FM Nippers
Our Program

At FM our Nipper team promote an inclusive, fun, and pressure free environment. Our focus is making friends, having fun, and learning the skills to stay safe in the surf. While not all of our Nippers will stay on to complete their training to become a Lifesaver, we can guarantee that they enjoy the time they have with our Club and carry the skills they learnt with us into the future.
Our Fairy Meadow Nipper program runs each week during the summer months with a short break over the Christmas period.

Nippers 2023-2024

FM Nippers is back!
Join us on the 15th October from 10am – 12pm for our Open Day. Registrations can be made on the day. Normal Nipper activities will commence the following weekend.

Existing members can renew their Membership here or email if you require further assistance.

New Members wishing to register early should contact for detailed registration information. Just send an email with the subject line “2023 registration”.

The registration fees for the 2023/24 season are:

Junior Member – under 6 age group to under 14 age group$40.00
Adult General Member (1 Parent/Guardian must register per family)$20.00
Family Memberships: 1 adult + 1 junior $60.00
Family Membership:1 adult + 2 juniors $100.00
Family Membership: 1 adult + 3 or more juniors$100 + $30 per child
Yes – we accept Active Kids vouchers.

Creating future lifesavers

At its core Nippers is a pathway to becoming a Lifesaver and at FM we help our Nippers achieve their potential to develop their skills, and confidence to become great Lifesavers. As kids progress through the age groups, they learn more advanced surf skills with a focus on being safe in the surf.

At age 13 Nippers will complete their Surf Rescue Certificate as part of their weekly Nipper activities. This course teaches CPR, Communication skills, introduces Patrol operations and rescue techniques. It is the stepping stone to the Bronze Medallion which the Nippers go on to complete at age 15. The Bronze Medallion is the core qualification required to be a Lifesaver.

Child Safety

Fairy Meadow Surf Life Saving Club is committed to the safety and wellbeing of every child and young person who takes part in our activities, programs, events or services. The Child Safe Code of Conduct applies to all members and associated parties as outlined in the Child Safety Policy

Surf Life Saving NSW members who work directly with children under the age of 18 must complete a Working with Children Check (WWCC), unless their role is exempt under the legislation.

Must read resources

SLSNSW has a range of useful resources for all aspects of Junior Activities.

Using this link you will find information on:
– Learning goals for each age group
– Water safety requirements
– Age Manager course resources
– Nipper activities
– Much more!



Each year our Nippers undertake a preliminary skills evaluation in the pool. This is undertaken to assess where our Nippers are up to, helps us work out water safety requirements for Sunday Nippers and identify Children who might need some extra help.

Its always a fun day and its a great way to see how far our little Nippers have come since the previous year.

You can see what your Child will be completing on the day!

Social Media

Make sure you follow our Fairy Meadow Nippers Facebook page to get all the latest Nipper updates.

Follow our Club Facebook page Fairy Meadow SLSC for all your Club updates including upcoming events.

We love sharing photos and videos on our Social pages. If you capture any great moments with your kids at Nippers and are happy to share them online – You can upload them to our Facebook group chat or email them to

Registered Nippers join our fm Slack

FM has moved to Slack for our main platform for internal communication. Members can join via a link provided in your emails and the FM Newsletter. You may also contact the Social Media Officer to receive the link.

Slack allows us to break up our communication into separate channels – meaning you only receive information relevant to you! you can edit your notification settings for each individual channels.

Members can direct message each other or post in a channel, join working groups and collaborate, upload files and much more.

Slack is available on iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows

To find out more contact:

Our Nipper team at: