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Do you have a love of swimming and a desire to work with babies and children? Well this could just be the career for you.

Aquatots is the largest independent child swimming company in the UK and having been leading the industry since 1997 and still continues to grow and expand our training locations, where we swim over 4000 families each week.
One of the main reasons for our success, is the professionalism and passion of our Teachers and we are always on the lookout for enthusiastic, passionate individuals to join our Team.

Looking for Part Time Hours to fit around Family / other work commitments?

Whether you wish to teach 1,2,3 or up to 6 days a week becoming an Aquatots Teacher will allow you to work around your family commitments, and other work too.

What Qualifications do I need to train as an Aquatots Teacher?

  • Are you looking for a new career that is always rewarding and gives great progression prospects?
  • Do you love working with babies and children?
  • Are you passionate about swimming?
  • Are you over 18?
  • Are you able to swim 50 meters comfortably?
  • Do you have prior experience of swimming babies including your own (preferred?)
  • Are you available to work one or two days at the weekend?
  • Do you have use of your own transport?
  • Are you Enthusiastic and Flexible to new challenges?
  • Are you outgoing?

If the answer is yes to all of the above this could be the new challenge you have been waiting for. Better still this is not a franchise opportunity so no huge set up costs for you to find plus the reassurance that you are a partner in one of the longest running and most successful baby & child swim school in the South East.

How do I train?

Becoming an Aquatots Teacher is the most fun and rewarding challenge. You will enjoy learning how to become a member of the most inspiring Professional Teaching Team in Baby Swimming and our training program sets the benchmark within the industry, Although the most comprehensive training available, it is also fun and easy to follow and upon completion you will deservedly join our elite team of teachers.

The Teacher Training Program contains four parts:

  • 1. Assistant Teacher Course
  • 2. Teacher Development Course.
  • 3. Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • 4. Underwater Photography Course

All of our courses can usually be completed over a 12 week period (one full Aquatots term). Upon completion of the above sections you will be certified to teach the Aquatots Baby Swimming Program for our Swim Levels 1-7.

All teacher candidates attend our Training days for seven days, conveniently run over three separate weekends and some weekday sessions.

These could be face to face or via webinar dependant on current COVID-19 restrictions.

All of our pool sites and training venues are COVID-19 secure. Course dates and methods of training are subject to change in line with COVID-19 restrictions.

You will then move on to train with your local regional trainer, where your learning progresses to apply teaching methods, over one day pool training sessions each week throughout the swim term. You gain invaluable experience working alongside our most experienced Teacher trainers whilst they teach their normal classes, giving you the opportunity to practice your own teaching skills whist under the guidance of your trainer. Upon completion of your training you will be awarded with the Aquatots Baby Swimming Teacher Certification and look forward to teaching your very own babies the following term!

Laura Bialogrodzka

Laura Bialogrodzka - Aquatot Teacher

I'm guessing like most teachers/trainees in my position I found my "eureka" moment when I took my own children to swim classes. I fell in love with it instantly! I always had teaching in my mind when swimming with my eldest but I never had the confidence to pursue it, and the timing wasn't quite right. Now I take my youngest to lessons, it most certainly confirms how much I love it and how my children love swimming too. I feel it is such an important life skill!
The reason I chose Aquatots is because they have structured levels of ability…

Read more about Laura's training experience

Is there a cost to train?

There is an initial cost for training of £297, this is a token payment towards the cost invested into your training by the company. Your payment, includes the provision of your own set of teaching equipment ready for you to use to deliver your own lessons when you qualified.

Once I Start Teaching - How much will I get paid ?

As well as an attractive hourly rate for teaching babies starting at £24 per hour, there is also the opportunity to earn more from commission sales on various merchandise sales and performance targets. Hourly pay also increases upon completion of additional training. The Baby Swim Teacher Award is just the first step on six further teaching levels you may aspire to.

Is there career progression available?

Once experienced as a baby Teacher there are many opportunities for you to train further to become an Aquatots Toddler and Child Swim Teacher If you are really having fun, you may train even further to become Aquanatal Teacher, or an Aquatots Teacher Trainer. There are many opportunities for you to increase your earning potential. Further training and progression is all available at no extra cost other than your time whilst we help you achieve your full potential and invest in your future.

A few words from existing Teachers on why they love their jobs so much :

Natalie Watt

Natalie Watt - Aquatot Teacher

I became an Aquatots Teacher after experiencing Aquatots lessons as a parent, swimming my baby daughter. I have always loved swimming so this seemed like the perfect career change for me after having a child. The Teacher Development Course was incredibly thorough and the weekly pool sessions with a Teacher Development Trainer gave me invaluable experiences with children and their parents preparing me perfectly for teaching independently. I have never looked back and struggle to think of another job that would be quite so rewarding and enjoyable on a day to day basis. My husband jokes that I don't work for a living as I just have fun with children in the water, and to be honest sometimes it's easy to agree as how can work be so much fun??? It's so rewarding to think that the skills I am teaching each week are giving children a life skill.

Maria Williams

Maria Williams - Aquatot Teacher

Becoming an Aquatots Teacher was the best career decision I ever made, it's incredibly rewarding and loads of fun, I have had the privilege of seeing some of my babies from level 1 all the way through the programme to level 26 and and it's just fantastic to see what the kids can achieve and the confidence and water safety they leave us with, I truly do have the best job in the world!

Mark Haley

Mark Haley - Aquatot Teacher

To sum up Teaching for Aquatots is a real joy and a massive buzz, seeing these tiny babies come into the pool at 3 months old not being able to do much at all and by the time they complete their Toddler Swim and some even sooner being able to jump into the pool and independently swim 5 meters.

This all sounds great. How do I apply or find out more?

If you think this could be for you, Having fun while you earn, then just simply let us know you are interested and we will send you more information - Simply e-mail our Recruitment Team at recruitment@aquatots.com telling us a little more about yourself. Including the following information:

  • Full name
  • Full postal address
  • Contact telephone number
  • Age
  • Your current / previous employment history
  • Your background in swimming
  • Are you currently swimming with us, and if so where and when