call the office on 01270 611111 to find out more about our monthly taster sessions....

Try our fantastic UNDERWATER Photo Shoot...

All our new clients receive acomplementary place on our photoshoot as part of the Chapter 1 package. Our underwater photoshoots are great fun and produce incredible results. You can even view your photos on the same day and with photo packages starting at just £99 there really is something for everyone... x

Finally if you have any questions about any aspect of baby swimming please don't hesitate to give us a call- it's what we are here for... x