About Us

Laura Skilton | Baby Paddlers Founder

I founded Baby Paddlers in 2012 out of the frustration of finding good quality swim classes for my own young children. I attended several swimming classes but felt they lacked flexibility, friendliness and fun.

My experiences have shaped our approach to teaching your child to swim. Your child is at the heart of everything we do. At Baby Paddlers we want to help them build a lifelong love of swimming. We teach your child to be water confident through lots of games and activities making it fun for both parents and children.

Our swimming classes are designed to provide a great opportunity for you to bond with your child and are open to children from birth to 4 years of age.

At the heart of everything we do is a love and passion for the water. Our teachers are passionate about developing your child and we welcome your input and feedback as we travel on the Baby Paddlers journey together. It goes without saying that all our staff are fully qualified but it is also important that they have empathy, provide you with a warm welcome at every class and support you and your child to get the most out of your Baby Paddlers experience.

Our promise to you


We’d like to share our values with you, our teachers are recruited to be as awesome as they can be………and our promise to you is that we will be:




We promise to always be open and honest about how your child is moving forward & in everything we do.




We promise to find the answer to your questions even if we don’t know it, we are here to support you.




We promise to teach your child in a positive fun way so that they love swimming as much as we do.




We promise to help you and your child to progress through the Baby Paddlers milestones at a pace that is right for your child.




We promise to make our swim classes fun, exciting and enjoyable for all! With songs, games and lots of laughter!




We promise to support you every step of the way, even if your child has water wobbles we’ll be there to encourage them.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Baby Paddlers family.




Baby Paddlers Founder

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