STA International Baby and Pre-School Teacher

Are you passionate about giving babies the best and most enjoyable experience in water?

With flexible teaching hours to fit around your lifestyle, you’ll enjoy the satisfaction of a work-life balance whilst teaching an incredible and important life skill.

The STA’s International Baby and Pre-School Teacher course provides learners with the knowledge and practical skills to teach babies to pre-schoolers in adult and child swimming lessons.

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This course is aimed at people who would like to become a baby and pre-school teacher, there is no previous teaching experience required.

Learners are required to teach a range of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers, 0 – 4 years old, with their accompanying adults throughout the course.

On successful completion of the course, learners will be issued with a STA International Baby and Pre-School Teacher Certificate.

On successful completion of the course, learners will:

  • Understand the role of a baby and pre-school teacher
  • Understand and be able to plan baby and pre-school lessons
  • Be able to produce a scheme of work and lesson plan
  • Be able to teach baby and pre-school aquatic activities and the correct holds
  • Understand and be able to evaluate a baby and pre-school lesson
  • Understand the benefits of baby and pre-school swimming
  • Know the hygiene and safety requirements for baby and pre-school swimming
  • Understand the importance of communication within a baby and pre-school lesson
  • Know the stages of child development.
In order to attend the course, learners must:

  • Be 18 years old at the time of the assessment
  • Hold STA membership.

It is recommended learners undertake a safeguarding course applicable to the country they are working within.

  • Learners will be assessed on their theoretical knowledge and practical teaching
  • Learners must correctly answer 7 out of 10 verbal questions, complete 1 lesson plan and 1 scheme of work to the satisfaction of the tutor
  • Throughout the course, learners will undertake practical teaching on a range of babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in an adult and child setting
  • For the practical assessment, learners are required to teach a 15-minute swimming lesson to a small group of pairs. The lesson must be taught independently by the learner without prompting or guidance from the tutor.

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