Turtle Tots Newcastle and Gateshead

Tel: 07947867440
Email: mel.heads@turtletots.com


My baby and I really enjoyed our class with Mel. He was squealing with excitement throughout! It was lovely to have some quiet bonding time with him at the end and see his happy little face when he was in the water. A really good class for little ones, and as good as any of the rivals on the market! Thanks Mel.

Amy and Luke - Baby Level 1

A great taster session today. My son (15 months) was smiling and happy throughout, loving the toy time! Mel is super friendly and helps to communicate well with parents and children.

Joanne and Tommy - Baby Level 1 (taster class)

Mel was amazing with my 4 month old! We both enjoyed it so much. I will definitely be booking up ready for term time.

Laura and Sebastian - Baby Level 1 (taster class)

Thoroughly enjoyed our free session with Mel, definitely booking up for some more sessions, my 7 week old little girl loved the water, and it’s also a fantastic bonding session with your baby 💞

Amy and Ellie - Baby Level 1 (taster class)

Mel is such a lovely, thoughtful, kind and helpful lady. She went above and beyond with out little boy and we are so thankful. Her lessons are engaging, fun, and simply amazing. So much so our little boy who wouldn’t usually go into the water actually didn’t want to leave. I would highly recommend these classes Mel is a wonderful lady and instructor xxx

Stacey and Harrison - Toddler class

Mel is fantastic, my little girl struggled at first but now gets very excited when she sees Mel, because she knows it’s time for swimming! Couldn’t recommend Mel enough! This was our 2nd try at a baby swimming class and the difference was extremely noticeable.

Heather and Summer - Baby Level 1 class

Fantastic taster lesson at DW byker we both had a fab time! Mel was great and really interacted with us and knew what she was doing. I was a bit wary of booking initially following taking the little one swimming ourselves at another pool. However the pool water was nice and warm and it wasn't too cold when we did get out to get changed. Looking forward to booking onto the course. Thanks Mel! 🐢

Samantha and Evan - Baby Level 1 class

We have the best time taking our little girl to the swimming classes that Mel runs. We can see her confidence in the water growing every session. Mel is a fantastic teacher and so friendly, making the babies (and parents) confident in the water. The sessions are always fun and we all have a great time. Can’t recommend Mel enough!

Jenna and Averley - Baby Level 1 class

Fantastic class my little boy had great fun today he loved every minute. Mel is fab

Karen and Alex - Toddler class

My little girl is 6 months old and we’ve just been to our 4th lesson, she absolutely loves every minute of it. She squeals in excitement while waiting to go into the pool. Mel is a fantastic teacher and is amazing with the kiddies. I would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of taking their children to swimming lessons.

Carina and Vixen-lily - Baby Level 1

We love attending turtle tots each week with Mel. It’s such a friendly, fun class and Jacks confidence in the water is growing each week. I look forward to seeing how much all the babies have learnt by the end of term.

Amy and Jack - Baby Level 1

Turtle Tots is amazing! The lessons are great fun but also teach little ones how to stay safe in water. Mel is fantastic, so friendly and great with babies always giving loads of praise. She’s extremely encouraging and if a child is hesitant or unsure there’s always a slightly different option so they still join in but at their own pace. It’s incredible to see the little ones becoming so confident and loving the lessons. I can’t recommend the classes enough and wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Sarah and Finley - Baby Level 3

My daughter has just turned 2 and we thought that this was the best age for her to start her swimming journey. We had a great first lesson experience last week. Mel was so warm and welcoming and we felt at ease straight away. Although Adria was wary at first she soon was having fun in the water and loved the toys and songs. Would 100% recommend Mel’s classes to anyone. We loved it so much we’ve signed up for next term too. Thanks Mel! X

Laura and Adria - Toddlers

We are currently on our second term of Turtle Tots and have just signed up for our third with my 2 year old 🐢 She did not have much experience in the water before and it was something I had wanted to do since she was small but never got round to. I am so glad we found Mel’s class and brought her along! Her confidence and ability in the water is crazy after such a short time and she absolutely loves the whole session. Having caught the end of some of the baby groups before I wish it was something we had done from the very start! Mel provides so much support and encouragement. Thank you for such a lovely lessons.

