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Tiny Tiddlers Swim School in Small Dole


    Tiny Tiddlers Swim School was founded in September 2003 by Caroline Snelgrove F.I.S.T.C. ASA swimming teacher, ASA Adult & Child teacher and holder of the STA Pool Safety Award for Teachers and Coaches. Tiny Tiddlers specialises in classes for the under fives but also continues to teach school children the ASA  learn to swim program learning water skills and all the swimming strokes.


    There are three main categories of a classes :


    Adult & child classes up to age 3


    Small Classes where adults accompany babies or toddlers to offer a one to one experience with their child giving them confidence in the water as a vital pre-swimming experience. Babies learn to submerge happily, to float on their back, to kick their legs to use their arms in the water. Children who have attended baby classes usually do better in swimming lessons and are more confident under the water. You are welcome to watch a class before committing to a term of lessons.


    preschool classes ages 3 to 4.


    Parents do not need to accompany the children in the preschool class as the teacher is in the water with the children.


    The classes are grouped by age and ability.


    Children learn independence in the water by using various types of Buoyancy aids and by the support of the teacher. Many children are swimming before they start school.


    After School classes for children aged 4 to 7 years.


    Classes range from beginners up to Stage 5ie non swimmers to swimmers able to swim up to 25m in all major strokes.


    Areas covered

    Mid-Sussex. from Henfield in West to Heathfield in the East. Many clients travel from East Grinstead, Eastbourne, Brighton. Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Hassocks

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    • Small Dole 8 Henfield Road Small Dole BN5 9XJ
      • Baby changing room
      • Toddler play area
      • Play area for children over 4 years old
      • Free Parking
    • Lewes North Court Lewes BN7 2AR
      • Baby changing room
      • Baby bottle heating
      • Child menu/food and drink
      • Free Parking
      • Buggy/Disabled Access


    Baby + Toddler Health, Baby and Pre-school activities, Baby, toddler and pre-school classes, Baby, toddler and pre-school Movement, Baby, toddler and pre-school Sport, Baby, toddler and pre-school Swimming, Parent + Toddler Group, Pre and Ante natal classes, Pre-school, Swimming lessons

    Pricing & Other Information

    Prices available on request.

  2. Tiny Tiddlers Swim School has 3 reviews with an average of 4.7
    • Quality of Service 4.7
    • Value for Money 4.7
    • What the Kids Think 4.7
    • What the Adults Think 4.7


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    • Tara, Mum of Alfie (5) and Woody (3), Fletching

      Both boys started swimming with Tiny Tiddlers as babies (around 5 months old). They both enjoy it and have never wanted to not go. The swimming lessons are good fun and include singing in the warm up like "The Wheels on the Bus" sung in the pool! Caroline is a good teacher and is fair but not strict, keeping the children under the control which is needed when near water. I like the fact that the swimming pool itself is small as are the classes. I have no complaints at all and am happy to recommend Tiny Tiddlers classes.

      Tara 19 Aug 2013

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    • Jolene, Mum of two, Newick

      My two boys attend Tiny Tiddlers once a week and it’s something they really enjoy. Caroline is a fantastic teacher and through repetition and rhythm the children get stronger and stronger and I’ve seen fantastic results in my boys. Caroline makes sessions as challenging as she can by giving the kids obstacles to overcome and if anyone starts to struggle she gives them the confidence they need to overcome these obstacles. I can’t speak highly enough about Caroline, she’s a great teacher and motivator of the children.

      Jolene 07 Aug 2013

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    • Laura Goulds Mum of two reference for Tiny Tiddlers

      My eldest is 5 years old and he’s been swimming with Tiny Tiddlers since he was 7 months and my youngest is just about to start. Swimming each week is something my boy really looks forward to, they play lots of different games, my sons favourite is walk the plank and all the children are very comfortable in the water. This is largely down to Caroline the children’s swimming instructor, she’s so patient, friendly and professional, all the kids love her and she knows just what to do to get the best out of the kids, I personally have seen my son come on leaps and bounds and am delighted with his continued progress.

