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!

Here at Water Babies East Surrey and Crawley we run baby and toddler swimming lessons suitable for babies from birth up to around 4 years of age.
 
We offer classes in beautiful warm pools across Crawley, Reigate, Redhill, Caterham, Oxted, Wallington and Croydon. With a range of classes available Tuesday - Sunday we are sure to be able to find the right class for your and your little one to come and enjoy some precious bonding time in the water whilst learning an essential life skill!
 
Our office is open weekdays from 09:00am - 5:00pm. You can call us on 01293 279229, email us at: holidayswim@waterbabies.co.uk or text us on 07513423576. If you reach the answer phone please leave us a message so we know you called, we will happily return your call.
 
If you want to stay up to date on our latest news and offers, why not like our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/WaterBabiesSurreyEast/ or come and join our fun and friendly group for advice, competitions and more - https://www.facebook.com/groups/WaterBabiesSurreyEastCrawleyParentsCarers/
 
+++ SHORT COURSES+++
 
We will be running 3 shorter Chapter 1 classes starting June. These are extra special as we are running a double discount! Contact us to find out more. Classes will be Tuesday 4pm at Brooklands School Reigate, Thursdays 11am at Wray Common School Reigate or 1pm at Clifton Hill School in Caterham. 
 
TAKING BOOKINGS FOR CHAPTER 1 CLASSES NOW! 
 
We will be running the following Chapter 1 classes in the summer term: 
- Tuesdays 12.30 & 14.30 at Sherwood Park School, Wallington
- Wednesdays 10.00 & 11.30 (FULL) at Wray Common School, Reigate
- Wednesday 11.30 at Limpsfield Grange School, Oxted - FULL
- Thursday 09.30 at Wray Common School, Reigate
- Friday 10.00 at Clifton Hill School, Caterham - FULL
- Saturday 13.00 at Clifton Hill School, Caterham - FULL
- Saturday 09.30 at Wray Common School, Reigate - FULL
- Saturday 08.30 at Manor Green School, Crawley - FULL
 
If you haven't yet registered your details with us go to https://www.waterbabies.co.uk/contact/surrey-east-crawley and pop in your post code.
 
We swim babies from birth right up to 4 years of age!

Photo Shoot time!

Our next amazing under water photo shoot will be held in Crawley on Saturday 2nd June. More details to be released nearer the time!

Swimming and Vaccinations!

We are often asked if you need to wait until your baby has had their vaccinations before starting swimming lessons and with lots of conflicting information out there we thought we might be able to help!!
 
Here are Water Babies we follow the NHS guidelines when it comes to baby swimming and vaccinations. The high quality of the water required in public pools makes the likelihood of transmitting infections very unlikely; plus, the diseases against which your baby is inoculated can't be carried in chlorinated water anyway. So your baby is no more likely to pick up an infection whilst swimming than they are at a soft play or whilst you are out having coffee with friends! So the right time to start swimming really is 'any time'!
 

Getting in touch:

Tel: 01293 279 229
Email: holidayswim@waterbabies.co.uk