Bringing families together through play and beach safety.


A love for the water, combined with a background in Surf Lifesaving and many years as a pre-school swim instructor, led to the creation of Beach Kidz. As a summer beach safety programme for under fives, Beach Kidz uses fun on land and in water activities to help children learn through play. 

Established in 2010, the programme gives children confidence and skills - not just for the beach environment but for all other areas of their lives, such as following instructions, social interaction, motor skills and more. The activities are based around key learning for preschoolers, and all learnt through having FUN!

 Each class thrives off the caregiver participation, with a one-to-one ratio of caregiver to child that allows each child to feel safe and relaxed. This also makes the classes accessible to anyone as we can go at the pace of each individual, no matter their need. 

As a bonus this means our families gain confidence together - like one of our mums who now feels she can take her kids to the beach alone, or another of our families who “play Beach Kidz” whenever they’re at the beach now.  

Over the years Beach Kidz has become so much more than a beach safety programme. It’s become a favourite activity for many families - igniting a love and confidence for the beach, excitement for learning, and giving them a weekly date together where phones and outside pressures are forgotten. 

Our programme is a safe, fun and active environment for everyone, giving families an opportunity to learn, bond and share experiences together.  

We can’t wait for you and your family to join us!


Want to know what to expect in our classes? Fun, fun for everyone!

Our programme is built around learning through play - a philosophy backed by growing evidence that play is beneficial for life-long learning and creating connections in a child’s brain.

In our classes this looks like:

• Activities that use a mixture of physical and mental skills.
• The ability to learn at each child’s individual pace.
• One-to-one caregiver-to-child ratio, supporting caregiver beach safety skills while helping the children feel safe and comfortable.
• Creativity, exploration and fun in a safe and supportive environment.
• Repetition of activities encouraging progression of new skills and abilities, and so children can feel achievement when they ‘get it’.
• Making beach and water safety and enjoyable experience rather than scary or overwhelming one.