Meet the Team

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Helen Lawrence

Lead teacher and mentor

Helen began teaching with Aqua Babies in 2006. Within the team she has gone from strength to strength and now supports and trains newly qualified teachers as well as mentoring members of the team.

Initially training as a nursery nurse, her career took her from working with one family to now working with many at Aqua Babies.

“I have worked with Aqua Babies for over 11 years. I joined Aqua Babies when my previous job working with a family whose children had special needs came to a natural end as the children had grown up to be more independent.”

“I enjoy every aspect of my job, from introducing a new class to the water and their first submersion to the excitement of the toddlers completing their 5m award.”

“My favourite song is 5 Little Men in A Flying Saucer. The activity I love is when we do the first swim with release and the babies do the first swim on their own.”

“Outside of teaching I enjoy learning and playing the saxophone and visiting the theatre with family and friends.”

What our parents say about Helen Lawrence

“My son Logan Glasgow has been swimming with Helen for past few months. We are moving back to Scotland this week and didn’t get a chance to say goodbye on his last day as I was poorly. Please pass on my thanks to Helen who was a superb instructor and fantastic at putting little minds at ease. I found your company as a whole to be very professional ,well organised and your instructors very well trained. I would not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family.”

Lorraine and Logan Glasgow

“Helen is by far the best swimming teacher that I have seen (obviously the others were not with your school). She is so professional and extremely good with the children, she is a firm teacher but knows each child so well that she can push them and she knows that they will be fine. I can not comment enough on how good I feel she is for the children in her classes.”

Helen Hibbert

“Dear Helen, just a note to say a big thank you for everything. Not only  have you taught Lola to love swimming (unaided) but you also provided me with a lovely relaxing special half hour to look forward to spending with my otherwise very tiring little girl! You’re an excellent teacher who makes it feel like we’re not being ‘taught’, we love Aqua Babies!”

Sam, Stu and Lola