Click ‘Find a class!’ above and use your postcode or location to see all the antenatal classes and swimming lessons suitable for both you and your child in your area.
Jane Bozic runs Puddle Ducks in Dorset & West Hants, providing:
● Baby and pre-school swimming classes for children (0-4 years)
● Swim Academy classes for school-aged children (4-10 years)
● Aquanatal classes for mums-to-be
Find out about our classes in and around Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford, Wimborne, West Moors, Christchurch, New Milton and surrounding areas in Dorset and the New Forest.
Please get in touch with Jane if you would like to find out more.
Telephone: (01202) 674676
Office opens Monday to Friday 9.30am – 2.30pm
"My passion for baby and child swimming began when my eldest son Jack and I started attending lessons when he was just nine weeks old. From day one it became the highlight of our week, a special bonding time that surprisingly I enjoyed as much as him!
Thanks to the incredible Puddle Ducks programme, both of my children were able to swim at least 5m before they started school, but more importantly, they have a huge amount of respect for the water, absolutely LOVE swimming and can swim more gracefully and beautifully than most adults!
I am extremely proud to be part of the amazing and nationally recognised Puddle Ducks swimming programmes and to be bringing them to babies, pre-schoolers, primary school children and mums-to-be in Dorset & West Hants." Jane Bozic
Puddle Ducks Baby & Pre-school
Our Baby & Pre-school programme is a wonderful bonding experience. Progressive lesson plans instil a water confidence and a love of swimming whilst our nurturing teachers tailor activities to your child’s abilities and needs.
Taught in lovely warm pools with a maximum of nine children, our classes incorporate rhyme, music and movement based on extensive child development research. Our lessons are so well received that the children we teach can often swim over 10 metres before they start school.
Find out more about our Baby & Pre-School classes
Puddle Ducks Aquanatal
Our Aquanatal programme is fantastic for mums-to-be, offering the perfect combination of gentle exercise, muscle strengthening and relaxation.
Find out more about our Aquanatal classes.
Puddle Ducks Swim Academy
We also run classes for older children in our Swim Academy classes, so we will be with you throughout your whole journey from baby to independent swimmer and who knows, maybe a future Olympic champion.
Whether your child is coming from a pre-school class, or has never been in the water before, you can be sure that they will get the attention that they need as our activities are individually tailored to suit each child.
Find out more about our Swim Academy.
We look forward to welcoming you into the Puddle Ducks Dorset family very soon!
Dorsetmums was started by a local Mum who enjoyed discovering new places with her children and wanted to share what she had found with other local families.
Now, the Dorsetmums website lists toddler groups, pre school clubs and classes, places to go, upcoming children’s nearly new sales, first aid for babies/children, meetups, competitions and our blog which features our recommended family friendly places to go.
To keep up to date with local news and events please visit our facebook or twitter pages.
Families Online is brought to you by the team behind Emma’s Diary, but is managed on a local level by mums like Emma who runs Families Dorset. This enables us to provide you with lots of valuable local knowledge and information.
On the Families East Dorset website, you will find the latest local information, including everything from school term dates to reviews of local attractions, fantastic tips (such as holiday swimming tips from the lovely people at Puddle Ducks Dorset), listings for local events, local childcare, clubs and classes, local businesses and much, much more!
The best bit is you can add to our site too by adding your own events, business listings and rating local services and places to go.
Daisy First Aid - Christchurch and Poole
Daisy First Aid is a multi award winning business that provides baby/child first aid classes for you, your family and friends in the comfort of your own home.
During the classes you will learn and practice the approved techniques of St John Ambulance, British Red Cross and St Andrew’s First Aid.
The parent reassurance classes are intimate and are ideally suited to parents, grandparents and friends as well as postnatal and antenatal groups etc. Holding the classes in your home provides a fun and relaxed learning environment. Babies and children are welcome to attend so there is no need to worry about getting babysitters and if you need to feed, change or tend to your baby/child you won't miss anything.
Daisy First Aid also run monthly classes in several venues across the region.
babyballet® Bournemouth & Poole
Miss Claire teaches babyballet® a fun, award-winning, pre-school dance concept for girls and boys aged between 6 months and 6 years throughout Bournemouth & Poole.
babyballet dance classes allows babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment.
They offer 4 different syllabus': Tots (6-18 months), Tinies (18 months - 3 years), Movers (3-5 years) and Groovers (5-6 years) In these classes every child can build on their confidence and social skills, learning manners, discipline and respect while developing their basic ballet technique, coordination, musicality, rhythm, posture and balance.
