Turtle Tots Gloucestershire

WELCOME TO Turtle Tots Gloucestershire


Turtle Tots Gloucestershire has been welcoming children into the pool since 2011 and since then we have helped hundreds of children learn to swim and develop a love for the water.
Jessica & Jo are both mothers of 2 children all under 7yrs old, so we share your love of spending valuable time with your children in a fun, educational and rewarding environment.
At Turtle Tots Gloucestershire we strongly believe in supporting local causes and our primary charity we are proud to support is Scoo-B-Doo, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital’s Neo-natal Charity for premature and sick babies. This charity is close to Jessica’s & Charlotte’s heart as both their first babies were born prematurely and spent time in the neonatal unit. A percentage of every class booked will be given to Scoo-B-Doo. You can find out more about the charity by visiting: https://www.scoo-b-doo.info/

Jessica Allsop

Jessica Allsop

Owner/Turtle Tots and Tums Teacher

Hi, I'm Jessica and mum of 2. Ive always had a love for the water and i have fond memories swimming with my sister when i was young pretending to be mermaids every weekend at the local leisure centre. I also love frozen water and i'm a keen skier. Teaching swimming is the BEST job, its amazing seeing a child progress and build in confidence from attending our lessons.

Jo Wallace

Jo Wallace

Owner/Turtle Tots and Tums Teacher

Hi I'm Jo. I have been teaching at Turtle Tots for over 8 years. The thing i love most about being a swim teacher is helping babies, toddlers and parents gain confidence in the water. Seeing the little ones progress at their own pace is magical! I have 2 children who love the water, i started Turtle Tots with my eldest when we was just 10 weeks old. In my spare time i enjoy running, yoga and relaxing with a good book.

Charlotte Nourse

Charlotte Nourse

Turtle Tots and Tums Teacher

You are likely to see Charlotte in the pool covering sickness and holidays. She has been a swimming teacher for over 6years and always brings lots of fun to the lessons.

Millie Coopey

Millie Coopey

Turtle Tots Teacher

Hi my name is Millie and I am a mother of 2 little turtles. I was first introduced to Turtle tots when I brought my eldest along to the lessons when he was just a baby. I instantly fell in love with the baby led approach to swimming and knew it was something I would love to be a part of. It is so special to be able to facilitate other parents to enjoy the water with their little ones and create magical memories, all while building little one’s confidence and teaching life saving skills in the water. I have always loved the water and have amazing memories of holidays swimming in the sea with my family.

Claire Jackson

Claire Jackson

Turtle Tots Teacher

Hi I’m Claire and mummy to one water loving monkey! While on maternity leave I started taking him swimming and we both really enjoyed it. When I saw an advert come up with the opportunity to work with Turtle Tots I jumped for it! I love seeing the special bond between career and child and helping them enjoy their time in the pool, while teaching them such important skills which will stay with them a life time. Nothing brightens the day more than the smiles and giggles the little ones bring to the pool!

Matthew Jenkins

Matthew Jenkins

Turtle Tots Teacher

Hi I'm Matthew. My turtle tots journey began 3 years ago as a new parent introducing my son into the water. At this time the guidance and support from the instructors, as well as the ethos of being baby led has allowed my son to flourish and grow into a safe and confident swimmer. Our lessons have became the favourite time of the week. When the opportunity came to join the team it allowed me to combine both my love for the water and my new found passion for teaching. To see and be a part of our children's journeys as they develop and grow in confidence is the best job I've ever had.

Sarah Samways

Sarah Samways

Pool Assistant

You will see Sarah helping out at venues poolside at the start of the new terms as well as on Sundays at St Edwards. She also helps out occasionally in the pool at the Chamwell Centre and with our Academy classes at St Edwards. Sarah has previous experience as a teaching assistant in primary schools and so is great with young children.

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