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Carolyn Sharpe runs Puddle Ducks in the North East of England, providing:
● Baby and pre-school swimming classes for children
● Lessons for toddlers/pre-school children
● Swim Academy classes for school-aged children
● Aquanatal classes for mums-to-be
Please get in touch with Carolyn if you would like to find out more.
Telephone: 01661 824191
Office open Monday to Friday 9.30am–3pm and Saturday 8am-12pm
Swimming has always been a big part of my life, having been a competitive swimmer myself as a child, and working as a lifeguard when I was a teenager. After working for many years as an accountant, owning a Puddle Ducks franchise was the perfect career change for me, and I am so proud to be able to bring these amazing classes to the North East! – Carolyn Sharpe
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 ten 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 classes
We look forward to welcoming you into the Puddle Ducks family very soon!
Brunton Babies & Toddlers
Lovely play group in Gosforth which Puddle Ducks visit every term. Quarterly nearly new sales are also held where you can grab yourself a bargain or sell your pre-loved baby items.
The Birth & Baby Network
Puddle Ducks North East are proud to be part of the Birth & Baby Network which provides the best possible services, support & information for local parents.
Newcastle Pregnancy & Baby Centre
The Newcastle Pregnancy & Baby Centre provides a huge range of services for pregnancy & the early days of parenthood. You will often find the Puddle Ducks team at their coffee mornings!
Jittabugs Tyne & Wear
A One Stop Shop for Baby and Pre School Activities and Dance Classes. Jittabugs offers lots of varied programs so there is something to suit everyone.
Jittabugs main aim in all programs is to 'Build Confidence' and have 'Fun'.
Jittabugs love to Move & Groove, Jump & Jive, Jiggle and a Wiggle and a Tip Tap Toes, Come on Join the Boogie, Just give it a Go!!!
We are great supporters of the National Childbirth Trust here and Puddle Ducks. We are also the proud sponsors of the Durham NCT branch nearly new sales!
Photography for Little People
The very lovely Jo is a photographer specialising in newborn and family photography. She is also a Mum of four little ones who are her inspiration!
Kids 1st Nurseries aim to provide the highest quality childcare across the North East of England.
With purpose-built nurseries, fully trained staff, outstanding Ofsted reports, secure door entry systems and fresh, homemade food, we provide a childcare environment that is safe, exciting and nurturing, to ensure that your children receive the best possible start in life.
With locations in Newcastle, North Shields, Hexham, Longbenton, Ashington, Durham, Billingham, Gateshead, Stockton, Sunderland and Darlington there is sure to be a Kids 1st Nursery near you!