Welcome to Baby Paddlers Exeter


Our Exeter baby swimming lessons are run from a fabulous hydrotherapy pool at Ellen Tinkham School, Hollow Lane, Pinhoe. Close to the M5, this location is easily accessible from Exmouth, Honiton, Tiverton and nearby villages.


Ellen Tinkham School offers great access with lots of parking. Swimming classes are held in a hydrotherapy walk-in swimming pool, kept at 34oC – so perfect for young children learning to swim. The pool depth makes it ideal for baby swimming lessons. There’s a small spectators area for visiting parents. And to help make things easier for you we provide a travel cot to keep young ones in whilst you’re getting changed.


ellen tinkham school pool

Term Dates & Class Times

All the below term dates are confirmed and will be taking place at Ellen Tinkham School pool in Exeter, Devon. Swimming classes are 30 minutes & run consecutively in the time slots below. Children will go into the most appropriate class dependent upon your childs age and experience.


Term DatesClass Times (each class runs for 30 mins)Course PriceCourse Duration
7 Jan 2019 - 17 Feb 2019Mon 4pm - 6pm
Fri 4pm - 6.30pm
Sat 9am - 1pm
£66-006 lessons

25 Feb 2019 - 7 Apr 2019Mon 4pm - 6pm
Fri 4pm - 6.30pm
Sat 9am - 1pm
£66-006 lessons

Our Instructors

All of our teachers understand young children and have a huge amount of experience supporting a variety of abilities. Each of them specialise in the baby, toddler and pre-schooler age groups. Our swimming teachers are the main reason so many of our Paddlers come back term after term.

Kristina Tyldesley-Holley devon teacher
Kristina Tyldesley-Holley

Mum to Taylor & Alexa, and brilliant with all ages. Kristina loves her job and adores teaching and gets a real buzz from seeing the little ones progress from babies through to independent swimmers.

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Kate Wood
orquay Instructor Jennifer Watts Devon
Jennifer Watts

Jen, Mum to Rafferty, loves teaching babies and children to enjoy their water experience in a fun & safe way. Jen’s lessons are engaging & supportive for both children & parents. Jen’s other passion is working as a global Mountain Leader!

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Ellen Tinkham School, Pinhoe, Exeter, Devon EX1 3RW

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If you are looking for some rainy day pre or post swim fun, then we love Bear Feet Play Centre. For other ideas, be sure to visit Exeter Baby Activities to see up to date info on what is going on.

Why not give us a try? 

Book up for a course of lessons and if after your first class you decide it’s not for you we offer a full refund to all new customers.

It’s a chance for you to meet the team and enjoy a Splash, Kick and Swim the Baby Paddler way.

Our Exeter Baby Swimming Lessons

We love teaching at Ellen Tinkham pool because its a hydrotherapy pool, lovely and warm, perfect for babies and young children. Topped off by the fact it’s located in a beautiful cathedral city with great shops!