Welcome from Puddle Ducks West Kent & East Sussex!
Find out about baby and pre-school swimming classes in and around Brighton, Crowborough, East Grinstead, Hassocks, Haywards Heath, Hove, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Uckfield. You can even join a Puddle Ducks class before your baby is born with our Aquanatal lessons in Brighton and near Crowborough/Tunbridge Wells.
My passion for teaching babies and children to swim began when my youngest daughter Gracie May and I started attending classes when she was just 11 weeks old. From day one it became the highlight of our week; a special bonding time that surprisingly I enjoyed as much as her! As a child I was initially not a strong swimmer and I had an alarming experience, nearly drowning having fallen into a pool well out of my depth. From that moment on I resolved to improve my own ability in the water and I never looked back; now I am lucky enough to be teaching other children to swim.
Every Puddle Ducks lesson has been carefully devised to fit your child’s developmental stage with lots of songs, games and activities geared toward getting your little one to swim independently, safely and happily, both above and under the water. Most of all, each class is a lot of fun! We recognise that every child is different and learns to swim at their own pace. We are the only swim school that delivers tailored activities in lessons designed to grow with each child…that’s the Puddle Ducks difference!
Our Aquanatal programme is also fantastic for mums-to-be, offering a lovely combination of safe, yet challenging exercise, muscle strengthening, relaxation and breathing. There are two elements to the lessons – exercises to ensure that you stay fit and healthy and relaxation time. You can be confident in the knowledge that our classes are taught by fully qualified Aquacise, Aquanatal and Ante-natal swimming teachers.
My wife Lindsay and I run the business with the help of our friendly and hardworking team and we aim to give you the best possible service both in the water and through our efficient administration; as well as our intensive Puddle Ducks training, our teachers are fully STA qualified and all our staff are DBS checked so that you know that you and your child are in the very safest hands.
Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about your local Aquanatal or Baby and Pre-school swimming classes. Our office is manned every day except Saturday – Holly, Lindsay, Louisa and Rachel are here to answer all your questions!
We look forward to welcoming you to one of our classes soon.
Clive and Lindsay
NCT Tunbridge Wells and District branch
For the second year in a row, NCT Tunbridge Wells and District branch is proudly sponsored by Puddle Ducks West Kent and East Sussex (baby and pre-school swim school).
For decades the Branch has been supporting parents and parents-to-be across the area with the highs and lows of family life. Whether you’re expecting your first, are new parents or you are adding more to your family - the groups, courses and events offer the information, networks and support to make life with little (and bigger!) ones that bit easier.
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Many of our customers have been talking to us about Hartbeeps and several of our staff now also attend regularly. Gracie really enjoyed attending a class in Sevenoaks so we thought we'd let you all know a bit more about these fab classes!
Hartbeeps puts your child at the heart of magical, musical adventures. They offer original and fun developmental baby classes, toddler classes and pre-school classes, as well as educational sessions, pregnancy classes, stay & play with baby discos and children's parties.
All of the classes are set to a soundtrack of original songs, remixed nursery rhymes and lullabies.
Whipper Snippers is more than a hairdressers, it’s an experience! This children-only hairdressing salon in Tunbridge Wells caters for all children from babies’ first cuts to teens. They offer PlayStation 4 seating and children’s themed seating with DVDs to keep your little ones happy while they tend to their locks.
With a soft play area for siblings to occupy themselves and coffee, tea and comfy seating for parents, Whipper Snippers is perfect for trims, full cuts, hair ups and pamper parties.
To book call 01892 528318 or 07925 198244
The Daisy Foundation
Lucy Newman offers Active Antenatal Classes for mums-to-be, Birthing Couples Workshops and Baby Massage and Baby Yoga Classes in Crowborough, Uckfield and the surrounding area.
Daisy classes are all about you! Unbiased information, calming tips, breathing, relaxation and time to focus on what is important for you, your baby and your birth. Daisy Parent and Daisy Baby classes continue these themes, supporting you throughout your parenting journey.
Lucy’s classes are friendly, supportive and welcoming, with lots of opportunity to make local friends.
Free trials available for Puddle Ducks customers – contact Lucy for details:
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Buddha Buddies classes are carefully broken down into age groups with activities expertly tailored to appropriate skill sets. All classes include innovative use of props such as eye pillows, cuddly animals, bath toys and natural materials such as acorns and feathers.
For mums and dads, babies or toddlers yoga can help dramatically improve your physical and mental wellbeing. The sessions provide you with the tools to take the movements and ideas home, outside, the beach, the park – anywhere you can stretch those bodies!
