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.
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.
- 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.