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Charlie Goodenough runs Puddle Ducks in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stonehouse and The Forest of Dean, providing:
● Baby and pre-school swimming classes for children
● Swim Academy classes for school-aged children
● Aquanatal classes for mums-to-be.
Please get in touch with Charlie if you would like to find out more.
Telephone: 01452 473073
Office open weekdays 9.30am – 2.30pm.
I started Puddle Ducks Gloucestershire in 2012 after initially being a Puddle Ducks customer and subsequently teaching for Puddle Ducks in Bristol. I’ve seen firsthand with my own children, the joy and confidence our lessons bring – Charlie Goodenough
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 eight 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 mummies-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 family very soon!
Sophie wins Teacher of the Term
Sophie wins Teacher of the Term, Autumn 2018. Local mum, Sarah, nominated Sophie after she helped her son overcome his nervousness of water.
Congratulations Emma, you are now qualified to teach our little Puddle Ducks.
Emma has passed all her exams and training and is now teaching babies and pre-schoolers in our Puddle Ducks swimming classes.
Summer prize draw winners are announced
Congratulations to the winners of our Summer prize draw. See who won our 9 prizes!
The Baby Journey
The Baby Journey was born after two midwives decided to set up the antenatal classes they wished they’d had.
Hannah and Jules are the proud parents of The Baby Journey, and are both working midwives with 20 years experience between them.
Both have young children which gives them a unique combination of midwife expertise, plus mummy insight (basically a pretty good idea of what it’s like from both sides of the fence).
The whole point of The Baby Journey is to bring to you what you need - as expecting and new parents. The team carried out thorough market research to ask real life parents of little babies, what it was they were after and wished they’d known. And so The Baby Journey was born, and is to this day, committed to delivering a comprehensive and tailored service to meet the real needs of new parents.
The NCT offer information and support during pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. They often run Nearly New Sales, with some great bargains on offer, and we enjoy attending many of their events accross Gloucestershire
Mothercare plc specialises in products for expectant mothers and in general merchandise for children up to 8 years old. We love attending their Expectant Parent Events in their Gloucester store.
DW Fitness Club in Gloucester offers a fantastic array of gym equipment, classes and a swimming pool with good value memberships. Members of DW Fitness receive 10% off Puddle Ducks classes.
Sports Direct offers up to the date gym equipment, excercise classes plus a 20m swimming pool. Membership is good value and Members at Sports Direct in Cheltenham receive 10% discount off our classes.
Juvenate Health & Leisure Clubs
For those looking for a smaller, more personal gym membership, Juvenate Health & Leisure Club is perfect for you. Members receive 10% off Puddle Ducks classes.
Hallmark Hotel Leisure Club, Gloucester
The Hallmark Hotel Leisure Club offers gym equipment, spa facilities, swimming pool and treatments. Members receive 10% discount on our prices
Honeybourne Gate, a development of 55 luxury retirement apartments in Cheltenham with flexible services that adapt to your needs.
HypnoBirthing antenatal classes teaching the Marie Mongan Method of hypnobirthing - providing a completely logical, full and comprehensive childbirth education programme. Marie Mongan is the guru of hypnobirthing and she invented the concept and her TRIED and TESTED techniques have been helping women all around the world for over 25 years birth their babies in comfort and calm. Discover how you can relax and stay calm throughout your birth and actually ENJOY it. Friendly group classes run by Kerrie, an experienced and affiliated and regulated HypnoBirthing Practitioner with the HypnoBirthing Institute and also a twice over HypnoBirthing mummy. Calma Birthing HypnoBirthing have also teamed up with Mothercare Gloucester and are holding FREE no obligation Taster Sessions at Mothercare Gloucester on the last Saturday of every month. So if you are curious to find out more get in touch with Kerrie to book a place. Text 07837 200 254, email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the logo to visit her website.