March 10, 2008 at 11:43 pm #2313
Hi all, has anyone been at the Parent and Toddler Swimming group recently in Leisure Centre Marleys Lane. I used to go all the time and it was basically play time with the parents, then they threw in some toys for the kids and after that we all sang nursery rhymes and played little games (humpty dumpty into the water). It was great. I went last week and i thought i had gone to the wrong class, i thought it was a swimming class. The instructor got into the water with us and grabbed my son (23 mths) and started swimming him around back and forward.There were no songs, no games etc. I had to leave cos everytime she came close B started crying as she took him off me.I rang to ask the manager but no-one got back to me.March 11, 2008 at 12:10 am #57366Taylor5Member
Thats not good at all, I wouldnt be happy if that happened to me. How could a baby trust a stranger in the water.
I went before and there were songs, little toys and it was all very relaxed, the instructor gave me a great tip on how to hold ds but she wasnt in my face or ds’s….. is it a new instructorMarch 11, 2008 at 8:47 am #57368
I am sorry i couldn’t agree with the first comment.
I am up there every Monday, i see the effort and enthusaime that is put in by the instructor, the kids love her , she has new games and activities each week.
Her skittles were excellent this week, was your child just having a bad day…
What do others think??March 11, 2008 at 9:18 pm #57428
Hi there Libby
It was a Wednesday i went, because i noticed that the other day was Swimming Lessons for Toddlers so i didn’t want to go to that class. I know they use different members of their staff for classes so i couldn’t say whether we had the same teacher. Its a pity because i’m reluctant to go now. Did she play games with all the kids when you went because our instructor walked to each child individually and twirled them around. The only toys were balls and fish like sticky things.No singing, no games nothing else.March 11, 2008 at 9:21 pm #57429
She played lovely games and had the kids singing, there was tears when the kids got out of the water..
It has been the same teacher for the last 6/7 weeks
She has loads of things for the children you should try on a Monday..
Good LuckMarch 11, 2008 at 9:25 pm #57432
Now i’m more certain that we had a different teacher. I’ll be there on a Monday from now on. Thanks Libby. You know now i’m thinking that maybe the instructor thought that SHE was at the Toddlers Swimming Lessons ha ha.March 11, 2008 at 9:33 pm #57433
I’m glad you decided on thatMarch 12, 2008 at 10:56 pm #57477meabhMember
what time is this on at on mondays?March 12, 2008 at 11:20 pm #57479
Meabh i just checked the timetable and from the timetable on the webiste and the one i have in the kitchen it says that the Monday one is the Swimming Classes for Under 4s.
Parent and Toddler Class is Wed and Fri 11am. Now as you probably read Libby goes on a Monday and says its great, songs, games etc, but when i went on a Wed i think i was at the swimming classes. I think i’ll ring the centre and see if they have it mixed up. I’m all confused now. Another good time to go is the public hour in the morning because it’s empty and you get the pool to yourself and your child. Public hours is 1pm till 2.
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