Active Baby Company Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions
By enrolling and taking part in our classes you agree to our Ts and Cs.
Payment is due before the start of all lessons. Payment due dates are sent in your confirmation email and your space is only guaranteed once payment has been received. If you do not make payment by this date your space may be offered to the next person on the waiting list.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Refunds and Cancellations:
Active Baby Company Ltd is under no obligation to refund or transfer any monies in the event that you are unable to attend part of, or the entire course. Missed classes cannot be refunded or transferred under any circumstances. If you miss a class or during the holidays, try to go swimming regularly as babies and children progress best with regular swimming. Should you wish to cancel your booking for the next course within 14 days of the commencement date of the term/course/class (up until 12pm noon the day before) we will issue you a refund minus an administration charge of £20.00. This applies to both new and existing clients. We regret that once the course has commenced; regardless of circumstances we cannot issue refunds or credits. Once the term has started, we are unable to offer any refund and 100% cancellation fees are applicable.
If you wish to withdraw your child from the term on medical grounds, then we require a letter from your GP or specialist detailing the nature of your child’s ailment and confirming that your child has been medically advised not to swim for the period of the relevant term. We also require a formal letter of withdrawal and request for refund from you. Any refund given on these grounds shall be apportioned according to the number of lessons remaining on the course, from the date of receipt of the aforementioned doctor’s certificate and your written notification minus an administration charge of £20. The refund will then be sent to you at the end of the term via cheque to the name and address we have on file.
We are unable to “save” a space without full payment of the current term. Should you wish to “skip” a term this is your prerogative however we are unable to “save” your space and you will need to contact us again when you wish to re-start and we will check availability at that time.
Active Baby Company Ltd reserves the right to change lesson times and in some exceptional circumstances cancel classes. In the instance that a pool cannot be used we will reschedule your lesson at the nearest available pool that day. If Active Baby Company Ltd is unable to re-schedule the same date of cancellation within 2 hours of your “usual” class time and within 20 minutes’ drive of your current pool, we will re-schedule at the end of term/add a week on. In this instance Active Baby Company is not responsible for any travel expenses incurred or for non-attendance of the re-scheduled lesson.
In the event of us having to cancel a lesson we will issue a credit against your next term’s lessons or refund via cheque to the name and address we have on file for you. Only under these circumstances will refunds be issued to swimmers.
CODE OF CONDUCT / POOL SAFETY
We ask that you follow this Code of Conduct not only to ensure you enjoy your experience, but for the safety and wellbeing of all attendees.
For our Baby and pre-school classes we ask that one adult must enter the water with each baby/toddler. That adult is exclusively responsible for the safety of the baby/toddler both in the pool, changing rooms and the surrounding areas. Siblings in the class or on poolside must be accompanied by a second adult.
Nappies and Wetsuits
Babies/children under 4 years (or not fully toilet trained) must adhere to the Happy Nappy ‘double layer’ system. A baby wrap and swim nappy is not adequate.
As part of our terms and conditions your child MUST wear DOUBLE protection in the pool or you will be liable for costs if your baby/child soils in the pool. Just a swim nappy is NOT adequate – accidents happen and an accident in the pool could be costly to you. If you are unsure at all, please DO NOT risk it – DOUBLE NAPPY! This includes a swim nappy AND EITHER a Happy Nappy OR a Baby Snug. You can provide your own nappies or alternatively you can purchase them directly from us, further details & images can be found on our website.
Active Baby Company runs a ‘double nappy’ system and recommends these options for swimwear for your child:
Active Baby Company Ltd reserves the right to refuse entry into the pool without the appropriate swimwear. Please take all used/soiled nappies and rubbish home with you.
Please note we do not provide changing mats at any of our venues due to health and safety; however, you can bring your own.
Older swimmers please wear swimwear which fits (not board shorts or floaty swimming costumes) for streamlining and effective teaching. Boys and Girls: Please wear a swim hat if hair falls in the face when wet. Just tying hair back is not always sufficient.
We use pools which are an average of 30 degrees.
Should you, your child (or the adult taking your child into the water) have any known or suspected medical condition then please consult with a doctor or other medical practitioner before coming swimming and please ensure you have disclosed any relevant medical needs/issues to the teacher as it could affect the swimming program you receive.
Whilst the family atmosphere we try to encourage means that parents/grandparents feel comfortable taking photographs or video footage we would ask that everyone remains sensitive to the feelings of others and always stop filming should they be asked to do so. Active Baby Company Ltd reserves the right to use our underwater and class photographs for publicity purposes. However, in each instance we will ask your permission and endeavour to send you copies of any articles/features in which your baby might be featured. There is strictly no photography or videoing permitted at The Hilton or Billing pools. If you wish to take photographs or video at The Gateway pool or Daventry, prior permission must be obtained from the Instructor and we will always check with the rest of the class. No lengthy recording or reproducing of our classes and activities is permitted. Due to glass breakage, smart phones and computer tablets are not permitted around the poolside.
VALUABLES AND JEWELLERY
Active Baby Company Ltd cannot accept any responsibility for the loss of any personal possessions. All valuables are left in changing rooms or on the poolside at your own risk. All jewellery (except wedding rings) should be removed before entering the water. Jewellery/watches can be a hazard and we advise they are not worn during swimming. All personal items must be taken home at the end of each lesson. Swimming goggles may be worn at the owner’s risk. Any personal belongings are left at the owners’ risk. We do not provide a lost property service.
In the event of an emergency all swimmers and spectators will immediately stop what they are doing and wait for further instructions.
Parking at any of our venues is at your own risk, we do not accept any liability to your car or your personal possessions. All parking and pool specific information is sent with confirmation emails.
EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
In the absence of any proven negligence, lack of due diligence or breach of duty by the instructor(s), Active Baby Company or its employees, the participation of you, your spouse/partner, child or those in whose care you have placed your child for the lesson is at your own risk. You are fully responsible for all the applications of Active Baby Company Ltd you may practise outside the classes now and in the future.
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