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Our Team

  • Lillie-May

    Lillie-May

    Role: Baby and Pre-School Teacher  

    How did your Puddle Ducks journey begin? It's always been a dream career for me and when I saw the vacancy I jumped at the opportunity 

    What do you love most of your job? I love the social aspect of the job and the development of the children is so rewarding

    What do you do on your days off? As a student you'll either find me studying or at the gym

    What's your favourite food? Scrambled eggs and beans on toast 

    Do you have any pets? Yes a little doggy called Lola

    Tell us something interesting about yourself: I used to swim competitively for Hull from the age of 8 to 18

    What's your favourite song or activity? ooh that's tough I love jelly on a plate, but then I like tug swimming and little harbor in Floaties/ Splashers because they have so much independence.

  • Kayleigh

    Kayleigh

    Role:  Baby and Pre-school, Swim Academy senior teacher and Aquanatal Teacher  

    How did your Puddle Ducks journey begin? It started as a customer, I brought my daughter for lessons 

    Tell us a memorable teaching moment: There's been so many, but recently I've had a little boy who never wanted to communicate with me came over and gave me a hug, it made my day.  

    What do you love most of your job? Everything

    What do you do on your days off? I like to spend it with my family and watching hockey

    Whats your favourite food? Chocolate especially Cadbury's 

    Do you have any pets? Yes, I have 2 doggies

    Tell us something interesting about yourself: In summer you'll see me on inline skates!!

    What's your favourite song or activity? Three little men in a flying saucer

  • Sally

    Sally

    Role: Baby and Pre-School/Swim Academy and Senior Teacher  

    Tell us a memorable teaching moment: Almost taking off in the wind whilst trying to maneuver the big float out of my car was pretty memorable !!!!

    What do you love most of your job? The children, I love seeing their smiles

    What do you do on your days off? Mostly being a taxi driver for my 3 children but I also run a mum and toddler group for St Andrews Church

    What's your favourite food? Bread and cheese but it's a close call between that and chocolate

    Do you have any pets? Yes a little Schnoodle doggy called Anakin and 2 lionhead bunnies called Midnight and Dawn

    Tell us something interesting about yourself: I have only lived in Hull since 2009 but I definitely consider it home now

    What's your favourite song or activity? I'm a little penguin or all the little Puddle Ducks, any of the jumping ones.

  • Carol

    Carol

    Role: Baby and Pre-School Senior Teacher 

    How did your Puddle Ducks journey begin? I won a free term of lessons with my daughter and loved it so much I decided to become a teacher 

    Tell us a memorable teaching moment: So many, but you can't beat when a nervous swims gains confidence and swims 5m for the first time

    What do you love most of your job? Watching the children grow in confidence and the bond they have with their parents

    What do you do on your days off? Spending time with my family and friends

    What's your favourite food? Sunday roast 

    Do you have any pets? Officially no but we get a lot of wild peacocks chickens, deer and badgers in the garden

    Tell us something interesting about yourself: I'm learning how to play the piano 

    What's your favourite song or activity? I like all the little Puddle Ducks, tipping the dippers off for PJ week and Belly flop throws from kickers

  • Rachel P

    Rachel P

    Role: Baby and Pre-School, Aquanatal Teacher and Customer Care Assistant 

    How did your Puddle Ducks journey begin? After moving to York I joined lessons with my son as a chance to meet other people and loved it so much I decided to join the team

    What do you love most of your job? It's a great place to meet other people and being part of an amazing supportive team 

    What do you do on your days off? Mostly spent being a mummy to my son Teddy and also going to comedy or music gigs with my partner 

    What's your favourite food? Anything Japanese - Ramen Gyoza or sushi.

    Do you have any pets? A dog called Poppy 

    Tell us something interesting about yourself: I once met Vanessa Feltz at a burlesque show

    What's your favourite song or activity? Jelly on a plate or the three Puddle Ducks song, a lot of parents tell me they sing this at the end of bathtime

  • Rachel S

    Rachel S

    Role: Poolside Assistant 

    How did your Puddle Ducks journey begin? I started after the Covid 19 lockdown 

    What do you love most of your job? Everything its great seeing all the children 

    Role: Poolside Assistant 

    How did your Puddle Ducks journey begin? I started after the Covid 19 lockdown 

    What do you love most of your job? Everything its great seeing all the children 

    What do you do on your days off? I'm a mum of 3 so I don't have days off!

    Do you have any pets? No but I do dogsit

    Tell us something interesting about yourself: Everyone says I talk too much 

    What's your favourite song or activity? Jelly on a plate

  • Emma S

    Emma S

    Role: Baby and Pre-school Teacher

    How did your Puddle Ducks journey begin? I have wanted to do this job for a long time and in January 2022 I decided to take the leap

    What do you love most of your job? I love being in the water and seeing how much everyone loves swimming, I feel very lucky to be part of that

    What do you do on your days off? I run around after my 2 young children and sometimes I squeeze in some time to go horse riding 

    What's your favourite food? Sticky toffee pudding 

    Do you have any pets? A dog called Summer 

    Tell us something interesting about yourself: I learned to ride horses at a cattle station in the Australian outback 

    What's your favourite song or activity? Grand old duke of York 

  • Natalie

    Natalie

    Role: Baby and Pre-school Teacher 

    How did your Puddle Ducks journey begin? It's been a dream of mine since I was young and I'd heard so much about Puddle Ducks I decided to go for it

    Tell us a memorable moment: Having tiny 2 week old babies in my class and seeing them grow

    What do you love most of your job? I love teaching a life saving skill and seeing the children's confidence flourish 

    What do you do on your days off? I work in a nursery where I'm the baby room leader 

    What's your favourite food? Chinese food 

    Do you have any pets? A giant house rabbit called Barney he only has 3 legs so he's a very special rabbit.

    What's your favourite song or activity? 3 in a bed from Dippers

  • Emma R

    Emma R

    Role: Baby and Pre-School, Swim Academy teacher and Marketing Assistant

    How did your Puddle Ducks journey begin? As a customer, my oldest daughter started in Floaties at 10 days old, then a few years later after having my second child the opportunity came along for me to join the team 

    What do you love most of your job? The kids, they never stop surprising me. I love how they have the ability to give you the best or the worst day and it keeps me on my toes!

    What do you do on your days off? chasing after my 2 children or at a yoga class attempting to find a moment of calm

    What's your favourite food? ALL FOOD

    Do you have  any pets? Yes 3 nightmare cats 

    Tell us something interesting about yourself: I make special occasion outfits, I've even made a few wedding dresses

    What's your favourite song or activity? There are so many and it changes daily, right now I really like dingle dangle scarecrow but Jelly on a plate is always a winner. 

  • Jemma

    Jemma

    Role: Swim Academy Teacher 

    How did your Puddle Ducks journey begin? I made the decision to leave the classroom and go back to a job i loved when i was younger

    What do you love most of your job? Everything!

    What do you do on your days off? Spending time with my 3 children

    Do you have any pets? No, 3 children is enough!

    Tell us something interesting about yourself: I love to create things, from sewing blankets and clothes to party decorations and cake toppers

    What's your favourite song or activity? Jelly on a plate. 


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