10% discount for Puddle Ducks customers: quote “PUDDLE DUCKS” when booking.
01732 490736 / firstname.lastname@example.org
LoveLocal card - Sevenoaks
An annual membership card for the Sevenoaks area which gives you spectacular savings in more than 100 local shops, restaurants and businesses (plus children’s activities and classes) with more being added all the time!
It costs just £20 for 12 months and gives you 100s of pounds off meals out, services, purchases and more – just show it at the till or quote your membership number when booking a class for great savings. A list of where you can use your card is available on their website.
Puddle Ducks are delighted to offer discounts to new customers through the LoveLocal Card!
If you are having a baby and have no idea what to do when you get the baby home, then this is the antenatal course for you. Parentskool’s crash course in having a baby helps you understand everything from nappies to neuroscience, with practical group classes that give you confidence and prepare you for the reality of becoming a parent!
Everything you will wish you had known about having a baby in 8 hours of antenatal classes in your area so you can meet others, get local support and learn practical baby care skills like swaddling, sleeping and crying, changing nappies, breastfeeding and bottle-feeding and washing as well as buggies, car seats, slings and more.
Wear ‘m Out
Wear 'm Out has two large play centres in Kent (in Maidstone and Tonbridge). They are for children up to the age of 12 (inclusive) with a maximum height restriction of 1.6m. There are special areas for children up to the age of four and huge play frames and slides for children 5-12 years of age. They have a strict policy on not having coin operated machines or any activities that simulate shooting in out play centres. The cleanliness of their play areas is a high priority.
The play centres are designed for fun with child safety always the highest priority. They also offer evenings for children with special needs.
BirthPlus Antenatal Courses
Friendly BirthPlus antenatal classes will give you contemporary, evidence-based and local background information on which to underpin all your important birth choices. BirthPlus run local classes for parents-to-be in Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and Uckfield.
Preparation for the big event is a valuable investment. The time you spend with their midwives at good quality antenatal classes will not only brace you for the experience of a lifetime up ahead but also bring you together with other expectant couples in an easy-going sociable gathering. The friends you will make in your classes can last a life time and the peer support you will get from one another can be immeasurable.
BABY EXPLORERS and TODDLER EXPLORERS are great opportunities to explore your baby’s new world together through touch, sound, vision, taste and smell... all in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment.
It’s amazing how quickly your baby changes in their first year and it’s fascinating to watch them become extremely curious toddlers, achieving different milestones week after week. Sessions employ a myriad of different sensory toys, props and objects to stimulate all your baby's senses.
Baby Explorers are passionate about offering new parents a chance to interact with their babies and to capture their imaginations, while providing a place for both parents and babies to make new friends.
We are really pleased to be involved with KalliKids - a fantastic resource for families with the reassuring back up of a vigorous accreditation for local services and activities. We have received some lovely reviews from our customers - thank you!
KalliKids is an essential and completely free tool for families who are looking for family activities, whether that is music, sports coaching, tuition, entertainment or simply when you are looking for inspiration.
Bowles Activity Centre
Bowles is a centre of excellence for outdoor and experiential learning in the South East of England which provides a unique and inspirational setting for any day out, birthday celebration, team development or school trip.
Set in stunning countryside on the Kent and Sussex border, Bowles provides a unique and inspirational learning environment set alongside a spectacular natural sandstone crag. It combines a high quality residential centre with excellent outdoor adventurous activity facilities including an outdoor floodlit dry ski slope, ropes courses and indoor heated swimming pool.
Bowles is the perfect place to try out exciting new activities –you can learn to ski, snowboard, sledge, canoe or rock climb.
Fosse Bank School
Fosse Bank is an independent school for children aged three to eleven. Children at this school come from Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge Kings Hill and many of the pretty villages in between.
Being a relatively small school, staff know the children exceptionally well and cater for individual requirements, both academic and pastoral. They delight in having children who are confident and independent and keen to learn.
Staff work with parents right the way through school and as pupils reach the upper years the school ensures the best outcome for each child as they prepare for senior schools.
Recre8 Tonbridge has a comprehensive range of leisure, sporting, creative and educational courses on offer for babies and toddlers (Recre8 Tots) right through to older children (Recre8).
Puddle Ducks are proud to be part of the Recre8 Tots programme with our swimming classes at the Tonbridge School Centre.
"We offer term time and holiday courses in a variety of activities in swimming, dance, climbing, cricket, tennis and much more. There's something for everyone" says Mike Bazell the Recre8 Manager.