We enjoyed a glittering day at the prestigious What’s On 4 awards on Tuesday when we pretty much swept the board in the categories we were nominated in!
We were crowned ‘Best Franchised/Licensed Pre-Schooler Activity’, and were Highly Commended in the Best Franchised/Licensed Baby & Toddler Activity category; while our fab Splash Mirror was voted the Best Product Supporting Children’s Activities at Home.
The lovely Debbie Kelso, who’s a Water Babies teacher in Edinburgh, was voted Most Outstanding Activity Leader for the Under 5s regionally; and the equally lovely Bex Quinn, who teaches for Water Babies Bristol, Bath and Weston-Super-Mare, was a finalist in the West & Wales region.
Our Managing Director, Steve Franks, was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award: an award that’s given to “an individual with significant service history within the sector and who goes above and beyond to promote and advance the industry at the very highest levels, both in the UK and overseas.” He was also Highly Commended in the Industry Champion of the Year awards.
And as if all that wasn’t enough excitement, our sister company, WaterBumps, was voted Best Pre/Post Natal Activity or Parenting Education Class.
We’re so very, very proud of the wider Water Babies and WaterBumps team, and teachers like Debbie and Bex, who make us the trusted go-to providers for parents, parents-to-be and carers.
And, of course, we’re especially proud of Steve.
So we’d like to say a big, splashy ‘thank you’ to all our mums, dads and carers who took the time to vote for us – because without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today.