Local children's services
Music Time with Shire Kids brings children and carers together in a fun and relaxed environment. We currently offer sessions in Kirrawee, Jannali and Menai. Each session includes half an hour of free play before the Music Time session. At only $7.50 per child or $10 for 2 or more children, it is an affordable option for most families.
We offer casual, drop in or a prepaid card which has no expiry. We know the struggle of parenthood and how kids can become sick, agitated or simply not willing to get out of the house. We have you covered there as we never ask you to commit time wise or money wise.
Founded and run by mums, Music Time teaches the basics of movement, coordination and routine recognition all whilst having a truckload of fun! We also cater to special needs children who attend our sessions regularly. We do not create “special” sessions for special needs as anyone can adapt to our program and benefit from what we provide. We are inclusive of everyone and were recognised at the 2018 Local Business Awards for the “Access and Inclusion” section.
All our sessions are drop in allowing the freedom for parents to come along when they please – if you don’t feel like getting out of your pj’s, then simply don’t come that day. We will be there to welcome you next week!
Come along and try our sessions at various Shire locations.
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If you find yourself endlessly searching for things to do with the kids in the Sutherland Shire then make sure Shire Kids becomes your first stop.
We have searched high and low to bring you the most comprehensive directory the Sutherland Shire has to offer. On our site you will find free activities, paid courses, sporting clubs to join and party venues. We cover parks, playgrounds, child-friendly cafes, shops for the children or the mum-to-be, fun things to do in the school holidays and of course the latest events to help you plan your social calendar.
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Your one-stop childcare destination – for over 40 years Council’s early and middle years childcare specialists have been providing care and education via 11 Early Education Centres, Family Day Care, Vacation Care and Before & After School Care. All of Council’s services operate at or above the childcare industry’s National Quality Standards.
Children’s Services operates 11 Early Education Centres, a Family Day Care program, Vacation Care, and a Before & After School Care service.
Avocado Smash make fresh and funky music for families with children aged 2 – 7 years!
We love exploring different languages, themes and musical elements from around the world to reflect and celebrate the community around us.
Our songs include ‘Snap Goes the Gecko’, incorporating Bahasa Indonesia, ‘I Like to Eat Rice with My Hands’, which playfully looks at how different cultures enjoy food and ‘I Ride My Bike’ a universal favourite.
Avocado Smash features some of Sydney’s finest performing artists who bring together music, dance and a passion for early childhood education. Our new show, debuting at Sydney Fringe Festival, features multiple instruments, vocal harmonies and engaging dance moves that are sure to have you and your little ones up on your feet moving and grooving.
Baby Sensory was the first baby program to offer a complete approach to learning and sensory development from birth to 13 months. Designed to stimulate, educate and provide precious memories during the all-important first year of life.
What makes Baby Sensory unique is that every activity has been carefully designed to stimulate your baby’s senses and move development and learning forwards. Behind every Baby Sensory session, there’s an incredibly detailed lesson plan backing up everything your baby touches, sees, hears, smells and feels!
Baby Sensory provides ideas for creative play, massage, tummy time, movement, and music in simple practical ways that can be easily repeated at home. We also use a combination of original and traditional songs and rhymes to develop early speech and language skills, and sensory signing activities to help you and your baby communicate from birth.
All you need to do is come along! We’ve done the research so that you and your baby can spend time focusing on each other and having huge amounts of fun!
KRS Dance are thrilled to have bought babyballet® to the Shire. The babyballet dance program is the perfect foundation for tiny dancers as it also encourages cognitive, physical, social, emotional and language development. It’s been designed to develop body awareness using basic dance exercises, movement and song. The use of props, scarves and musical instruments help the tiny dancers to learn expression, rhythm and music appreciation.
Our Tots classes are brand new this year and they are excellent baby sensory classes, packaged with Music, dance, song and fun! Tots classes are a musical playtime with singing, mime, toys and socialising for parent/carer and baby to enjoy together. The introduction of movements, activities, props and musical instruments allow the little children to increase body awareness and self-control in a relaxed and caring environment. The classes also offer an excellent social aspect for parents and carers so you are sure to meet new friends at these welcoming sessions.
Tots – 6m – 18m
Tinies – 18m-3yrs
Movers – 3 & 4 yrs
Groovers – 4 – 6 years
Tappers – 2 – 4 years
Classes are run by the fantastic Team at KRS Dance. Come along for a free trial.
We provide exceptional care & education to children aged 0-5 years of age in a beautiful home like environment. We have two beautiful locations in the Sutherland shire- Sylvania & Menai.
Our Educators are highly qualified and experienced providing children with so much care and attention.
We offer stimulating and creative learning opportunities to children based on their interests and emerging development. Our learning curriculum ensures to provide children with many hands on learning opportunities that capture their curiosity, and which embraces children’s cultures and home experiences.
Our centres ensure that we meet all areas of health and safety and integrate aspects of the Early Years Learning Framework.
Our services are committed in providing our precious children with so much love and care in a safe and happy learning environment. We offer a fully approved school preparation program that fosters all areas of a child’s development and skills. We have a big focus on literacy and mathematical concepts and engage the children in a range of art and craft activities.
