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Ashdown Primary School

Upcoming Holiday Dates at Ashdown Primary, Crowborough (inclusive):

Sunday 7th April 2019 - Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Saturday 25th May 2019 – Friday 31st May 2019

All timetables are correct at time of publishing. Any changes to your class times will be communicated to you by your local office either by phone or email.

Please note all new bookings require payment for 8 classes upfront

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Meet the Teachers at Ashdown Primary School

  • Janina

    Janina

    Wednesdays

    I have always loved to swim, I just love the feeling of being in the water. I started both my boys swimming when they were 12 weeks old and found it to be a beautiful experience (they are 2 and 4 now and both adore the water too). I started with Puddle Ducks as a Poolside Assistant and then went on to do my teacher training the first chance I could. It’s an amazing job on so many levels; seeing the babies relaxing in the water for the first time with their carers, to seeing Dippers achieve fully independent swims is just so fulfilling. I also love the fact that we not only teach children swimming techniques but also how to keep themselves safe in the water – I am so lucky to be able to do a job I love that also allows me so much time with my family.

  • Laura

    Laura

    Saturdays

    I have always loved being in and around water, as a young child I loved collecting pennies from the bottom of the pool that my Dad used to throw in.

    After being spotted aged 8 by a diving coach throwing myself into the pool in a somersault at the local leisure center I was asked to join the local diving team. This soon led to County and National teams where I won National medals and a couple of National titles.

    At the age of 16 it was time to choose between my two loves - diving and musical theatre, I chose the latter and went on to train at London Studio Centre and perform in many shows.

    After my daughter was born I knew I wanted her to have the same confidence, respect and love of the water that I have. A friend of mine recommended Puddle Ducks and I have not looked back!

    I instantly fell in love with the whole concept and I knew I had to be a part of it. I count myself so lucky to be able to do a job that I love, find so rewarding and teaches an invaluable life skill.

    Oh and it is now my daughter that loves surface diving for pennies (well, rings!) from the bottom of the pool. The only difference is that she is only aged three and a half!

    I'll look forward to seeing you soon x

  • Sarah

    Sarah

    Thursdays

    My first insight to baby swimming classes was when I took my then 4 month old son to his weekly classes. It was the highlight of our week and a lovely bonding time as well as teaching him a life skill.

    Having previously been a Legal Advisor, I decided to change careers and do something I really care about. I've been teaching swimming to all ages from babies to pensioners since 2012 and I love it.

    I joined Puddle Ducks in 2013 and after witnessing the classes I quickly became a customer. The classes are fun and energetic whilst teaching life preservation skills and my kids love it. I was especially impressed with the focus on teaching the children as individuals as well as within the group and giving each child the appropriate progression.

    It's such a rewarding job whether it's watching a baby enjoying the freedom water provides before they can even crawl or seeing the pride of a preschooler achieve their 5m badge.

    I look forward to teaching you and your little one in a class soon.