Swimming Sessions at Aclet Close Nursery School
Reasons why your child should learn to swim are many and varied. The most important reason is that swimming is the only sport which can save your child’s life.
Drowning is still one of the most common causes of accidental death in children, so being able to swim is an essential life-saving skill.
Swimming is lots of fun for people of all ages and children especially love getting in the water and enjoying themselves.
But it is not just fun, swimming also provides loads of health benefits which can help to keep your children healthy and happy at the same time:
- Swimming keeps your child’s heart and lungs healthy, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina and even improves balance and posture.
- Another great thing about swimming is that children of any age or ability can take part and it is more accessible for children with additional needs than almost any other sport.
- Swimming provides challenges and rewards accomplishments, which helps children to become self-confident and believe in their abilities.
- Your child will have plenty of opportunities to make friends and grow in confidence.
But health, fun, and confidence are not the only reasons why your child should learn to swim. Learning to swim can also open the door to a range of other water based activities. It is a skill that once learnt is rarely forgotten and it is open to people of all ages.
3 and 4 year old children attending Aclet Close Nursery School have access to weekly swimming lessons which take place at Woodhouse Close Leisure Centre. The children walk from Nursery and are taught by a qualified swimming instructor.
School staff support the children in the water and a lifeguard is also on duty. Parents/carers pick up their children at the end of the session and are also welcome to spectate from the viewing area. Some parents support us by walking with children and staff. Do let us know if you would like to help.
The cost of the sessions are £3 per child per week. If your child is entitled to Early Years Pupil Premium or Disability Living Allowance we are able to access additional funding to pay for swimming sessions. Please ask for more information at the school office.