      Laura 07 Aug 2013

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    Tiny Tiddlers Swim School has 3 reviews with an average of 4.7
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  3. Tiny Tiddlers Swim School Timetable

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    Please note: Booking now for August, Mondays & Fridays. The timetable is a guide. New classes are added on a regular basis so please enquire if you do not see your required day or time on the timetable.
    Baby and toddler classes are for children up to 3 years and an accompanying adult will be required for each child there are usually up to 6 children in a class.
    Preschool (age 3/4) class sizes are limited to 4 or 5 children depending on age and experience. Preschool children come in without an accompanying adult but the teacher will be in the water with them.
    Evening lessons up to 5 school children
    • Mon
    • Tue
    • Wed
    • Thu
    • Fri
    • Sat
    • Sun
    • 2pm New Babies
      2.30pm New Babies
      3pm Preschool Confident
      3.30pm Preschool Beginners
      4pm Stage 2 5-6 years
      4.30pm Stage 1 4 - 5 years
      5.00pm new beginners
    • 1pm babies 9-12 months 1.30pm babies 9-12 months 2pm babies 5-8 months
      3.45pm to 5.45pm Lessons available from September. Free Trial lessons JUNE & JULY
    • 1pm 2-3 yrs, 1.30pm Preschool, 2pm Preschool, 2.30pm Babies 5-7 months 3pm Babies 4- 6 months, 4pm stage 2, 4.30pm stage 3, 5pm stage 3, 5.30pm New Beginners
    • 12pm 1-2 year olds 12.30pm Preschool New Babies 1.30pm 2-3 yrs 2pm New Babies under 6 months
    • 1.30pm Preschool Duckling 1-3, 2pm Preschool Duckling 4-5, 2.30pm Toddlers 1-2 year olds
      3.45pm stage 1/2, 4.15pm stage 1/2, 4.45pm stage 1, 5.15pm new beginners
  4. Caroline Snelgrove

    I worked as a childminder taking my charges swimming as part of their weekly activities. I then decided to qualify as a swimming teacher and found I enjoyed swimming teaching more than child minding so took a change of direction in career. I qualified in 2001 and taught all ages but soon decided I wanted to specialise in teaching young children to enjoy the water and have fun while learning to swim. The lessons also give parents to confidence to take their children swimming and enjoy their holidays with them. I initially worked for other swim school but when the opportunity to hire my own pool came up I decided to set up my own swim school. I also then had the power to decide how many children I wanted in a class so I could keep the classes small and in the appropriate age groups.

    Cordelia Beldham

    Cordelia took her children to little dippers and then trained as a teacher and worked for Water Nippers before joining Tiny Tiddlers in 2011. She is an excellent experienced teacher.
    She teaches Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons and evenings.

    Jane Rutherford

    Jane started working at Tiny Tiddlers in September 2011. She initially came to Tiny Tiddlers as a parent with her first child. She said that the preschool swimming experience was an extremely positive one and the inspiration behind becoming a swimming teacher. She currently teaches Wednesday 10am to 2.30pm. Jane is a very organised teacher and has a lovely quiet calm manner. Her children all love her patient approach to teaching.

Suitable for ages

  • Pre-natal
  • 0-12 months
  • 12-24 months
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12+
  • 14+

Customer Reviews (3)

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  • What the Kids Think
  • What the Adults Think
  • Value for Money

Information for Parents

  • Gender: Mixed
  • Operates during: Daily , Weekdays , After school , During school , Term time , School holidays , Holiday Camps
  • Grouping: One to one With others (group, class or team)
  • Number of visits: Defined length course
  • Disabilities catered for: Physical disabilities Intellectual disabilities

Useful Documents


  • ASA teacher certificate swimming
  • Fellow Of the Institute of Swimming Teachers & Coaches
  • A S A Adult & Child Water Activities
  • Pool Safety Award
  • ASA/UKCC Level 2 Certificate for teaching Aquatics
  • ASA Teacher Certificate Swimming
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Contact Details

  • Name Caroline Snelgrove
  • Telephone 07745274773
  • Email UsEmail us Visit our websiteVisit our website

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  • Public liability insurance covered until 01/01/2014

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