What happens on Nipper days?
Each Sunday begins with a short meeting at the nipper’s area located on the lawn behind the supporters club at 8 am. All children and parents are required to attend these meetings, as it is a great way to find out what is happening in the club and how the morning will be run.
All nippers assemble with their age groups and Age Managers at this time. After the meeting, parents must sign the children on for the morning with their Age Managers and then remain at the beach for safety reasons in accordance with SLSA Policy.
Once signed on everyone proceeds to their designated areas for the commencement of the program for the morning. Any child who arrives to sign on without a parent/guardian present, unfortunately, will not be allowed to participate in nipper activities for the morning. No child is to be left on the beach unsupervised by a parent/guardian.
The nipper’s beach area is set out in three distinct sections, Swim, Board and Sprints. During the nipper’s day, each age group spends time in each of the area’s developing the skills appropriate to their age. Green Caps (under 6 and 7’s) have their own area and specialised training program.
****Age Managers require assistance with water safety and with teaching the children skills, however only qualified water safety officers may assist with water activities and only members who hold a Blue Card (suitability for working with children check) are allowed to assist on the beach. Training is provided for parents wanting to become water safety officers. Please ask your Age Manager how you can help.****