Bring the Annie & the Waves program to your early learning center and help your children and families engage in beach and coastal safety learning early on.

Our Early Childhood Sessions have been created to provide young children, teachers and parents with education around coastal safety with our surf lifesavers.

Young children are one of the highest risk groups for drownings and teaching them to stay safe in and around water is vital to ensuring they can learn how to keep themselves safe. Each child receives a Certificate and a Beach Safety Checklist to take home to their family with each Center provided with activity sheets.

About the program

  • 45 minute sessions
  • Story book time
  • Sensory learning & play
  • Beach safety
  • Dress up time
  • Marine creatures
  • Singing & moving
  • Pretending & imagining
  • Activity sheets

Where is this program available?

We will present this program at your ECC if you are located in Greater Sydney, Wollongong or the Central Coast.

This program is fully funded with no costs to your centre.

Yes? We have multicultural presenters who can present to your children.

We provide each child who participates in the program a Beach Safety Super Star Certificate and a Beach Safety Super Star Checklist. These are take-home resources for the children to share with their parents. We also provide your center with activity sheets as part of the program.


To register your centre for a session please complete the booking form:

What else would you like to explore?

Ask a Lifesaver!

Are you working on an assignment, need a fact for a project you are trying to finish, or just out of curiosity would like your question answered by our lifesavers who are passionate about beach and ocean safety? Ask our Lifesavers!

Beach & Ocean Safety

Be prepared before you head to the beach and learn our useful tips to keep you, your family, your friends and your loved ones safe when you visit our beautiful coast!

How to stay safe at the beach

The beach is for everyone to enjoy. Knowing how to stay safe while at the beach will make sure that you and your family have the best day possible.

Learn about marine creatures

There are lots of amazing marine creatures that live in the ocean and on our beaches. What are the ones you should look out for when you visit the beach?

What is a surf lifesaver?

Each summer over 20,000 members of SLSNSW put on the iconic red and yellow uniforms at beaches across the state. So who exactly are these heroes in red and yellow? Let's find out!

What is a rip current?

Rip currents are one of the biggest dangers at the beach. Knowing what a rip is, how to spot one and how to avoid one is key to staying safe at the beach.

What is a wave?

Waves can be fun. You can dive under them, jump over them, watch them gently roll to shore or be awed by their power as they crash on the beach. So how are they formed?

Get Creative!

Here you will find some fun, interesting and educational beach and ocean themed activities for kids. Get creative as you learn about staying safe at the beach and protecting our oceans and exploring through sensory play.

Explore a rock pool

Next time you're at the beach, head down to the rock pool and explore all the amazing aquatic and marine life.

Beach fun with the Minions!

Get the kids learning with the Minions! Free beach safety activity sheets and and posters for your kids. They will absolutely love them!

Annie & the Waves

Learn how to stay safe at the beach with our lifesavers Grace, Liam & Louise. They will take your children on a narrated journey with Annie as she goes on holiday to the beach.