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Hello My name is Jan Phelps.

 I would like to share a little bit about myself and Aqua4baby.

I started training for Aquanatal just under 6 years ago now under the watchful eye of Chris Johnston who is the midwife who started these classes in the area and Francoise Barbira Freedman the owner of Birthlight.
In October 2010, I passed my qualification with Distinction and I have been running Aqua4baby for 3 years and have enjoyed teaching these classes, sharing experiences and being able to reflect from experience and personal knowledge of delivering two children myself.
I have used the classes for both of my Pregnancies; who then the classes were taught by Chris Johnston and her business partner Sue. 
My first child; I was working in London and travelling daily by train to work were i worked as a Personal Assistant to the Head of housekeeping in the Tower Thistle hotel, it  did mean that I had to organise staff and run the floors at all hours. I was tired but found the pool to be of great benefit especially taking the weight of my legs after 10 hours of work.  After having my first child, I then worked at the Great Waltham school as a chef where i found again my job to be very tiring on my legs and body, lifting pans and making sure with Chef that everything was ready on time. Also having to organise my little one.
Aqua natal refreshed my body and mind by giving me great benefits to me, my sleep increase and joints eased, lying on my tummy on the woggles was just bliss, feeling my baby move and the time in the water just allowed us to bond and share our growing love, with the added bonus I was able to take forward breathing techniques and tips shared by other mums to be into my labour.
When Chris Johnston approach me to train up as a Teacher I was overwhelmed and delighted, she introduced me to Michelle McGeorge who we now run Little Otters Swimming in Essex and Michelle runs Aquanatal classes
aquacalm4mums2b in Wickford
It is a honour to share my knowledge with the mums to be and give them the me time that I enjoyed with my unborn child. Something no mum to be should miss.
email me now on and lets get you started as soon as I can after your first scan.

Michelle and Myself at the Billericay Pregnancy Information Evening
next one is the 2nd July 2015 at the Ivory Rooms 

My qualifications as Teacher and Owner of Aqua4baby
CPD award 19th April 2015 ( learning new things all the time)

Birthlight Aqua yoga diploma (includes Prenatal and Postnatal) passed with Distinction.
Level 1 - in Pool and Plantroom Health & Safety and Chemical Handling as i believe in understanding the Health and Safety of the pools i work in.
National Rescue Award in Infant Life Support
Associate Members of the Swimming Teachers Association.


Registered with The Midwifes Aquanatal register due to my training with Chris Johnston.


BA Hons In Hotel and Catering Operations Management