Chantel’s Kindergarten Menai is taking enrolments now!! We have just come to Menai and are offering a grand opening special- $100 off your administration fee and $100 off your first weeks fees.
Fun Central is a Dance and Acrobatics school that is just for fun! Located in the Boomerang Hall in Sylvania we offer classes for all ages and gender including Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre/Singing and Recreational Acrobatics for Beginners up to Advanced. We do not attend any competitions or eisteddfods and in the classroom there is no favouritism or ‘front line.’ Our classes and costumes are very reasonably priced, and we have a great end of year concert that is also very affordable.
Go! Kidz is a range of veggie-packed, “Fresh-Frozen” meals for kids 5-18 years. Classics such as Lasagne, Meatballs & Pasta, Cottage Pie, Pasta Bolognese and our super-healthy Chicken Nuggets. Each meal has been nutritionally composed by dieticians using only fresh Aussie produce – local vegetables and free-range meats, no nasties and cooked like you do at home.
Go! Kidz was founded simply because we love children and feel it’s every parents obligation to provide the best for their kids in whatever situation.
As parents, we want our children to experience everything, to be inquisitive, to discover, learn, explore, feel, understand and develop in to the most wholesome human beings they can be, and we believe it all starts with the food they eat. Food is fuel, and your body is the engine that drives everything we are as people; put the bad stuff in and your body won’t work as well.
For children, it’s even more important to have a healthy, balanced intake of food to ensure they have the energy to keep up with their activities at home, school, hobbies and fun-time.
There is an enormous body of research that directly correlates the food children eat to their physical and mental wellbeing, how they learn, concentrate and creative problem solve, to their sense of self-esteem and how they interact socially.
However, the reality of life, is that, as parents and the guardians of our precious little bundles of love, more often than not, although we may have the all best intentions in the world, life gets in the way, we get back late from a swimming lesson, a dance class, basketball practice, music tuition, or work!
Cooking food takes planning, preparation and a whole heap of time, which let’s face it, there isn’t enough of!!
That’s why we launched Go! Kidz – as parents ourselves who care about what our kids eat but recognise it’s not always easy to have healthy, nutritious, tasty food on the table exactly when you need it, we have devised a range of meals that have been battle-tested on real live children between the ages of 5-12 years. We’ve taken meals they already love and made super tasty, super healthy versions – your kids won’t even know they’re packed with vegetables, ancient grains, wholewheat ingredients, organic grain fed and free-range meats and eggs.
We want children to be excited about food, understand how and where it’s grown, how the farmers love their produce and care for it to make it the best it possibly can be without adding chemicals, grown the way nature intended it to be.
Grace Studios opened its doors in 2010 and is today an award winning studio.
Grace Studios is one of the Sutherland Shire’s leading performing arts schools preparing students for formal, internationally recognised qualifications in the arts. We also offer online coaching to students right across Australia. All of our tutors are AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) and GUILD Singing qualified, providing coaching for acting, speech and drama, singing and musical theatre.
For the past two years our studio director has ranked in the top 4 most outstanding AMEB Speech and Drama teachers in the state of NSW. We prepare students from early childhood right up to university level qualifications. Whether you want to just have fun and try a new skill, or are serious about professional qualifications and industry experience, our tutors can support you on your journey.
Grace Studios is a creative community that promotes inclusion and positive risk taking, helping students to appreciate their own unique qualities and find joy in doing what they love.
As government registered Creative Kids service providers, we also offer $100 of free tuition to all students under the age of 18yrs living in NSW.
Happy Healthy Whole Living runs weekly Kids + Teens Yoga and Mindfulness classes in Engadine.
Classes include yoga poses and flows, games, mindfulness activities, art/craft and an introduction to meditation. Classes are engaging, with age-specific themes, run in a relaxed and supportive environment.
Classes cater for 3 age groups – Preschool age (3-5 years), Primary school age (5-12 years) and Teens (13-18 years), and are available to attend on a casual basis for $10 per class per child/teen.
Participants are encouraged to have fun and be creative, whilst building crucial social and emotional skills, and improving their physical fitness.
Classes are taught by Michelle Huby – an Engadine local, Mum to 2 young daughters, and qualified Kids Yoga Teacher. Michelle is particularly passionate about the wellbeing of children and teens – in the areas of mental health, nutrition and active lifestyle promotion.
If you are looking for an activity which builds strength, flexibility, coordination and balance, and boosts confidence and self-awareness – these classes are perfect for your child/teen.
Happy Healthy Whole Living also offers private lessons for those who would prefer a more individualised experience, or who cannot attend current timetabled classes.
* Happy Healthy Whole Living’s mission is to ignite the passion within from a young age, so that children and teens develop a strong connection to their own health and wellbeing, and acquire the tools to support them through life’s journey.
Kelly Mini Sports teach the kids the basics of soccer, AFL, basketball, cricket, rugby and tennis and we change the sport every two weeks.
We run sessions indoors, and the sessions aim for the kids to have fun learning new skills, listening to their coach and interacting with their friends.