Samantha Prewett Photography
Samantha Prewett Photography offers beautiful, natural, maternity, newborn and family photography across Dorset. Newborn sessions are a relaxing, calm experience with me here at my home in Poole. Your session is totally baby led and I work with your baby to produce some stunning natural images that you will treasure forever.
Family sessions are a fun experience and take place either at your home or at a beautiful outdoor location. Not coming to a studio means your family are more relaxed and this helps to produce some beautiful, natural images that you will enjoy forever.
The Daisy Foundation - Antenatal classes with Alex Fulton
Alex Fulton is amazing and can provide you with all the support and education you need from the moment you get that positive pregnancy test right through to your birth, and beyond to those first few precious years with your babies!
Sunflower Baby Massage
Emma is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage and set up Sunflower Baby Massage to offer a welcoming, warm and tranquil space for you to relax and spend quality quiet-time connecting and communicating with your baby through positive nurturing touch, whilst learning the ancient and traditional practice of Baby Massage.
You will learn a beautiful massage routine with your baby, which draws from Indian and Swedish massage traditions and incorporates principles from yoga and reflexology. This connection through positive nurturing touch is acknowledged to help parents gain a deeper understanding of their baby's communication, whilst also enhancing the bonding process, stimulating and strengthening their body systems, encouraging relaxation, calming and deeper sleep and providing relief from colic, wind and constipation.
Five-week courses across Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset ~ Suitable from birth to one year ~ Only parents massage their babies ~ Classes are small, adaptable and always baby-led.
Contact Emma for course dates and any further details
Precious Memories is run by Glenda, mum to two girls based in Lytchett Matravers, Poole. Offering unique and very personal Hand and Feet 3D Castings in various materials including Solid Bronze Lead Crystal Glass and Hallmarked Sterling Silver, 2D Impressions complimented with a photograph and Silver Fingerprint & Handprint Jewellery Keepsakes.
All products can be created from the day a baby is born to the age of 100 years plus – so it is never to late to have get a precious memory created.
Alexandra Parker teaches a range of Pilates classes to suit all abilities. She also teaches amazing Pre-natal classes from 12 week scan onwards, and Post-Natal classes from 6 weeks post birth or 12 weeks post C Section, where you can bring your newborn baby along to the sessions with you.
Paisley Pilates Prepare and Repair Ante and Post Natal exercise prescription Classes to educate the mind about your birthing body, learn how to work out with respect and regards to your bodies needs and challenges. Post-Natal respect your bodies birthing journey! Learn about key nutrition for healing, Breathing, Pelvic Floor and Abdominal integration exercises to regain strength and balance in your body.
Amba Teaches Yoga throughout Bournemouth.
Amba has 12 years experience, extensive qualifications, full insurance and a member of several professional bodies.
She is passionate about the beauty of yoga and its benefits for every-body. She teaches Pre and Post Natal Yoga as well as Baby Yoga.
Rock the Bump Belly Casting
Rock the Bump. Custom, artistic pregnant belly bump and belly bowl keepsake casts by Zoe. The best time to create a belly bump cast is from around 37 weeks. Don't miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate your beautiful bump. 'Baby's First Home' belly bowl casting and newborn photography packages available. One to One casting sessions at my studio in Boscombe or in the comfort of your own home (within a 20 mile radius of Bournemouth). Weekend and early evening weekday appointments available. Also available to attend Baby Showers and Blessingways.
Table Top Treasure
Table Top Treasure organises local sales & events for everyone to enjoy. Entry is £1 and under 15s are welcome to join us free of charge.
All sales and events are indoors, wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Although we cannot allow pets on site, guide and assistance dogs are welcome.
Visit our website or give us a call for more information and upcoming dates.
Little Treasures Sales - Good quality preloved, nearly new items for bumps, babies and beyond.
General Table Top Sales - Just like a car boot but with the comfort of being indoors
Craft Fairs - Unique handmade & crafted items for your home, garden or that special gift.
Special Events - These range from Fundraisers to Special Occasions, Job Fairs and more.
A home bra-fitting service specialising in maternity and nursing bras for women in Bournemouth and surrounding areas. Part of the bralady network. Offering a wide range of maternity and nursing bras from pregnancy and breastfeeding specialists Bravado bras, Emma Jane Maternity, Cake Lingerie, HOTmilk lingerie and Royce lingerie.
I am also available to offer my services to mums and mums-to-be attending local baby and breastfeeding groups in Bournemouth and surrounding areas.
Home/hospital visits available. For pregnant women and breastfeeding mums. No obligation to buy.