Northern Beaches Mums Group
Northern Beaches Mums Group

Back To School Guide Term 1 2021

School is back and that means it’s time to find new classes and activities!

We have joined up with some amazing businesses to bring you this guide for Term 1 2021. We have a wide variety of classes and activities for babies, girls and boys!


Tailored English and Maths Tuition

Boost your child’s school results – and their confidence – with specialist after school tuition. The tutors deliver maths and english tuition for students from Kindy to Year 10. Tuition caters for those who need a bit of extra help to keep up and for those wanting to excel and everyone in between.

NumberWorks’nWords will help bring out the best in your child by tailoring the tuition to match their individual needs. All learning programs are relevant to what they learn in class. More than 30 years tutoring children is testament to the success of the programs. Right now NumberWorks’nWords is offering free assessments which will let you know how your child is doing and how to help them reach their potential.  

They are a registered Creative Kids Provider for all of the English programs!

Click on the link to book your FREE ASSESSMENT today, or call if you would like to have a chat!

Phone: Dee Why – 9982 4859 | Mona Vale – 9979 5476
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Facebook: NumberWorks’nWords Maths and English Tuition
Location: Dee Why & Mona Vale

Springfree Trampoline

Whether looking for ways to keep your kids active this summer or an excuse to spend more time outdoors while at home, a trampoline is a great option for after school backyard fun. Springfree Trampoline offers the safest trampoline on the market, with a revolutionary springless design that has eliminated 90% of product related injuries. But not only have they designed the world’s safest trampoline, it is also the highest quality and longest lasting trampoline with the best warranty – a full 10 years on the whole trampoline – so you can create lasting memories summer after summer of safe backyard play… and, of course, endless hours of fun.

Springfree Trampoline have been providing a safe play option for Aussie families for over 25 years and look forward to seeing how they can bring some Springfree joy to your family. Contact them today or head to their website to learn more.

Phone: 1800 586 772
Facebook: Springfree Trampoline
Instagram: springfreetrampoline_au

Plié, Groove’n’Shuffle School of Performing Arts

Offering classes in jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, lyrical/contemporary, musical theatre, breakdance, boys hip hop, tiny tots, singing, drama, tumbling & a highly successful cheerleading program – holding multiple National Titles!

  • Plié nurture & develop performers from tinies to professionals
  • Encourage teamwork, friendship & mindfulness
  • Provide a supportive, innovative & inspirational learning environment

Plié was recognised as the Northern Beaches Most Outstanding Performing Arts Business in 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 & in 2019 was awarded the Most Outstanding Performing Arts Business in Australia! 

They are an Active & Creative Kids Provider. Join for a free trial! 

Phone: 9984 0988

NS Swim School

Join NS Swim School for Parent and Babies Classes

Drowning statistics have increased exponentially since COVID. This is due to pools being closed, swimming lessons and swim confidence ceasing. We live on the Northern Beaches and our natural instinct is to be outdoors. This increases the potential for accidents in water, whether that be in the backyard pool, bath, beach or even in buckets of water. 

Parents understanding the importance of water safety skills and helping their child build confidence and awareness of what happens to their bodies when they are in the water, is crucial.

NS Swim School parent and baby classes teach parents the foundations of swimming including basic holds, body positioning, breath control and simple movements, which may enable your child to have an automatic response to survive if they fall into water. Some of these responses are rolling over to float or turning around and kicking and/or paddling back to an edge of a pool.  

All parents and babies from 6 to 36 months are invited to join these classes, ensuring a pathway to a safe and happy swimming life.

First lesson is free when you sign up for 10 lessons.  

Remember “swimming is a life skill forever”. NS Swim School want to help you have the same love for swimming as they do.

Phone: 9907 4637
Facebook: NS Swim School
Location: 9B Green Street, Brookvale

C.A.P.A. Academy


Dance, Acting, Singing & Acrobatics.

C.A.P.A. Academy WARRIEWOOD is a place where every student is able to learn, achieve and express themselves while attending performing arts classes in a friendly, professional environment. Classes are capped to ensure each student has the best experience in every class. Qualified teachers and industry specialists instruct excellent classes in state of the art COVID- 19 safe facilities. 

