World class Turtle Tots teacher training programme
Believe it or not, swimming is unregulated in the Ireland. It's just another reason to attend Turtle Tots lessons with your child...
Turtle Tots aquatic training course
Then, every Turtle Tots teacher completes the world class Turtle Tots training programme: after they shadow hours of Turtle Tots lessons, they come on the rigorous Turtle Tots aquatic training course. This fully immersive residential course explores the Turtle Tots programme in depth. Days are spent in the pool learning about child development, techniques, activities and stroke development, while evenings are used to consolidate the knwoledge learnt, and also to learn about health and safety.
However, it doesn't end there! We are always committed to being at the forefront of the baby and toddler swimming industry and every teacher with requisite experience also completes the Swimming Teachers' Association's Level 3 Diploma in Baby and Pre-School teaching. The qualification expands our teachers' knowledge by providing evidence from research done over the last two decades into child psychology and neuroscience, which has led to changing theories of how children learn.
Aside from all this, there is a strong focus on continued professional development and we hold regular Teacher Development Days.
Our Teacher Tums teachers attend a bespoke aqua-natal yoga course, developed specifically for Turtle Tots by the Birthlight Trust. Birthlight has over 30 years' experience of promoting an intergated approach to pregnancy, birth, babyhood and parenting with yoga.
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