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Woodhey House Hotel

Upcoming Holiday Dates: 2020

February half term – 1 week break : Monday 17th February to Sunday 23rd February inclusive

Easter holidays - Monday 6th April to Sunday 19th April inclusive

May bank holiday – Fri 8th May

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.

Please note all new bookings require payment for 10 classes upfront







Meet the Teachers at The Woodhey House Hotel

  • Helen


    Baby & Pre-School (Wednesday and Friday Classes)

    Swimming has always been a part of my life, completing my first length of a pool at three years old and being part of a Club for most of my childhood.

    I started helping with swimming lessons at age 14 and qualified as a teacher as soon as I could at 16.

    I have always enjoyed teaching and still find it so much fun. Every lesson is different and that's one of the things I love about Puddle Ducks classes! You just never know what you will face in terms of challenges each week.

    Swimming is such an important skill to have. Not only is it a huge safety skill, it can lead to enjoyment in many other water-based activities.

    My lessons are full of fun for both children and adults. Listening to each child, learning and progressing at their own pace, and ensuring enjoyment throughout are all important aspects to a memorable & exciting swimming journey.

    Come & join me, I can't wait to share my wealth of experience with you. x

  • Donna


    Baby & Pre-School (Monday and Tuesday Classes)

    I've always enjoyed being in the water since I was little, so when I had my first son the idea of joining swim classes with my friends was fab! 

    My second son arrived soon after and also started lessons, I loved swimming with them and both Joel & Rhys continue to swim in our Swim Academy classes today. 

    When an opportunity to work with Puddle Ducks in the water was presented I jumped at the chance!!!

    I love seeing the children progress and really taking on board everything they have learnt. 

    I like to have fun and feel this is key to developing confident, happy and engaged children in the water.  From that we can show children how to be safe in and around the water, various different skills and develop their swimming technique all with added health benefits! 

    I love my job in the water and hope to share that enthusiasm with you! 

  • Kelly


    Saturday Swim Academy Teacher

    Kelly started teaching for us after starting classes with her baby son when he was just a few weeks old. Having always worked with children as a nursery nurse, Puddle Ducks was the natural choice to be able to balance family life with a job that she loved.

    Her classes are lively and fun and Kelly is extremely diligent about understanding the progressions for each individual child to ensure they learn confidence in the water as quickly as possible.

    Outside of work, Kelly looks after her two children (and her husband), with family time being the most important thing to her. Kelly also loves shopping, eating, running and holidays - especially camping and she is a soap opera addict!

  • Sophie


    Saturday & Sunday Swim Academy Teacher

    Sophie is our Swim Academy Teacher at the Woodhey House Hotel.  With a great background in swimming instructing, lifeguarding and dance teaching... Sophie is a dab hand at our pools!

    Currently in university studying Dance - Sophie loves performing on stage, choreography and supporting all our little Puddle Ducks at their swimming lessons whilst making sure the parents are well cared for too!

  • Jo

    Weekday Poolside Assistant

  • Catherine


    Swim Academy - Sunday

    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 with 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 8 years now. During that time I've qualified to teach our Aquanatal, Baby and Pre-school, Swim Academy and Elite programmes. I love the 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 of my children loved their Puddle Ducks lessons, it was the highlight of their week and I love that they are as passionate about swimming as I am! 

  • Melanie


    Baby & Pre-School (Sunday)

    French Canadian, Melanie emigrated to the UK with her family and has been enjoying her Puddle Ducks Baby and Pre-School and Swim Academy lessons with her children for the last 2 years. 

    A keen swimmer herself, with a doctorate in immunology, Dr. Melanie is one smart lady! Melanie passed the Puddle Ducks assessments with 100% in every level... which is seriously impressive and almost unheard of! So we are incredibly proud to have Melanie on our team doing such a fabulous job teaching our little Puddle Ducks to be the best swimmers that they can possibly be each and every week.

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