Turtle Tots Northern Ireland
Welcome to Turtle Tots swimming classes for children in the West of Northern Ireland and Donegal. Our structured and progressive classes are available to book via this website. All you have to do is use the drop down menus to select a venue, day and or programme that suits. We are more than happy to discuss your specific needs or questions, so please do not hesitate to get in touch to find out more!
The Turtle Tots teaching network runs across the UK and Ireland. Turtle Tots are the first swim school in the UK to adopt a baby and child-led approach to submersions. We teach children right up to age 8 years to swim and we are specialists in baby and preschool, qualified to the highest possible standard. We are trained to look for very subtle signs that your child is ready to submerge and to work with those difficult toddler years. We have seen it all! And as mums ourselves of young children we understand the day to day challenges that comes with family life. We pride ourselves in being a family run business offering flexibility and value for money. We are a team of 5 amazing teachers who are all mummies themselves who all love our rewarding yet flexible jobs. Within our team we have instructors with additional qualifications in additional needs and aquaphobia, please ask us to discuss any of these. We really look forward having lots of fun with everyone who shares our passion and enthusiasm for child development and water confidence!
At Turtle Tots we strongly believe in giving something back to the local community and we are always looking for new ways to do this. We donate a percentage of every class to the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. They are the only facility in Northern Ireland caring for babies, children and young people with life limiting or life threatening conditions. We also regularly donate raffle prizes and run fundraisers for other causes.
Look out for all our classes timetables and termly events announced on Facebook. Like and follow us so we can keep you in the loop or feel free to contact us and one of our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Cathy and the Turtle Tots Team xx 🙂
The ethos of Turtle Tots is still the reason we are so proud to be part of such a leading swim school. Like many new parents we discovered baby swimming when we had our first babies. It’s such a family event! In the early days it feels like such an accomplishment just getting out of the house and we found swimming an uplifting activity. It was nice to be guided by a specialist instructor and we know how important it is for mums and dads to feel at ease and if you want to take it in turns in the water each week that’s ok with us! We take great pride in seeing parents and children enjoy our classes knowing how beneficial they are in the long run! We teach children right up to big swimmer lessons every week and we love to see their confidence grow. For us as parents it has been a wonderful fun bonding activity and we love sharing that with other families. Its so important for little ones to be safe in the water but also to love bath time, even hair washing and holidays are just so much more fun when kids are water confident. All of our teachers have little ones they bring to lessons and started as mums in our classes who subsequently retrained when they discovered how much they loved the classes!
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