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Little Dippers Free Baby Swimming Taster Session NCT Members Tuesday 30 August 2016
August 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Little Dippers offer in partnership with NCT a free taster swim session for babies at their lovely warm pool heated to body temperature in the North Laine area of central Brighton. This taster is only available for those who are NCT Members and MUST BE PRE-BOOKED in advance, please see below.
The session runs on Tuesday (unless this falls on a bank holiday when the pool would be shut) from 9am till 9.30am. However you will need to turn up early to get yourself and baby changed. The changing rooms are communal/single sex (you can see photos on the Little Dippers website of them and the pool). However there are no lockers, so you are strongly advised not to take valuables like credit or debit cards, large amounts of cash or phones with you. There are showers available in the changing rooms, which you are asked to use prior to using the pool. There are also several travel playpens where you can safely put your baby down whilst you are getting changed yourself. Please also be aware that there is limited space for buggies within the building. There are benches available in the pool area (e.g. to put towels on to keep your baby warm once you get out of the pool).
There is car parking available close by in the North Laine area, although this is often full. As you would expect in Brighton there are fees payable for this.
The Nearest train station is Brighton – from here it is a ten-minute downhill walk to the North Laine area. Alternatively almost all buses within Brighton & Hove stop either at Churchill Square, the Clock Tower, North Street, North Road, The Old Steine, St Peters Church, Brighton Station. These are all within easy walking distance of the North Laine area. Buses are low floor, which means you can wheel your buggy straight on (subject to space availability). You can plan your journey by public transport via http://www.traveline.org.uk
You will need to ensure that your baby wears a special swim nappy. Several special swim nappies are available on the market; Huggies make disposable swim nappies, which do not swell in the water unlike other disposables (available in large supermarkets, Boots, Mothercare, Superdrug), some supermarkets also have their own brand. It is also helpful for your baby to then wear a washable swim nappy on top such as ones produced by Spashabout (Happy Nappies) although it may be possible to borrow one of these from Little Dippers (ask when you book), they are also sold by Little Dippers and can also sometimes be found at our NCT Nearly New Sales or on ebay. This double system helps to guard against nappy leaks into the pool.
The taster MUST be pre-booked in advance; you CANNOT just turn up on the day due to space restrictions for the class. Please book ONLY via Little Dippers by sending a message (with your name, baby’s name, baby’s Date of Birth & your NCT Membership Number) to Beth via email@example.com. Please DO NOT try and book by sending us a Facebook message as we cannot take bookings, and DO NOT post a ‘going’ status on Facebook as this will not secure you a spot either! Little Dippers will confirm directly with you the booking & other details.
For more details about NCT Membership please see: http://www.nct.org.uk/get-involved/membership
Current NCT Membership rates are:
18 mths – £48 (£8/qtr direct debit).
12 mths – £40 (£10/qtr direct debit).
Those who get Employment Support Allowance or tax credits (excluding child tax credits alone) can join for £10/year
Volunteer rate membership – £26 (£6.50/qtr direct debit (volunteer for 12 hours per year incl at nearly new sales)
One membership covers up to two people at the same address, so select the ‘Joint membership’ option to sign up your partner too.
* Priority entry and the chance to grab a bargain at our NCT Nearly New Sales (usually 30 minutes earlier than the general public in Brighton & Hove, can also be used at other sales eg NCT Lewes & Countryside, NCT Worthing, NCT Mid Sussex).
* Free monthly Gymboree Sessions at Churchill Square
* Free taster baby swim session with Waterbabies
* Free taster swim session with Little Dippers
* Free pregnancy relaxation in water session (subsequent sessions incur a small fee)
* Our quarterly newsletter Pier Support
* You can also attend other branch’s events e.g. Lewes has a weekly Monkey Bizness free session for NCT Members on Monday mornings in term time which you can attend.
* The quarterly parenting magazine “NCT Matters”
* Discounts at NCT Shop and new Eco Range
* Low-cost holidays using members only NCT family house swap holidays