Turtle Tots Exeter and Devon

WELCOME TO Turtle Tots Exeter and Devon

Our programme offers a wonderful child led approach having been written using the latest research and understanding into children's development. Learning in a fun filled, supportive and caring environment allows each child to progress at their own pace, whilst experiencing special bonding time with their carer. We are very proud to have an amazing team of teachers all very highly trained, and experienced and passionate about ensuring you and your child have a wonderful experience in the pool together. We teach babies from birth until their pre school years and you are welcome to join us at any stage. It's never too late to get into the pool and learn to swim.

We are very proud that we make regular donations to local charities. In Exeter we support two charities with a percentage of our fees being donated to them. Balloons, who do fantastic work providing bereavement support to children and young people and The Exeter Baby Bank which provides essential items for families in need. We also make one off occasion donations supporting other local charitable causes.

We have five baby levels and up to eight toddler levels of progression. Classes run across seven days of the week and in the mornings and late afternoon/evening. We have venues stretching across each Devon coastline meeting in the middle with multiple venues in Exeter. In the 8 years we have been evolving Turtle Tots Exeter & Devon, we have met many wonderful little people and their grown ups and we hope that we will hear from and meet you soon as well. Or maybe your little one hasn't arrived yet and we look forward to seeig you at our Aquanatal Turtle Tums. Please visit our timetable and pools for more information or get in touch via our enquiry form, email or social platforms. Rebecca, Charlie, Jemma, Natalie & Sammy look forward to welcoming you soon. x

Ladram Bay Holiday Park

Ladram Road Otterton, EX9 7BX

The Hydrohub

Seale Hayne Howton Lane TQ12 6NQ

RD&E Hospital

Barrack Road EX2 5DW


Topsham Road EX2 6HA

Rebecca Burdus

Trained in Turtle Tots Baby & Toddler, Turtle Tums Aqua Natal Yoga, Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching, Baby & Pre School and Safety Award with the STA, Rebecca has always loved the water and loves nothing more then sharing that with our families.

Claire Thomas

Trained in Turtle Tots Baby & Toddler, Turtle Tums Aqua Natal Yoga, Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching, Baby & Pre School and Safety Award with the STA. Claire believes passionately in the importance of learning to swim from a young age.


Jemma joined our team after coming along to our Turtle Tums then Tots with her little girl Maisie, now 3 and Florence 6months. Jemma also teaches in a primary school and has a vast range of experience and skills teaching little people.


Rachel has been teaching swimming for many years and brought her expert knowledge to our TT team in 2019. Mum to her little one, Rachel also works in a children's nursery, so has a huge amount of experience working with chuldren and families both in and out the water. She is currently on maternity, expecting her second baby.


Based in our North Devon area, Charlie joined us in 2018. Mum to James, 4, Charlie is loved by all her Turtles, Tots & their grown ups. She is full of creativity and imagination.


Sammy was born to be in the water. Teaching swimming for many years, Sammy joined us in 2016 after having taught Claire's children. Sammy is also Mum to Albie, who is a Turtle Tots too!


Natalie began Turtle Tots with her daughter Indi in 2014. She soon joined our teaching team. Natalie is Mum to Indi, Owen & Sennen and loves her TT job. It's a bit different to her other role for the NHS.

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