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Meet our Doncaster and South Humberside Puddle Ducks Team...

  • Nicola Codd

    Nicola Codd

    Franchise Owner

    I launched Puddle Ducks baby and pre school swimming classes in Doncaster and South Humberside in 2014 and since then I have had the pleasure of teaching hundreds of babies and children. 

    I really do believe that there is no greater skill you can teach your child. I began taking my son Chester to swimming classes when he was five months old and I saw the benefits to both myself and him. His confidence grew and I adored being in the water with him, watching his skills develop. 

    I introduced my second son Seb, to Puddle Ducks when he was approximately a year old and he loved it, he blossomed and I could already see the benefits after just a few lessons.

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    As well as teaching valuable water safety skills, our classes are fun too and I love seeing your little ones progress.  



  • Tina Cawood

    Tina Cawood

    Office Manager

    I joined Puddle Ducks as a customer when my little boy was 5 months old (he is 2 and a half years now) and loved the classes and the whole ethos of Puddle Ducks, especially how they teach babies/children such an important life skill. When an opportunity came up to work for Puddle Ducks I immediately jumped at the chance to join the team.

    My role as the Office Manager is mainly focused on customer service, dealing with new enquiries, bookings, queries and above all ensuring our customers are getting the best experience from swimming with Puddle Ducks!

    When not working I enjoy spending time with my two favourite boys (My husband and son) and our two dogs, as well as socialising with family and friends - with an occasional glass of prosecco thrown in for good measure!!

  • Becky Kane

    Becky Kane

    Office Administrator

  • Kat Parkin

    Kat Parkin

    Kat works in our office looking after our customers!

  • Emily Mellor

    Emily Mellor

    Marketing Manager

    I joined Puddle Ducks swimming lessons at Rossington Hall during the Covid-19 Pandemic with my newborn baby, Amelia. 

    I was so impressed with how knowledgeable and friendly our teacher (Sarah Priestley) was, and overall how I was treated as a customer of Puddle Ducks, that when I saw a Marketing position become available (which is my area of expertise) I jumped at the chance to join the team! 

  • Sarah Priestley

    Sarah Priestley

    Senior Teacher

    Sarah teaches at Rossington Hall and Dinnington. I joined Puddle Ducks as a Poolside Assistant in October 2016, but decided to take the 'plunge' and train to become a teacher. I qualified and began teaching classes at Heatherwood School, DW Fitness Selby and Aegir School in 2018 and I love it! The best part of my job is seeing the children I teach gain confidence in the water and progress to safe and happy swimmers. 

    It's just the best job in the world. Getting to meet lots of parents and their gorgeous babies. Watching them bond whilst learning such an important life skill. Watching them turn into happy confident swimmers who have a respect for the water.  I smile all the way there, I smile while I'm there, I smile all the way home.

    A mum of two myself, the whole family love swimming and generally having fun in the water. We love to spend time at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and being outdoors - I have three dogs (and five tortoises!).  I also love gardening when I have the time. 

  • Amy Smith

    Amy Smith

    Baby & Pre-School Teacher

    Teaching since June 2019, you can currently swim with Amy at Rossington Hall.

    Each programme within Puddle Ducks is a pleasure to teach for very different reasons. Being baby’s first swimming teacher and nurturing the bond between parent and baby in Floaties is precious, but supporting these children through to reaching their independent swims in Dippers is just joyful and so rewarding for the swimmer, as well as the parent and teacher. I feel so proud to call this my job and can’t wait to see our Puddle Ducks becoming beautiful, confident swimmers.

    Taking my little girl, Iris, swimming when she was a baby was the highlight of my week and I call the mummies I met along the way my best friends. I love the arts, food, dance, theatre, cats, cheese, curry and ultimately doing the everyday things - being with my family and friends, enjoying day trips and watching too much TV!

  • Ellie-Mae Priestley

    Ellie-Mae Priestley

    Baby & Pre-School Teacher

    Ellie-May is one of our newest Baby & Pre School Teachers!

    You will find Ellie at Aegir Community School, Heatherwood School, and Super Swimmers of Dinnington.

  • Melody Bradley - Wrenn

    Melody Bradley - Wrenn

    Swim Academy Teacher

    You will find Melody at the Oasis Health Club!

  • Amy Jobling

    Amy Jobling

    Baby & Pre-School Swim Teacher

    Amy qualifed as a BPS Swim Teacher in November 2022. Teaching at Epworth - Amy brings a fun, energetic atmosphere to each lesson she teaches!

  • Jo Childs

    Jo Childs

    Swim Academy Teacher

    Find Jo, a Swim Academy teacher at Willow Lodge, Bubwith!

  • Kelly-Anne Brooks

    Kelly-Anne Brooks

    Kelly is one of our newest teachers and will be teaching baby and preschool classes at Dinnington and in Rotherham.

  • Laura Bamforth

    Laura Bamforth

    Laura is one of our Baby and Preschool AND Swim Academy teachers and you will find her at Bubwith Pool, Hall Cross Academy in Doncaster, Epworth Pool and Trent View College in Scunthorpe.

  • Emily Pollard

    Emily Pollard

    Emily is one of our Baby and Preschool teachers and you will find her at John Whitgift Academy and Oasis Health Club in Grimsby

  • Beth Bell

    Beth Bell

    Beth is one of our Baby and Preschool teachers and you will find her at Signhills Academy in Cleethorpes

  • Becky Brown

    Becky Brown

    Becky is one of our Swim Academy teachers and you will find her at Oasis Health Club in Grimsby

  • Karen Melin

    Karen Melin

    Poolside Assistant

    You'll find Karen at Oasis Health Club, John Whitgift Academy and Signhills Academy!

  • Julie Turnbull

    Julie Turnbull

    Poolside Assistant

    You'll see Julie at Treetops Cottages!

  • Darcey Powell

    Darcey Powell

    Poolside Assistant

    Find Darcey at Inspired Day Care on Saturdays and Rossington Hall on Sundays!

  • Edward Wadsworth

    Edward Wadsworth

    Poolside Assistant

    Find Edward at Epworth Pool!

  • Owen Ellis

    Owen Ellis

    Owen is our Poolside Assistant at Dinnington!

  • Sophie Anderson

    Sophie Anderson

    Sophie is our Poolside Assistant at Hall Cross Academy on Thursdays and Sundays and at Inspired Day Care on Saturdays

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