Early Years Programme – Liverpool Swimming Academy

Early Years Programme

As early practitioners we understand the importance of providing a quality Early Years Programme. Our core principles of the early years programme are time, play and safety awareness.

Time

This is one of the greatest gifts that we can give to the children. The world is a confusing place for a small child and as parents it can be hard to not feel anxious if your child has not grasped a concept on the first attempt. At our academy we understand that children learn at different paces and for some, dipping their toes in and feeling the water is a huge achievement, whilst others will launch themselves from the top step into the pool without as much as a second thought. We aim to create a safe environment that gives children time to enjoy the water, and confidence to practice moving through the water.

Play Opportunities

Play

We believe that play is a vital medium for learning to take place. Our aim is to deliver structured pool play activities that engage, motivate, and challenge the learner. Lessons are planned to centre around a theme, for example: going to the beach, the moon, or for a picnic. Using an array of colourful pool toys and a touch of imagination we can create a stimulating and fun setting. Our play scenarios create opportunities for learning to to take place whilst moving forwards, backwards, and changing direction. Motion actions that are practiced in the water and then repeated time and time again are known to improve children's gross motor skills.

Learning to Move Through the Water

Safety Awareness

Our pool is the ideal venue to create a safe environment for children, with lovely warm water and a private setting. Parents are also able to sit at poolside and capture all of the best moments. Learning to swim is a skill for life, and getting little ones familiar with water in a safe and warm environment is a great place to start. We believe that the ideal age to start the Swim England Duckling Programme and STA Awards is 2 years onwards. At this age the little ones will learn how to become independent swimmers, whilst still being under constant close supervision. We keep our group sizes very small and give every child lots of individual attention.

Price

£9.00 per lesson (paid in advance on a 11 week cycle)

We hope that you will join our Early Years programme. If you are interested in finding out more information or would like a place reserving then please fill in our contact form or call us on 0151 345 5005 and we will be happy to answer any questions!