Water Babies Teacher Opportunities

Become one of our world class swimming teachers

If you want to learn how to become a baby swimming teacher, you're in the right place. Water Babies teachers are the best trained swimming teachers in the world and we're proud of giving every parent, carer and baby the best experience possible in and out of the water. If you're ready to learn more, all you need is passion - we'll provide the rest.

What we're looking for

A big heart and a passion for teaching young children is a great start.

We’re looking for extraordinary people to become part of our family and inspire our next generation of swimmers. And you don’t need to have any previous experience either. Many of our teachers are parents, who caught the bug for teaching when they experienced it for themselves in our classes.


  • Work life balance is vital. So we try to offer a flexible way of working when it comes to shifts in the pool.

  • Our teacher's hourly rate starts at £17.50 per hour once you've completed your training.

  • We're the only baby swimming school in the world that can award our teachers with the Swim England's Level 3 qualification, the highest level qualification in the industry.

  • Teaching swimming with Water Babies has helped save countless lives by teaching the valuable life-saving skill of swimming. 

  • Shadow the pros, join our residential course and become the best teacher you can be. 

  • We're here to support you every step of the way along your Water Babies journey.

  • Family is at the root of our company's values and our policies reflect that.

  • We offer a generous amount of holiday and leave allowances - work hard, play hard.

  • Securing your future is important to us which is why we'll provide a pension scheme (subject to requirements) when you join us as a teacher.

View our job vacancies in the North & East

View our job vacancies in the North West & Midlands

View our job vacancies in the South East & London

View our job vacancies in the South & Southwest

Our promises to you

  • We’ll help you make a real difference in the world.  
  • We’ll inspire you with passion and progress.  
  • We’ll care for you like family. We’re in this together.  
  • We’ll make you laugh because we’re awesome!  
  • We’ll help you become the best “you” possible.  

"100% worth it!"

"For 2 years I happily worked as a nurse during the week and taught Water Babies classes at weekends. The moment I see a child swim independently on the surface of the water is the most rewarding part of the job. No matter how many children I see do this, it never gets old and the feeling of pride is immense."

Becca Succamore, Water Babies Teacher and Franchisee

Some facts about us

  • We teach over 47,000 babies and toddlers every week. 
  • We have offices in 7 countries including China, USA, Canada, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands and the UK.
  • We have our own purpose-built swim centres in China - and we’re building more!
  • We won Brand Awareness and Franchisor Trailblazer BFA Awards 2023.
  • Placed #4 in Elite Franchises Top 100 Franchise Businesses in the UK for 2023.
  • We created the first Aquatic diploma for prefundamental swim teaching.
  • Our Head Office has been awarded platinum for Investors in People 2022. 
  • We have our own charity called Children's Alliance working towards better starts and brighter futures for all children.
  • We have over 600 swim teachers who are the best at what they do!
  • We wrote the first (and only) British Standards for pre-school swimming.

Frequently Asked Questions | Applying |

  • Click on the ‘Apply Here’ button on this page then fill out the form provided with a few details about yourself and then submit the form to us. We’ll then receive your details on our end and get back to you with more information within seven to ten days! 

  • If your online application is successful, we’ll aim to conduct your interview and begin your training within two to four weeks. 

  • You have to be eighteen years old to apply to become a Water Babies teacher. 

  • Absolutely. We make sure that all of the personally identifyable information that you provide is used and stored securely. 

  • The online form takes about 20 minutes to complete, so grab a cuppa before you get going. 

  • For support on how to best apply for a role at Water Babies please contact info@waterbabies.co.uk.

Frequently Asked Questions | After You Apply |

  • We aim to respond to your application as soon as possible, which is usually within 7-10 days of receiving your online application form. Unlike a lot of companies, we’ll make sure to respond to your application even if you’re unsuccessful at this time. 

  • Yes, you can re-apply but be sure to fill out another one of our online forms here. 

  • If your application is successful, your local office where you will be training and working will provide full information on your contract. 

  • There’s always room to progress at Water Babies, whether that means growing your career to become an official mentor and lead your own training classes or even buy your own Water Babies franchise. In fact, most of our franchisees began as Water Babies teachers. 

  • Our teachers will attend both a ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ interview based on a series of skills related assessments and interviews. They then go on to complete six weeks of online learning and spend a minimum of ten hours shadowing a range of teachers and lessons in many locations. Our teachers will then dive into an eight-day residential course to explore the programme in depth and learn about child development, strokes and skills. Lastly, they'll shadow a few more classes to finalise everything that they've learned before they begin to lead their own classes.