Kirsty and Lexi - Toddlers

My little girl has just turned 9 months and we are half way through her level 2 lessons! The difference in her water confidence in the past few months has been unbelievable! Each week she surprises me with her enthusiasm and eagerness to learn. We’ve both loved the journey we’ve been on and I have some fantastic memories that I’ll cherish for a life time. We go to many baby classes but this has been by far the best we’ve attended! It’s nice to put the phone away and have some mum & baby time with out any distractions, which is a rare in our every day lives! Penni has made some lovely baby friends along the way and every week when we arrive at the pool she’s itching to get in! I can’t speak highly enough of Mel also! Her experience and calming nature makes mums and babies feel welcome and reassured. It’s been a pleasure and worth every penny xx

Terri and Penni (Baby Level 2)

My little girl just loves her weekly swimming with Mel. We have just finished level 2 and can not wait to continue, each week she is so eager to get into the pool and I am amazed at how far she has come. Would definitely recommend Turtle Tots to anyone considering swimming with their little one.

Elizabeth and Sophie (Baby Level 2)

Don’t know where the last year has gone but we have been swimming with Mel @turtletotsnewcastlegateshead for a whole Year! And we’ve just completed our Baby Level 4 this morning! We’ve had such a wonderful journey, watching Summers water confidence grow. She gets so excited when she sees Mel because she knows it’s time for swimming! If you are looking for a Baby/Toddler swimming class in Newcastle/Gateshead we couldn’t recommend Mel more! Looking forward to seeing what Level 5 brings!

Heather and Summer (Baby Level 4)

This little monkey started swimming lessons with Mel at 6 weeks old, we have loved every minute making special memories in the pool! Mel is so professional and you can see how much all the children love seeing her each week. I can’t recommend turtle tots enough to anyone who has a little one, it’s not only a great way of bonding with your baby but also an introduction into water safety for the Little ones! Jacks confidence in the water has grown each week, he’s fearless.

Emma and Jack (Baby Level 5)

Averley has been attending turtle tots since she was just under 4 months old. We wanted Averley to not have a fear of water, be confident and safe around water but most of all, to enjoy it. She absolutely loves coming to our turtle tots Saturday morning session and now practically throws herself in to the pool to get the lesson started. We have seen her develop so much within the year with her confidence growing each session. The splashing all through the session is also a good indication how much she loves it. She also likes to practice splashing, blowing bubbles and face dips whilst having a bath. Turtle tots has helped her to develop these life skills by their baby led, no pressure approach. Mel is an amazing instructor and has a great rapport with Averley and explains everything to me. It’s a lovely bonding time for Averley and I, and I would highly recommend this class to anyone. Jenna xxx

Jenna and Averley - Baby Level 5

We have been coming to turtle tots now for a full year, time flies when you're having fun and what fun we have had. I could not recommend Mel's classes enough, she is the best swimming teacher, always happy and encouraging and makes both parent and child feel so relaxed in the water. Zach loves his swimming lessons and gets so excited when I tell him we are off to see Mel for swimming! I especially love that the lessons are child led, they are never forced to do anything they don't want to do! Zach has come on so much in the year, he had gone from being terrified of the woggle to almost swimming with it himself. He loves the songs and games, especially 'what's the time Mr Wolf'. It has been a lovely experience for me to watch Zach grow in confidence in the water and enjoy something he loves. He never wants to get out of the pool which I think speaks for itself. We love sharing this time together and look forward to another year of fun in the pool with Mel.

Steph and Zach (Toddlers)

Myla loves her Turtle Tots lesson every week with Mel. She loves being in the pool and her confidence has grown so much since starting last November. She loves to splash and kick her legs! I would recommend Turtle Tots to everyone and Mel is a great instructor. Thanks Mel x

Stacey and Maya (Baby Level 2)

Teddy and I have just completed Level 1 of our baby classes with Mel and to say it is the highlight of our week is an understatment. We love it, Teddy grows with confidence each week and as a Mummy I love it too! Highly recommend.

Lauren and Teddy (Baby level 1)