Water Babies Surrey East and Crawley

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 Surrey East & Crawley are run by Nicky O’Connor, who was first introduced to Water Babies in 2014 when she started her swimming journey with her elder daughter, Eloise.

Nicky’s had an avid love of swimming since early childhood – surreptitiously jumping off the 10m board at just 4 years old, her parents had trouble keeping her out of the water! Then, while at 6th form college she channelled her love of swimming to teaching 3-12 year-old youngsters.

So when Eloise came along, and Nicky & husband James were looking for a bonding activity to do that was also fun, Nicky didn’t need any convincing about the joys of baby swimming. “Eloise loved the water from day one,” Nicky recalls. “In fact, it’s fair to say she was a real water baby! And because James is the one in the water with Eloise, her Water Babies lessons have become their special one-to-one time every week.”

When the opportunity arose to train as a Water Babies teacher later that year, Nicky didn’t hesitate. Then in March 2016, baby Frankie arrived and started her own swimming journey at around 6 weeks old. “Frankie was a little more cautious to start with,” says Nicky, “but she soon grew to love it just as much as her elder sister, and now there’s no stopping her!”

Nicky has a true passion for all things baby swimming: “I can’t wait to be there with you every step – or should I say, kick – of your Water Babies journey!” She’s joined in the office by the wonderfully enthusiastic Fay and Charlotte; and in the pool by a team of highly qualified teachers, who complete 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 (East Surrey), or join their Facebook Group where you'll find a warm welcome waiting for you.

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Welcome to Water Babies East Surrey and Crawley!

Thank you for visting our local page, we cannot wait to welcome you to a world of splashy fun! Please feel free to contact us in the office Monday - Friday 0900-1700 and speak to one of the friendly admin team Nicky, Fay and Charlotte on 01293 279229 or send us an email at holidayswim@waterbabies.co.uk. We are joined by our amazing highly qualified teachers in the water Carly, Michelle M, Michelle C, Emma, Charlotte, Sarah and Nicky. This completes our Water Babies family here in East Surrey and Crawley.
Get in touch with us to ask any aspect of swimming, its our passion, learn for life x 

Exciting News!!

We are incredibly excited to announce that we have a new pool at the stunning Acorns Health and Leisure in Copthorne! Acorns is a beautiful private members club with a stunning newly refurbished pool! 

Our venues...

All of our pools operate to a minimum of 30 degress to keep the little ones nice and toasty! We advise that any babies that are under 12lbs or 12 weeks in age need to be in water of at least 32 degrees, or to wear a wrap. We swim at the following venues across East Surrey and Crawley. 

Acorns Health and Leisure - Copthorne - 30 degrees 

Brooklands School - Reigate - RH2 0DF - 33 degrees

Clifton Hill - Caterham - CR3 5PN - 33 degrees

Limpsfield Grange School - Oxted - RH6 0RZ - 32 degrees

Manor Green School - Crawley - RH10 0DU - 33 degrees

Sherwood Park School - Wallington - SM6 7NP - 32 degrees

St Giles - Purley - CR2 6DF - 32 degrees

Wray Common School - Reigate - RH2 0LR - 32 degrees

We are always looking for new pools to bring you our fabulous classes, so if your'e in the know we'd love to hear from you! 


Want to join us?...

To sign up just click here and we'll add you to our mailing list. We will then get in touch about our classes and their avaiilabilty. 

A typical term with us ranges from 9/10 weeks costing from £153 - £175 depending on the venue.

Our Summer term is now OPEN for bookings for all ages! So come take a splash with us this Summer! 

Each child that signs up with us has access to the complimentary underwater photoshoot at the end of term ( photos are an additional fee), will recieve a magical journey book full of colourful pictures and stickers to record each milestone of their swimming journey as they progress each term and will recieve an end of term badge. You will also receive access to 'My Water World' a membership club to gain exclusive discounts products and services by being a Water Babies client. 


Our Photoshoots...

We create magical images, you may even say they are more like pieces of art! Our underwater photos are so much more than your regular photo! Each baby is carefully positioned in the water by a trained dipper and then photgraphed by a specialist underwater photographer, in our awesome underwater studio with all the lights and gadgets that are required! They are beautiful keepsakes. 


What to wear...

All babies and children that swim with us, regardless of age must wear the double nappy system. This means that they must wear a disposable or reuseable swim nappy with a Splashabout happy nappy over the top. This is a specially designed happy nappy to prevent accidents in our pools. 

You can get one from us at the time of booking onto one of our courses in various colours and designs for convenient poolside delivery! 


Catch ups...

We recognise life's commitments can get in the way of scheduled activities. We would love to be able to accommodate all requests for alternative lessons when a class has been missed for illness or holiday, unfortunately, we have very few classes available with spaces to accommodate everyone. Our catch up policy is designed to be fair to everyone whilst still giving you the opportunity to make up the odd missed lesson. We have therefore introduced a one catch up lesson per term, subject to availability.  


Join our parent group on Facebook...

Come and join our private local Water Babies parent and carer group on Facebook Water Babies Surrey East Carers This is a safe place to share your swimming stories, photos and videos, ask questions of us and of each other and enter our local competitions! 


Your Water Babies East Surrey and Crawley Team x