From 8 weeks old our baby swimming lessons focus on building a strong bond between parents and their little ones. We teach safe holds, ensuring a secure and comfortable experience in the water. The goal is to boost confidence in both the baby and the caregiver, creating a positive introduction to swimming. These lessons not only teach essential water safety but also nurture a sense of security and trust, laying the groundwork for a lifelong enjoyment of swimming.
In our toddler swimming lessons, we help little ones explore balance, encourage independence, and enjoy freedom in the water. Through fun activities, we build their confidence, fostering a love for water. Our focus on independence allows toddlers to take control of their movements, creating a positive and enjoyable swimming experience while developing essential skills.
Pre School Lessons
Our pre school swimming lessons teach independent swimming, strokes, and essential skills. Our teachers help children continue to improve confidence in the water while earning awards to celebrate their progress. We provide a structured and supportive environment to nurture a love for swimming and develop valuable aquatic skills.
After School Lessons
Our after-school swimming lessons are designed to create an optimal learning environment for children. By maintaining small class sizes and having more than one teacher present, we ensure that each child receives personalized attention and guidance. The warmth of the pool adds an extra layer of comfort, fostering a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere that boosts the children’s confidence as they take their swimming journey. In our after school swimming we follow the STA Octopus Awards.
Only at 3:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – Gemstone Pool East Hanningfield CM3 8BY
How We Teach
In our nurturing and playful setting, your baby can develop water confidence. We prioritise observing and responding to your baby’s cues, allowing them the independence to decide when to immerse themselves in the water.
We follow a holistic approach to teaching, and pride ourselves on having highly qualified teachers who attend regular ongoing training. Our classes are child lead and small enough to tailor activities to meet each child’s needs and stages of development.
Our instructors teach in the pool, allowing them to easily give that extra support when needed and better get to know your child.
From around 2 years of age, we implement the STAnley Awards which compliment our classes and incentivise children in their learning. At around age 3, children transition to a “Swimmers” class where they participate in lessons independently (without a caregiver).
Liz Raffell, the dedicated owner of Baby Nurture, has over 19 years of swimming teaching experience. Our teachers are fully qualified through awarding bodies such as; Birthlight, Swim England & STA, hold the Rescue Test for Teachers award from the Royal Life Saving Society and are DBS checked.
Start your child’s swimming journey at Baby Nurture today!