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Could You Teach Children to Swim on a Part Time Basis?

If you’re looking for fulfilling part time employment working with children and love the water, training to become a Puddle Ducks teacher could be just the opportunity for you. 

Baby swimming and Swim Academy teachers (5-10 years old) come from all walks of life and are bound together with a complete love of their job and shared experiences. It’s a fabulous job that still gives you plenty of valuable time to spend with your family and with an intensive training course, on the job training and a close knit team, Puddle Ducks teachers are the most highly trained in the industry.

Is becoming a Puddle Ducks teacher for you? 

Read on to find out more about becoming a Puddle Ducks swimming teacher If you: 

  • Love the water and working with children
  • Want to teach and share skills for life with youngsters 
  • Don’t want to commit to years of retraining 
  • Have the passion, commitment and a willingness to spend several hours in a swimming pool

Puddle Ducks West Berkshire is looking for reliable, enthusiastic and friendly people to become BPS Baby Pre- School and Swim Academy swimming teachers.. No previous experience is necessary as all training will be given before starting the role but you need to enjoy being in the water and able to swim. You will also need to have a confident and friendly personality, be a flexible team worker, as well as love working with children and be able to relate to our parents. Disclaimer - you may end up being surrounded by happy parents, babies and toddlers, giggles and smiles.

The recruitment process 

We will guide you through achieving your STA BPS qualification in swimming and you will shadow existing teachers in the pool to learn how we run Puddle Duck’s classes before swimming solo! 

Location & Hours

Following your training, you will deliver up to 16 hours of tailor made classes at pools in Reading, Bagshot and Yateley throughout the week and will be required to work at least one weekend session so you must have a car and full UK driving licence. This is a part time role that follows the school terms and holidays that would suit those looking for term time work that fits in around school hours. Hours are currently available on Thursdays, Saturday and Sunday. 


We offer highly competitive rates of pay and excellent career progression. No previous teaching or professional swimming experience is required as full training is provided. We are here to support you with your training at every step along the way.

Becoming a swimming teacher for Puddle Ducks takes hard work and commitment, but brings huge job satisfaction and fits in brilliantly around family life and other work commitments.

Find out more & apply 

To view more details about the role visit our recruitment page on our website here: and to apply or discuss the opportunity to join the Puddle Ducks West Berkshire team as a Pre-School and Swim Academy teacher please email: with your CV and covering letter or give Jacqueline a call on 01252 418250.

About Puddle Ducks West Berkshire

Puddle Ducks West Berkshire offers Baby & Pre-school swimming classes (from birth, through to toddlers and preschoolers) and Swim Academy classes for primary school children. Jacqueline Green and her team of highly qualified, expert teachers run classes in Reading, Yateley, Odiham, Bagshot, Frimley and West Berkshire and are passionate, professional, nurturing and loved by our swimmers. Swimming, taught by experts...that’s the Puddle Ducks Difference. 

You can join us at any time! Use our contact form to book your FREE trial class!


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