Beach Kidz was formed in 2010….
While teaching learn to swim to preschoolers and babies, Ange Johnston (Founder of Beach Kidz Preschool Beach Programme Ltd) was spending a lot of time in discussions with parents around wanting a beach activity on one of their local beaches that would encourage active play and water safety for their younger children.
From this point, Beach Kidz was formed, trialled and the fun began!
Our Beach Kidz Instructors have a range of relevant experience in early childhood education and/or swimming instruction for toddlers and/or surf lifesaving. All staff are First Aid qualified.
What we are all about!
Beach Kidz Preschool Beach Programme Ltd is a unique programme for preschoolers aged between two and four years of age. Sessions are 45 minutes long and take place on the beach along within the surrounding areas.
While enrolled in the Beach Kidz Programme over the summer months, families are encouraged to continue with swimming lessons in a pool environment. Bringing swimming skills and water confidence from a pool environment to a beach, lake or river environment supports a child to transfer skills over with confidence, and understand the importance of being safe in and around water wherever they go. Beach Kidz develops unique skills and knowledge in the beach environment to complement what kids already know and can do. Our programme also caters for those children that are new to the beach environment.
Safety always comes first at Beach Kidz, and within our programme we ensure the involvement of the parent/caregiver at all times for this reason, along with encouraging active play for families. Many parents are non-confident themselves in and around water so our programme also involves building confidence within the parents/caregivers through teaching safe practices and behaviours. This allows parents/caregivers to understand boundaries and to feel more confident supporting their children in the beach environment.
We love to enjoy our coastline where there is unlimited opportunities to learn and explore, and have fun in the sun.
Come and join us this Summer!