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Questions and Answers

A: We take babies from 10 to 12 weeks of age,depending if the individual baby, most mums are happy to start then as they are not constantly drinking the water also most mums are happy to start after their first set of injections which is usually around this time, but if you are unsure please consult your health visitor or GP.
Q Why do I still have to be in the water when my child turns 3 years of age?
A. See: Water time together our reasons for continuing together in water.
Q: When can I start Aqua Natal Yoga?
A: You are welcome to join us once you have had your first scan which is around 13 weeks into your pregnancy, from experience most mums to be prefer to start around 16 weeks as they like to have a little bump to show in the water.
Q: How much does the Baby swimming, Aqua Natal Yoga cost?
A: Please email us for these details, as prices vary on the pool that you wish to join.

A: You need to pack, a towel for yourself and baby, bring your own shower gel for afterwards, your swim costume and dress in simple clothes (baby grow is very practical) until you get used to the routine and when approaching winter a hat for both of you. We provide the changing mats and if you need a swimming nappy you can purchase from us at pool side.
A: Your Costume, towel or two (one for the your hair), shower gel, bathrobe and a outdoor hat in winter, in summer exchange that hat for a bottle of water.

Castledon - please use the school carpark under no circumstances park in Bromfords Close as the school have made an agreement with the neighbours. But there is plenty of other local roads to park down.
Newland Springs - Nickleby Road - but please park sensibly as we do not want to upset the neighbours.

A: At Newlands and Castledon please be aware there are no lockers here, as these are school pools.

A: Please text us a short message or email us so we know that you are alright, please inform us in advance that you are away or not able to make a class, this is so we can start the classes on time any missed classes are non refundable or transferable.
Q: What Do I do If I am returning to work or my circumstances change?
A: Please please talk to us, we do understand, we might be able to help with a different day. Always ask!

Q: How can I pay for my classes?
A: When we send the forms out for the next course by email, but if you do not have email then we will post it too you, it informs you of our Direct transfer details, but you can also pay by cheque (Payable to Michelle McGeorge or Jan Phelps) or Cash, correct change as we carry little around with us.
After the payment date on your payment email has passed and no communication from yourself via email or letter a £5 admin fee will incure on your bill.
Q: What happens in bad weather?
A: If we have to close we will text you first as this is the quickest way for us to get round everyone so please make sure your mobile number that we have is upto date.