Returning to work after having children can be a daunting prospect however there are jobs that can fit around the needs of your family.

“Jobs for parents” are family-friendly positions that may be full-time,  part-time, flexi-time, term-time, temporary contracts or even working from home.

If you have a vacancy to fill and would like to advertise the role on Doncaster Mumbler then please contact us here.

Baby & PreSchool Teacher – Puddle Ducks Doncaster

We’re recruiting at Puddle Ducks Doncaster and South Humberside to work in the Rotherham and Doncaster Areas – Hours to suit your work:life balance.

At Puddle Ducks we want every child to love swimming, respect the water and swim beautifully. That’s why our standards are the highest and our approach is unique.

Our highly trained and qualified teachers are experts at identifying children’s levels of ability and adapting activities to the individual, nurturing confidence and encouraging natural ability.

Our lessons are taught in specially selected pools with limited class sizes. Classes incorporate rhyme (our bespoke songs have been written by professional musicians) and movement based on extensive child development research.

Our programmes and teacher training are continuously developed in the latest techniques, ensuring our teaching standards remain the highest.

We are recruiting a part time baby and preschool swimming teacher/swimming instructor (for our classes for ages 0-4 years) to work in and around the Rotherham/Doncaster area teaching baby and preschool children.

It takes someone very special to become a swimming teacher but you don’t need to have experience of teaching already (although it would be an advantage). We are looking for people with the following attributes:

To enjoy being in the water and able to swim
Confident, friendly and warm personality
Flexible approach and team worker
Enjoy being around children
Someone with a passion to teach babies and children a skill for life and build their water confidence

About the Role
A fantastic opportunity to join an exciting organisation and still have time with your family. The job satisfaction is like no other. Puddle Ducks offers continuous support to all teachers as well as provides the lesson plans to teach each week.

Our business is totally dependent upon having the best teachers. Commitment, passion, loyalty and the ability to create a good rapport with children, carers (usually mothers), babies and small children are all absolutely essential. Our customers need to know their teacher loves their job and this will be reflected in the way they teach.

Teaching swimming classes in the Rotherham and Doncaster areas
Must be able to commit to at least one weekend shift

Due to the nature of the role there are several training courses that need to be undertaken to qualify as a Puddle Ducks teacher/instructor including an internal course.

The rewards are amazing. It is no surprise that baby swimming teachers are constantly smiling. Their lives are full of happy parents, babies and toddlers, giggles and smiles.

Hear From Our Teachers | Puddle Ducks

If you would like more information please get in touch

Starting salary: £14.00 per hour increasing to £18.00 per hour

Additional pay:

  • Bonus scheme


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Profit sharing
  • Wellness programme

Experience is preferred but not essential as full training will be given.



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Could you run a Mumbler Franchise?

Join the Mumbler Family. 

A Mumbler franchise is an award-winning completely flexible business; a business that can be run and managed around your family, pre-school children, school hours and school holidays.

If you love Doncaster Mumbler, why not run your own Mumbler site nearby and discover the benefits of working for yourself at the core of your local parenting community.

We are looking for franchisees in Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

Find out more about Mumbler Franchise opportunities here

Join our Guide Dogs family! Volunteers needed in Doncaster

Joining the Guide Dogs family means that together we will be helping more people with sight loss to live actively, independently, and well.

We have a variety of roles that contribute to the work we do. Whether you can give a minute, an hour, or a lifetime we have something for you. You can work directly with our dogs or with people who are visually impaired. You can support raising awareness of our services, organise events for us and much more.

Without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to reach and support as many visually impaired people as we do. We’re thankful for every one of our volunteers and want to continue expanding our Guide Dogs family to support more people.

There are lots of local volunteer opportunities in the Wharfedale & Carven area. Search and apply for a volunteering opportunity near you here.

Study: The Impact of Rising Cost of Living on Infant Feeding

This study by York St John University is aimed at understanding the impact the rising cost of living may be having on infant feeding.

This study is only open to Yorkshire and Humber parents and the findings will inform the Yorkshire and Infant Feeding Discussion Day planned for the 9th of January 2024 at York St John University.

The survey is open to parents with children under the age of 2 and should take about 5-10mins to complete. You can access the survey via the link here.  Many thanks for your input.