Age Groups: Pre-School 3-5yrs, Pre-Junior 5-6yrs, Junior 7-9yrs, Pre-Teen 10-12yrs, Teen 13-14yrs, Pre-Senior 15-18yrs and Adults 18+

Dance: RAD Ballet, Contemporary-Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theatre, Jazz and Funk
Drama: Acting for Stage, Screen, Movement, Improvisation, Voice and Characterisations
Singing: Technique, Skills, Harmonies, Repertoire and Performance
Acrobatics: Stretch, Strength, Balancing, Tumbling, Silks, Lyra and Contortion

Classes – Competition Teams – Examinations – One on one Coaching

They are Active & Creative Kids providers and a COVID Safe Business.

Phone: 0402 726 676
Location: Unit 24, 14 Jubilee Avenue, Warriewood

Northern Beaches Dance Academy

Northern Beaches Dance Academy is one of the Northern Beaches longest & most successful dance schools.

They pride themselves on quality not quantity & provide a fun & nurturing atmosphere for all students, whether they are dancing for fun or following their dream of becoming a dancer.

Their staff are qualified & caring who pride themselves on making classes fun & creative while helping students reach their full potential.

Classes are offered for all ages, in all styles, for all abilities.

They offer classes in:

  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Contemporary
  • Hip Hop
  • Boys Hip Hop
  • Musical Theatre
  • Adult Ballet
  • Eisteddfod classes & solo work
  • Classical Intensive Program (for the serious dancer)
  • Ballet Bubs (for 2 & 3 Year olds)

With studios in both Mona Vale & Newport, they are Active & Creative Kids providers and a COVID Safe Business.

Facebook: Northern Beaches Dance Academy
Instagram: northernbeachesdanceacademy
Locations: Mona Vale –  Guide & Scout Hall, Corner of Barrenjoey Road & Golf Avenue | Newport – Newport Presbyterian Church, Robertson Road

Ladybug Music

Ladybug Music’s award-winning music curriculum can’t be found anywhere else. Come and sing, dance, and learn through play in a unique class experience!

Ladybug Music will introduce your child to pitch, tempo, melody and rhythm through singing, instruments, dance and more. Each term comes with a CD (both digital and hard copy) with award-winning songs the whole family will enjoy.

The 9-week sessions not only nurture your child’s basic music skills but are also designed for optimal early childhood development.

At Ladybug Music, your child will learn, sing, dance and have fun… and so will you!

Facebook: Ladybug Music Sydney
Instagram: ladybugmusicoz

EMBRACE Your Spark

Build your Child’s Resilience, Courage and Confidence.

It’s heartbreaking when you love your child so much and are at a loss for what to do next to help them. 

Would you like YOUR CHILD to be more…

  • In control of their Reactions and Behaviour 
  • Courageous and Confident
  • Resilient 
  • Focused and Motivated
  • Happy being themselves
  • Comfortable building Friendships

If you said yes to any of these, Anita would love to hear from you! 

She is a mum and trained Kids Life Coach. She will provide valuable tailor made one-on-one Kid Coaching and a toolkit to create positive habits that last a lifetime.

You can check out the EMBRACE Kid Coaching FAQs at 

Phone: 0408 824 316

Manly Sailing

They are passionate about getting people on the water.

They offer a range of options:

  • 7+ year olds looking to Starting Sailing (8 week program)
  • Teen Windsurfing (8 week program)
  • Teen Sailing (8 week program)

Being passionate about the water has lead them to run many other programs; Women’s sailing experiences on a Friday morning, Crystal Kayak Tours and Rentals, Yacht Charters, Try Sailing Experience and Corporate Events.

They love being out on the water and want you to love it as well.

Phone: 9977 4000
Facebook: Manly Sailing
Instagram: manlysailing
Location: Ground Floor, Manly Yacht Club, East Esplanade, Manly

O’Grady Drama

O’Grady Drama is thrilled to be back in live venues for term 1 2021 with the structured drama lessons that children love.

Parents can be sure that the skills needed to succeed in today’s challenging world; collaboration, communication, creativity; are being learnt through highly engaging activities that improve speech, cognition, movement, working in groups, idea generation and self confidence, with specialised classes for all school age groups.

O’Grady Drama is a registered creative kids provider.

Phone: 0450 107 367
Locations: Balgowlah, Warriewood, Forestville and Freshwater (Harbord)

Ladies Running Errands Northern Beaches

Ladies Running Errands Northern Beaches is locally owned and operated by Theresa Finister Lynch. A Mum and Grandmother, she understands the needs of the Northern Beaches community having lived here for many years.

Theresa and her team follow strict government set COVID safe protocols, where mask wearing and hand hygiene are paramount. Vehicles are carefully sanitised after every trip.

Need someone you can trust to transport your children back & forth from school, sports, after school activities and special events? Look no further than this dynamic lady, who will look after your tribe as if they were her own!

