Water Babies, Ireland’s leading baby and toddler swim school is growing and looking for fabulous people to become fully qualified baby swimming instructors who will teach their award winning programme to both small babies and toddlers. Water Babies teach swimming to almost 5,000 children across Ireland every week, a skill which can potentially save their life.
Water Babies is a family business, run by people who are passionate about making parents and babies journey through classes truly amazing. Carol McNally who has run Water Babies in Leinster with her sister Therese for almost 10 years commented “Water Babies is a magical experience for parents and children and fully qualified teachers work incredibly hard to enhance the experience.” With a core philosophy of teaching parents to teach their baby how to swim, Water Babies instructors carefully explain why they’re doing everything, as well as demonstrating exactly what they do.
Water Babies teacher Suzi Smyth started swimming with Water Babies over 2 years ago and has been teaching for 18 months “Swimming was such a huge part of my childhood so when I had my daughter, there was no question, I was bringing her swimming! From the moment we started our first chapter together I knew just how special Water Babies classes were and wanted to be part of it. After lots of hard work and training I achieved my goal! I love getting to know all the parents and their little ones and being part of their adventure at Water Babies”
Jean Morgan started with Water Babies in 2014 however she had been involved in swimming all her life, teaching children from 4 years upwards for almost 25 years. “When I was on maternity leave I knew I didn’t want to go back to my old job and my mam encouraged me to pursue swimming teaching more. As it happened she was listening to the radio and Carol and Therese were being interviewed about Water Babies and that they were looking for teachers, so it was fate! I sent my CV in and next thing I knew I was watching a class and I was hooked. I knew this was the job for me. I couldn’t love my job more! It is so wonderful to see all the babies enjoying the water and it is amazing to see how great they develop through the Chapters. It is a great feeling that I am passing on a valuable life skill to all children.”
Becky Piccolo “I started Water Babies in 2015 with my youngest son, Luca, and very quickly fell in love with everything it involves. I knew then that one day I would train to be a Water Babies instructor so I could join in the fun and be an integral part of that special journey parents and their little ones are going on. A LOT of hard work and training later and I achieved my dream and I just LOVE my job”
Applicants to Water Babies must love babies and toddlers, love being in the water, believe passionately in what Water Babies do and love a challenge. Plenty of enthusiasm, reliability and flexibility are also essential qualities! They must have own means of transport and be willing to commute, work weekends and not be shy of hard work. In return Water Babies can offer excellent rates of pay, a comprehensive training package and exciting career opportunities.
Want to hear more? Send your CV to Water Babies firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll send you a full job description and details.