The swimming pool at The C of E School, Oakham is heated to a lovely 33 degrees. This pool environment is ideal for small babies to help them feel comfortable and relaxed in the water. We will support you in discovering you and your baby's own rhythm in the water as well as teaching various holds and learning to swim together. These classes are not only water introduction for your baby but we also create an environment with music where you learn to relax and take in some valuable relaxation time with your little one.

NURTURING BABIES IN WATER

Our ‘Nurturing Babies in Water’ classes are for babies 8 weeks to 6 months old. They run every Thursday at 12.20pm (term time only). Each class lasting 25 mins. these sessions are designed for a new baby in mind. Newborn babies are highly sensitive to sensory stimulation. Their introduction to a pool environment at this time requires special teaching to lower the risk of age-inappropriate stimulation that can be damaging in the short or long term. They will start to learn and explore the water through the discovery of their own body. Through the loving touch and parental tones, your baby will start to develop and become aware of their own individual senses:

  • Taste

  • Smell

  • Sight

  • Hearing

  • Touch

Our unique programme shows you how to support and hold your baby whilst your baby is given time to adjust and take in their new surroundings. An introduction to water at this early stage can also be transferable to bath times, where you can take your new found skills to make bath time a special moment for all the family to enjoy. To ensure you and your baby receive individual attention, our classes hold up to 6 parents and babies. Our classes are also a great opportunity for you and your little one to make new friends. When your baby is ready, around 4 - 6 months they will be able to join our bigger pool at Asfordby to develop their skills even further.

These classes are also ideal for babies with sensitive needs and premature babies with weight from 10lbs.

Upon first enrolment, we offer a free Happy Nappy for your baby.

PRICES

Our price for group classes is £12 per session. We do not operate on a ‘pay per class’ basis. Payment is required in advance of joining the classes for the half-term block. Swim sessions last 25 mins. Please arrive 10 mins before your swim splash class is due to begin to allow time for changing.

PARENT & BABY

Our Baby Swim Splash classes are for babies 7 months to 15 months old. They runs every Thursday at 12.45pm (term time only). Each class lasting 30 mins. Our group classes provide a fun environment where we support parents in teaching their babies and the path to independent swimming. We ensure your baby/toddler is in the right group for their age and ability. Our classes are small, no more than 8 parent & baby so that our skilled teachers can work with each parent/baby’s needs within a group environment. We are aware that each child works and develops at their own pace and therefore our classes are not rigid, children learn through repetition so we ensure our programme is flexible enough in order for you and your little one to learn through fun, play and meet new friends!

Upon first enrolment, we offer a free Happy Nappy for your baby.

PRICES

Our price for group classes is £12 per session. We do not operate on a ‘pay per class’ basis. Payment is required in advance of joining the classes for the half-term block. Swim sessions last 30 mins. Please arrive 10 mins before your swim splash class is due to begin to allow time for changing.

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TERM DATES

Thursday 5th September - Thursday 10th October 2019 (6 week block) Half term no class on Thursday 17th October 2019 Thursday 7th November 2019 - Thursday 12th December 2019 (6 week block)

CHRISTMAS BREAK

Thursday 9th January - Thursday 13th February 2020 (6 week block) Half term no class on Thursday 20th February 2020 Thursday 27th February - Thursday 2nd April 2020 (6 week block)

EASTER BREAK

Thursday 23rd April 2020 - Thursday 21st May (5 week block) Half term no class on Thursday 28th May 2020 Thursday 4th June 2020 - Thursday 9th July 2020 (6 week block)