Phone: 0432 144 861
Facebook: Ladies Running Errands Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches & Mosman College

Fee Free Training Opportunities

With the kids back at school, now is your opportunity to study to either start a new career or add to your existing skills! This can be done FEE FREE for many NSW residents thanks to NSW Government funding (available for a limited period of time).

Choose from accredited certificate and diploma courses in business, aged care, nursing assistant, disability, allied health, leisure and health, community services, early childcare, leadership and management or human resources. Some short courses are also available.

If you are aged 17-24 OR unemployed (you don’t need to be in receipt of government benefits) OR at risk of losing your job, you could be eligible for FEE FREE training in the above courses. See for further details.

Northern Beaches & Mosman College is a not for profit organisation. They have been providing quality, flexible and supportive training to students for more than 30 years.

The College has campuses at North Narrabeen, Brookvale and Mosman. Daytime and/or evening courses are available, beginning in February. (Some funded short courses commence in January).

See the website, attend one of the information sessions or contact the College for further information!

Phone: 9970 1000

Northern Beaches Council Long Day Care

Many parents struggle with the decision of whether they should put their child into care. Councils Long Day Care may be the perfect fit for you. There are vacancies currently at Dee Why, Brookvale and Manly.

Care is available for children from six weeks to school age with flexible drop-off and pick-up times for working parents.

The centres provide children with a stimulating, safe environment where your little one will get valuable socialisation with other kids their age.

The centres offer exceptional care with all Early Childhood teachers and staff being qualified and the centres operating under the National Quality Framework and Regulations.

The service is Australian Government approved so depending on your family circumstances you may be able to claim Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

Phone: 9942 2122

OptimEyes Optometry

As the holidays draw to an end and preparations start for the new school year, there is always a lot to think about. Uniforms, stationery, and lunchboxes are always front of mind however, many parents overlook the importance of having their child’s vision tested. Vision is taken for granted and yet 30% of children have vision issues which may be impacting their learning and progress academically.

A recent study of children in QLD showed that undetected vision problems could cause lower NAPLAN scores compared to kids without vision problems.

It is advisable for every child to have a comprehensive eye examination annually as well as before commencing school to ensure that there are no undetected vision problems that may affect learning. 

OptimEyes Optometry provides optometric vision care, focused on prevention and treatment of vision problems, and how vision impacts human behaviour, learning  and performance. Principal Optometrist and owner Carolyn McIlvin has been providing Behavioural Vision care on the Northern Beaches for over 20 years. She provides comprehensive primary care optometry services for all ages and has a special interest in helping children with Learning related vision problems as well as patients with Brain injury and concussion. The practice provides services including frames and lenses, Vision therapy, Contact Lenses, Vision Therapy, Virtual reality therapy and Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation. Personalised and quality care is of utmost importance.

Phone: 9982 1039
Facebook: Carolyn McIlvin OptimEyes Optometry
Instagram: optim.eyes
Location: 9a/818 Pittwater Road, Off Delmar Parade, Dee Why

SJJA Jiu Jitsu Academy 

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is unlike any other sport or martial art. At SJJA Brookvale and Narrabeen they teach self-defence, anti-bullying, and the SJJA Kids Program is designed to develop motivation, confidence, teamwork, courage, respect and compassion. 

With the coaches acting as mentors, they see amazing transformations as the kids unlock untapped strength and self-confidence.

The premises are COVID Safe, clean and welcoming for kids from 4 years old. They also have Women’s only and Combat Jiu-Jitsu classes with expert instructors. 

Phone: 0405 593 177

STORY SMART with Kirsty Eagar

Storytelling is the key to connecting and learning. Unlock your child’s creative potential.

Term 1 ONLINE courses for Primary School and High School students.

Developed by award-winning author and screenwriter Kirsty Eagar. Students will: 

  • Learn how to start and structure stories easily using creative thinking.
  • Sharpen their writing skills.
  • Learn a sequence for better exams and assessments.

Learn online, at your own pace, with feedback from Kirsty. 

It’s fun, fast and gets results. 

Kirsty is a CREATIVE KIDS provider with 10 years of experience working with thousands of students and many of Australia’s top schools.

Phone: 9913 3977

Forestville Montessori School

Forestville Montessori School (FMS) is an Independent School, birth-12 years, located in the picturesque suburb of Forestville on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

At FMS, they embrace your child’s individuality while nurturing ways to explore a deep and meaningful understanding of the world around them. They seek adventures to ignite their natural curiosity, independence and joy for lifelong learning.

