Water Babies Tyne and Wear and Northumberland

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 acrossTyne & Wear and Northumberland are run by Claire Bolingbroke who, after first bringing her daughter Lily to classes in Leeds, found she loved it so much that she switched from being a quietly-spoken clerk of the courts to becoming a vibrant host of high energy baby-swimming classes. But after all those years of whispering at work, her training did need to include shouting lesson plans over a busy main road to help pump up the volume!

In September 2005, Claire returned to her roots to set up Water Babies in Newcastle. We love the way she told us at the start, very firmly, that she never wanted to teach more than 300 babies. And now she teaches around 900!

The wonderfully enthusiastic Hilary & Kendel are the friendly voices in the office, while a team of highly qualified teachers – Sally, Lynn, Lynette, Clair, Kendel, Michelle M, Michelle K 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 (Tyne & Wear), or join their Facebook Group where you'll find a warm welcome waiting for you.

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Loved By Parents Awards

Our Baby Bath time book has won Gold in both the Best Bath Time Proudict and Best Baby Book in the Loved By Parents Awards, you can purchase one of bath books via the office or via the website for £5.99 plus postage


Term Dates

The Autumn Term runs from W/C 3rd September 2018 - W/C 12th November 2018 excluding W/C 22nd October 2018 with the exception of the Boldon Dive centre who are off the 7th October and in on the 28th October.

Winter Term runs from W/C 19th November 2018 - W/C 4th February 2018 excluding 24th December 2018 - 7th January 2019

Double Nappy System

All babies and children regardless of age must use the Double Nappy System, this means they must wear a swim nappy either disposable or reusable and then a Happy Nappy on the top. This is a speaclist nappy with cuffs and around the waist and legs over the top this means that we can do our best to prevent "accidents" in the pool.

Happy Nappies are designed to be a snug fit so don't buy a larger size for room to grow as this it will offer no protection and could result in cancelled classes!

Babies and Toddlers Over 12 Months

Normally babies start with us under the age of 12 months but this doesn't mean you can't start with us later!

We teach across the Tyne and Wear region 7 days a week and can often accommodate older babies/toddlers up to the age of 3.5 in Chapters 3-17. We would offer you a free taster session first to ensure that the chapter booked was the correct chapter and meets the needs of your little one before commiting to booking for the full 10 weeks.

If you are intrested in findoing out more just click on the link Pencil Me or email the office on readybubbles@waterbabies.co.uk or you can even call us on 01207 529 244

Come and Join Us

Come and join us over on our Facebook Page where we would love for you to join in with our little chats and share stories and pictures with us.