Welcome to Puddle Ducks Suffolk & Essex Border
Find out about baby swimming, toddler and pre-school swimming in and around Ipswich, Hadleigh, Felixstowe, Woodbridge and Colchester.
Swimming has always been a big part of my life as a child and now my own children are spending as much time in the water as they can. I have a great belief in the benefits of teaching children to swim. If you can swim, it opens the door to sailing, surfing, jet skiing, the list goes on! Swimming is a life skill that can also save lives. The sooner your little one gains confidence in the water, the easier the journey will be.
You may have never tried swimming with your baby or be a dab hand in the pool; please get in touch, we're sure you'll love our gentle, fun and nurturing classes, all designed to maximise your bonding experience.
With activities perfectly tailored to suit your child's age and confidence, our lessons are full of songs, rhymes, games and activities working towards your little one swimming independently, safely and happily, both above and under the water. That’s the Puddle Ducks’ difference.
Please get in touch if you would like to find out more - we would love to welcome you and your little one to our classes soon.
Puddle Ducks learning some valuable water safety skills swimming in their pyjamas!
Thank you so much to everyone who took part in our Pyjama Week and raised money for Ipswich Hospital Neonatal Unit.
From new born to swimmer - my swimming journey as a customer...
Its been a wonderful and memorable journey as a Puddle Ducks customer, read our journey here.
We are very excited to be running classes at Sports Direct in Colchester.
Bookings are now open for the Autumn term. Classes take place on Wednesday afternoons.
NHS details on immunisations & guidelines for baby swimming
We are often asked the question can my baby go swimming before they have had their 1st round of immunisations, well here is the low down from the NHS – the answer is yes!
The Daisy Foundation
The Daisy Foundation believes that every mum and baby should have a solid foundation of support, access to unbiased education, an unconditionally supportive community and a continuity of care which will support you and nurture your confidence from pregnancy to parenthood. We provide a range of antenatal classes for women and their partners suitable from 14 weeks of pregnancy and baby classes suitable from birth until the pre-school years.
The NCT offer information and support in pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. They often run nearly new sales with some great bargains on offer.
One to One Midwives
One to One Midwives are a FREE service commissioned by the NHS. One to One believes that every woman has the right to choose the maternity care that she receives.