Your child will be offered hands-on, self-paced, collaborative learning. FMS play to your child’s innate strengths – regardless of their age or ability, without competitive pressure. They also cultivate thinking outside the box, expanding their horizons, taking them beyond accomplished.

Please join for a school tour and see the classrooms in action!

NEW! 3 day offering for 3 and 4 year olds, Monday – Wednesday or Wednesday – Friday available. Extended hours 8:30am-5:30pm during term time.

Book a tour today via the website, if you have any specific questions please don’t hesitate to call anytime.

Phone: 9452 2044
Facebook: Forestville Montessori School
Instagram: forestvillemontessori

Prince Alfred Yacht Club

Welcome to the Alfred’s Australian Sailing Kids Learn To Sail & Youth Out There Programs.

Sailing is one of the most satisfying and fulfilling sporting activity, it is such an incredibly versatile sport, it can be enjoyed by young and old, at adrenalin pumping levels or an avenue to enjoy a Sunday afternoon on Pittwater. 

Be it learning to sail or joining the youth program and enjoying a variety of on water activities, SUPs, Windsurfing, Keelboats or Dingy sailing. All courses are delivered by Australian Sailing (AS) accredited instructors following a national syllabus. All information is online, otherwise contact Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club to assist with any questions you may have. They look forward to taking you out on the water.

Phone: 9998 3700
Facebook: The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club – RPAYC
Location: 16 Mitala Street, Newport

Modbod Kids

Modbod Kids is all about getting your child to move better, get stronger and learn new skills in the process!

Their programs are largely strength & movement based, and offer classes from as young as 3 years of age and upwards.

Their Mini Active Bods Program (for 3 to 5 year olds), has the kids moving through fun circuits & obstacle courses, as well as working on specific exercises to improve strength, balance, coordination, and body awareness.

Their Little Active Bods Program (for 5 to 11 year olds), is a structured class designed to help your child build solid strength foundations across their core, lower & upper body (mostly using bodyweight exercises with proper technique)

They also offer speciality classes in the following areas:

  • Girls Strength & Tumbling (5 to 14 years)
  • Girls Acro & Tumbling (5 to 15 years) 
  • Boys Gymnastics (6 to 11 yrs)

All their programs are without competitive pressures and more niche to help your child excel in their specific skill and strength development.

They are building kids of the future that have all the required prerequisites when it comes to physical (and mental) preparation to meet their outside goals or just sty active and healthy. 

Phone: 0425 317 981
Facebook: Modbod kids
Instagram: modbodkids
Location: Unit 4/ 21 Orlando Road, Cromer

Modbod Teens

Modbod Teens is the perfect program for Teenage kids (11 to 16 year olds) to begin building strength, mobility & fitness – the right way!

The variety of classes that are on offer, coupled with the experienced coaching team, helps provide your Teen with a solid foundation and sets them up for life!

Don’t forget that as your Teenage child begins to grow into their adult body, now is the time to teach them correct technique, fix their posture, ensure they’re using the correct muscles in their body when exercising, get them moving better (through improved core strength & mobility) and help make them feel more confident about their bodies. We all know how tough those teenager years can be for many (particularly nowadays when everyone’s on social media). Encouraging teens to step away from the games/screen time and get them working towards achieving specific goals in the gym can be very rewarding!

Phone: 0425 317 981
Facebook: Modbod Teens
Instagram: modbodteens
Location: Unit 4/ 21 Orlando Road, Cromer

Balgowlah Physie

Physie is a form of dance and exercise to music. Classes are by age group and each age group learns 5 – 6 new routines each year. The routines are choreographed to contemporary music and are a cross section of different styles of dance such as aerobics, ballet, jazz, and hip hop.

There are many benefits of being a Physie girl. Physie builds confidence, develops posture, improves coordination, increases flexibility, and keeps you fit!

Physie Competitions are held in the later part of the year at an individual and team level. Competitions are not compulsory, however, at Balgowlah Physie, every effort is made to include every girl in a team. Being a part of a Physie team is fun and teaches the girls to work together.

The best way to understand what Physie is about, is to trial a lesson. Balgowlah Physie offers 2 lessons obligation free, so if you would like to watch or join in on a lesson, please give their club secretary, Belinda Clare-Nazer a call.

Phone: 0410 490 511
Facebook: Balgowlah BJP Physie Club
Instagram: balgowlahphysie
Location: Balgowlah Uniting Church, 122 Condamine Street, Balgowlah

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The Back To School Term 1 Guide is the perfect guide to showcase your business and activities!

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