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With humble beginnings around a kitchen table in Yorkshire, we never imagined that we'd grow into the franchise business that we are today.
UK franchise opportunities
With humble beginnings around a kitchen table in Yorkshire, we never imagined that we'd grow into the franchise business that we are today.

Our culture

Our culture
What make us truly 'Water Babies' are the people that work here. Whether it's the teachers in the pool, the administrators in the local offices, the franchisees who live and breathe the business or all the varied departments at Head Office, each one of them has a part to play in fulfilling our vision.
Our culture
What make us truly 'Water Babies' are the people that work here. Whether it's the teachers in the pool, the administrators in the local offices, the franchisees who live and breathe the business or all the varied departments at Head Office, each one of them has a part to play in fulfilling our vision.

Our internal values

Our internal values
We’re all family. Respect and support every member. Families have their fair share of disagreements, but through the turbulent times, we always care for one another. We’re honest, genuine and believe in the power of a good hug.
Our internal values
We’re all family. Respect and support every member. Families have their fair share of disagreements, but through the turbulent times, we always care for one another. We’re honest, genuine and believe in the power of a good hug.

Some cool facts about us

  • We teach over 50k babies and toddlers every week  
  • We have offices in 7 countries including the UK, Ireland, China, New Zealand, Canada, The Netherlands and Germany  
  • We have our own purpose-built swim centres in China - and we’re building more!  
  • We were voted Britain’s best franchisor 2016 in the British Franchise Associations Franchisor of the year awards  
  • We wrote the first (and only) British Standards for pre-school swimming  
  • We created the first Aquatic diploma for prefundamental swim teaching  
  • Our Head Office has been awarded gold for Investors in People 2019 
  • We are campaigning through Children First to elect a Cabinet Minister for Children to ensure they have a voice at the highest level  
  • We have over 600 swim teachers who are the best at what they do!  
  • We take over 250k underwater photos of babies and toddlers every year 

Investors in People

We’re chuffed to have been awarded the Gold Investors in People accreditation for the second year running, proving our commitment to the people who work here.

Our culture centers on supporting people to deliver success and be the best they can be. We're passionate about our purpose and work with drive and energy to fulfill plans for growth and support our franchisees across the world. Find out more. 

 

BFA Award and membership

We're proud to be members of the British Franchise Association, the voice of ethical franchising in the UK. In 2016, we won the award of Franchisor of the year. Find out more.