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All you need to know - Barnt Green   

Kennington House, Aqueduct Lane, Barnt Green, B48 7BS

We can't wait to welcome you to Puddle Ducks at Barnt Green - in the meantime, here's some information that we hope you find useful. Have a splashtastic time!

If you are attending our Barnt Green pool for the first time or it is not your regular pool, please read the document linked below:

Changing Room and Car Parking Rota

Please continue to wash your hands before entering the pool area. Hand Sanitizer is available at this venue.

Face Coverings: We will continue to encourage the use of Face Coverings for adults at the pools, for everyone’s safety. The government in England produced guidance from 10th December 2021 stating: 'In indoor settings where a face covering is not legally required, you should still continue to wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.' Face coverings should not be worn in the pool itself.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Access: Unfortunately, spectators will not be allowed at Barnt Green, the practical layout and very small space poolside means we have decided to maintain a no-spectators policy to keep everyone as safe as possible.

We will however allow School aged children (aged 5+) to sit poolside on a towel should they need to attend. We must stress that any children sitting poolside must be responsible enough to remain sat and will remain the responsibility of the parent/carer in the pool. This will mean that the parent/carer may need to exit to pool if required. Any children sat poolside should be dressed for a warm poolside environment. 

If you require assistance due to a disability (either your own disability or your child’s), then you are able to bring a spectator to help as necessary.

Arriving swim-ready – what does that mean?

You and your child should arrive swim-ready at the venue i.e. with your swimming costume/trunks/swim nappy on underneath your clothes.

We appreciate that those children still in nappies might need a nappy change just before their lessons. Ideally this can be done in the car before entering the building but if not, please take a change mat to the poolside with you and make sure you have nappy bags and another bag in which to put the nappy bag to ensure there is no waste left visible at poolside.

Please bring only the essentials (keeping valuables to a minimum) and one bag to put everything in  and we ask this is hung up and pushed under the benches not left on the bench.

We advise that you all bring a change mat that can be rolled up and placed in your bag, especially those of you who have little ones who would normally use a change table or a bench.

Arrival Time: Please arrive no more then 10 minutes before the start of your lesson and leave the changing rooms within 15 minutes of your lessons finishing, this will enable our staff time to clean the changing rooms in between our lessons.

Parking: Parking is at the front and side of the private property. Customers will be allocated a particular area to park, depending on class time. If you are bringing children to two different classes, please park at the front of the house. Please do not park in the lane at the front of the house. There is, however, additional space to park on the lane if you turn left out of the driveway (there is a pull in on the left hand side by the care home).

If parking in front of the garages please pull up right to the car in front of you and block that car in, all cars should be in the same class and will be leaving at the same time.

(The link for the car parking rota is above)

Changing rooms: There are 2 separate entrance / changing areas and these are alternated for each class, please click on the link above to take you to the rota and pool plan to see which entrance / changing area the class you are attending uses.  

Exclusivity: Puddle Ducks have exclusive use during hire times.

Poolside Assistant: There is a Puddle Ducks poolside assistant present.

Technical information:

  • Pool Temp: 32 - 34oC
  • Pool Dimensions: 12m x 6m
  • Depth: 1.3m graduating to 1.4m. Any accompanying parent or carer under 5’2” (1.55m approx) should stay at the shallower end by the steps and may prefer to try the depth of this pool for comfort before committing to a course.
  • Max Preschool Class Ratios: 8 children/adult pairs:1 teacher depending on the class programme

Other:

A well-fitting neoprene swim nappy must be worn with a disposable swim nappy or one of our environmentally friendly nappy wraps and liners underneath if your child is in Floaties, Splashers or Kickers and in other programmes if they are not potty/toilet trained.


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