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  • 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'm now expecting my third baby and can't wait to introduce them to the pool. 

    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!!

  • 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

    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. 

  • Rachael Jennings

    Rachael Jennings

    Teacher

    I joined Puddle Ducks as a  baby and pre school swimming teacher in May 2019. I'm a trained Primary Teacher, Early Years Professional and Trained actress, plus I have taught baby and toddler massage -  I adore working with babies and children! Puddle Ducks combines everything I love doing! Focussing my time on the little ones and their parents - teaching them a life saving skill is beyond an honour. I love being part of the Puddle Ducks Team.

    I am Mummy myself to Nell, who has been swimming with Puddle Ducks since she was 3 weeks old. Outside of the pool, we love being out in nature - I regularly walk rescue greyhounds in Doncaster. I also love going out for meals and learning Mandarin. 

    Rachel is currently on maternity leave but will be returning to Epworth Pool and Kelford School from September 2021!

  • Amy Smith

    Amy Smith

    Teacher

    Teaching since June 2019, you can currently swim with Amy at Hilltop School.

    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!

  • Carol Dawson

    Carol Dawson

    Teacher

    I joined Puddle Ducks Doncaster as Poolside Assistant at Willow Lodge in Bubwith in June 2018. 

    Prior to this I was a Deputy Manager at a local pre-school, so i've lots of experience working with children. Not to mention being mum to two little girls too!

    The best bit of my job is watching the children become confident in the water. 

     

  • Rachel Clewes

    Rachel Clewes

    Teacher

    Rachel has been a Puddle Ducks teacher since 2016, but has had 10 years experience teaching infants how to swim.

     

    Rachel teaches at Austerfield Private Pool 

  • Jo Cullen

    Jo Cullen

    Swim Academy and Baby & Pre-School Teacher

    Jo teaches at Everlast Selby and Willow Lodge, Bubwith (including Swim Academy). Jo is a baby & pre-school teacher, completing training in December 2020!  

  • Sarah Payne

    Sarah Payne

    Teacher

    Sarah teaches our classes at Epworth Swimming Pool, Treetops Cottages, Oasis Health Club and John Whitgift Academy.

  • Alice Colling

    Alice Colling

    Teacher

    Alice teaches at Signhills Academy and is our most newly qualified baby and preschool teacher - as of July 2021!

  • Karen Melin

    Karen Melin

    Poolside Assistant

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

  • Lucy Sheard

    Lucy Sheard

    Poolside Assistant

    You'll see Lucy at Willow Lodge, Bubwith 

  • Joanne Schofield

    Joanne Schofield

    Poolside Assistant

    You'll see Joanne at Epworth Pool, Rossington Hall and Heatherwood and Kelford School 

  • Olivia Boundy

    Olivia Boundy

    Poolside Assistant

    You'll see Olivia at Rossington Hall 

  • Jade Lynch

    Jade Lynch

    Poolside Assistant

    You'll see Jade at Ravenfield Pool

  • McKenzie Fuller

    McKenzie Fuller

    Poolside Assistant

    You'll see McKenzie at Rossington Hall, Hilltop School and Epworth Swimming Pool

  • Julie Turnball

    Julie Turnball

    Poolside Assistant

    You'll see Julie at Treetops Cottages

  • Danielle Corn

    Danielle Corn

    Poolside Assistant

    You will find Danielle at the Signhills Academy!

  • Madison Rafferty

    Madison Rafferty

    Poolside Assistant

    You will find Madison at Austerfield Private Pool!

  • Melody Bradley - Wrenn

    Melody Bradley - Wrenn

    Poolside Assistant

    You will find Melody at the Signhills Academy!

  • Deonne Marsden

    Deonne Marsden

    Poolside Assistant

    You can find Deonne at Willow Lodge, Bubwith!


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