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Upcoming Holiday Dates (inclusive):

Summer holidays: Monday 24th July - Monday 4th September

Autumn Half Term: Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October AND Saturday 4th November

Christmas Break: Monday 18th December to Sunday 7th January

Spring half term: Monday 19th to Sunday 25th February

Easter break: Friday 30th March to Sunday 15th April 

All timetables are correct at time of publishing. Any changes to your class times will be communicated to you by your local office either by phone or email.




Meet the Teachers at Stanley School

  • Nicky


    (Thursdays in the Hydro Pool)

    I was hooked from the first time I took my niece Poppy to her Puddle Duck lesson. Seeing her having so much fun in the water was fantastic, and watching her gain in confidence and skill brought home the importance of being able to swim at an early age.

    Loving the lessons so much I gradually gave up my role as a secondary school teacher and grabbed at the opportunity to train as a Puddle Ducks Teacher. I have always loved swimming myself and being able to pass on this enthusiasm to our customers gives me great pleasure.

    I hope my lessons will be informative, lively and above all - Fun. I always have a huge smile on my face, and love getting to know each and everyone of my customers, both children and parents. It makes me so proud to see the children I teach progress and become amazing confident swimmers, as well as supporting the more hesitant children overcome any fears they may have.

    I look forward to meeting you in the pool.

  • Paula


    (Mondays in the Hydro Pool)

    Paula discovered the wonderful world of Puddle Ducks when her daughter was just 8 weeks old. She joined our South Cheshire franchise firstly as a Poolside Assistant, and then trained to be a teacher. We were lucky to have her transfer to our Chester and Wirral team in 2017.

    She now swims in our classes with her three children each week (with the addition of her twin boys) as well teaching them, so there isn't a lot she hasn't experienced within Puddle Ducks.

    Paula has a wicked sense of humour, so you'll have a lot of fun in her classes. Her extensive experience as a Puddle Ducks mummy and teacher will mean your child always progresses each week

  • Catherine


    (Saturdays in the Main Pool)

    I've always loved swimming, growing up it was a huge part of my life, I swam competitively for my county and for fun with my family.  

    When we had our first child it was important we got him swimming as soon as we could. We wanted him to learn water safety skills whilst having as much fun as possible. That's when I fell in love in Puddle Ducks... our teacher was fantastic, she was enthusiastic, passionate and very patient and understanding with the babies and parents. I was already having serious doubts about wanting to return to my job in finance. My outlook on life changed dramatically when I became a mum and I longed for a job that I could love doing, I haven't looked back since!  

    I've been teaching just over 6 years now. During that time I've qualified to teach our Aqua natal, Baby and Pre-school, Swim Academy and Elite programmes. I love that fact that at Puddle Ducks we offer a complete swimming journey. Puddle Ducks has also given me opportunities to progress. I've been fortunate to be appointed Senior Teacher and Technical Manager within our franchise. It's an incredibly fun and rewarding job to have and I feel privileged to be part of such an amazing journey with my customers. 

     All 3 on my children love their Puddle Ducks lessons, it's the highlight of their week! I love that they are as passionate about swimming as I am!