Northern Beaches Mums Group
Northern Beaches Mums Group

‘We Are Still Open for Business’ Guide 2021

Amidst many businesses sadly closing, we know we still have lots of local small businesses in our area that are open and ready to serve the community.

We have partnered with some local Northern Beaches businesses to deliver to you this ‘We’re Still Open for Business’ Guide showcasing businesses that are still open during this time, businesses that have gone online, and businesses that are offering deliveries.

Don’t forget to mention Northern Beaches Mums!

Bake Believe

Bake your way through lockdown, with ease! 

Bake Believe delivers deliciously simple DIY cake and cupcake kits for you to get your bake on with your little ones, without all the stress and guilt. Everything you need comes in the kit, including the pre-proportioned dry ingredients, disposable baking pans, handmade cake toppers or stencils to shape the cakes and step-by-step illustrated instructions. Just add eggs, milk & butter or allergen-free alternatives. Made for first-time bakers and their little helpers. Natural and clean ingredients (except some sweets). Minimal stress. Hero status. 

Facebook: bake believe
Instagram: bakebelieveau
Pinterest: bake believe | DIY Cake Kit
YouTube: bake believe

Hand on Heart First Aid

Hand on Heart First Aid is continuing to deliver training through these difficult times at their Brookvale training facility for those essential workers that require their first aid certificate in order to continue working ie. childcare workers, aged care workers etc. 

Training is delivered by registered nurses with emergency medical experience which adds value to your training experience. Training is enhanced online learning with a short face to face assessment. 

Covid restrictions are adhered to in accordance with NSW Health requirements. Social distancing adhered to with classes 1 – 2 students at any one time. Basic First Aid to Advanced First Aid available. 

Please contact them directly or book online. 

Facebook: Hand on Heart First Aid
Instagram: handonheartfirstaid

OMG Decadent Donuts Northern Beaches

Looking for a way to brighten your household’s day during these challenging times? OMG Decadent Donuts Northern Beaches are delivering fresh donuts dusted in your choice of 12 delicious real fruit and spice flavours to the Beaches and North Shore. They are also gluten-free and vegan as well as free from eggs, nuts, dairy, yeast, sulphites and artificial nasties – (not that you would never know – their customers say all the time “I can’t believe these are GF and Vegan – so light and fluffy”).

Order some today and find out why they are called “OMG”. Order via the website or through messaging the below.

Facebook: OMG Decadent Donuts Northern Beaches
Instagram: omgdonuts.northernbeaches

Ladies Running Errands Northern Beaches

Hello everyone! Theresa would like to let you know that Ladies Running Errands Northern Beaches is FULLY operational providing essential services for you. Whatever you need – parcels delivered, contactless shopping, you name it – she is offering reliable delivery services anytime 24/7.

Her cars are sanitised after every trip for your protection and she observes the strictest COVID-safe practices which includes getting tested on a regular basis.

Let Ladies Running Errands Northern Beaches support you and your family during these challenging times.

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

Press-Rite Ironing & Laundry Services

Whether you’re using lockdown as a time to declutter and spring clean (in winter) or you just don’t feel like doing the laundry – Press-Rite is still here for you!

Providing contactless pickup and delivery for all your laundry needs:

  • Ironing
  • Wash & Fold
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Alterations

Use lockdown as a time to spend with your family, contact them today to eliminate your laundry load or buy a thoughtful gift card for a fellow stressed-out mum!

Phone: 0403 367 484
Facebook: Press-Rite Ironing and Laundry Services
Instagram: press.rite

The Learning Light

Close the gaps in your child’s mathematical learning!

The Learning Light has 20 sequential video lessons with a new skill or concept being taught. It is followed by a game or activity from The Learning Light Kit that will be posted to you. The program is aimed at children from Kindy to Year 3 as it goes back to the basics and lays a solid foundation for your child to build upon. It is fun, easy to use, and parent-friendly!

Usually $197 for the program, it is only $100 during this lockdown if you use the code LEARN at checkout.

Facebook: The Learning Light
Instagram: thelearninglight

African Vibe

African Vibe is open!

The Northern Beaches South African deli “AFRICAN VIBE” stocks all your favourite essential South African goodies – the best Biltong, Drywors and Boerewors in Australia, PLUS a fantastic selection of South African groceries and treats.

The owner, Hugh, says “Biltong is the new Beaches Superfood! High in protein and iron, and gluten-free”.

Treat yourself and your kids to a tasty healthy nibble, or if you’re a keep-fit fanatic as a low-fat high protein snack”. This unique specialty shop is located in Balgowlah.

Phone: 8937 3953
Location: 206 Condamine Street, Balgowlah

Pack & Unpack U

Pack & Unpack U are a professional Covid safe packing and unpacking service! Regular testing, sanitizing, masks, and gloves with great care and consideration for you and your loved ones during moving in these times. 🏡📦🙏

Phone: 0414 988 919 – Lynnie

Zippy Financial

Being in lockdown now is the ideal opportunity to look at your finances.

What are your plans? If you are thinking of building, renovating, moving, investing, buying a new car, investing in your business or just generally re-structuring your debt, we are ready and raring to go at Zippy Financial. Whatever you are thinking about, get in touch so we can explore all the possibilities for you and help you make informed decisions. Let’s plan your next chapter together! 

Phone: 1300 855 022
Facebook: Zippy Financial
Instagram: zippyfinancial
Twitter: Zippy Financial
Linkedin: Zippy Financial

In2Balance Kinesiology

Lisa at In2Balance Kinesiology uses the best of ancient and modern health-and-wellbeing modalities to bring calm, flow and balance to your mind, body and spirit. If you’re struggling with anxiety, confusion, pain, sleeplessness, frustration or just not feeling ‘yourself’, Lisa can help you find energy and confidence again.

Being trained in Kinesiology, counselling and EFT, Lisa will work quickly and effectively to help you feel peaceful and nourished. Whether you’re 1 or 100, working with Lisa will create the space needed to allow freedom, confidence, and joy back into your life.

Appointments are in-person in Collaroy or remotely via Zoom.

Phone: 0411 361 730
Facebook: In2Balance Holistic Kinesiology – Lisa Cohen
Instagram: in2balance_kinesiology

Ladybug Music Sydney

Don’t miss a beat…

Ladybug Music live-streamed online classes guarantee you a high-quality music experience for the whole family. Their interactive classes are designed to keep your child learning and engaged, in the safety of your home – an opportunity to connect and deepen the parent-child bond as you sing, dance, play and learn with your little ones!

Only $50 for the whole family including:

  • One 35-40 minute live-streamed class per week (4 weeks)
  • Download of their exclusive Ladybug Music songs collection
  • Access to their private Facebook group
  • A community of wonderful Ladybug Music families who love music and education as much as you do!

Dates: 2nd – 26th August
Book through their website.

Phone: 0432 922 727
Facebook: Ladybug Music Sydney
Twitter: LadybugMusic
YouTube: Ladybug Music


TinkerTank After School Program

Create, Collaborate, Construct. Each session will be a new experience, as a member you will embark upon a journey that is similar to your time in Studio. 

They will focus on one pathway each session: coding, robotics, 3D design, animation/media and engineering. This helps develop computational thinking skills, problem-solving, critical thinking, and each student’s unique creativity. The mentors make online learning personalised and interactive!! Contact for more details. Easy setup, no stress… ROCKSTAR status. 

  • $45/week 
  • Online is EVERY WEEKDAY
  • 4pm – 5:30pm; 90 minutes of STEAM Learning
  • Ages 7 and up
  • GREAT mentor to student ratio
  • Hundreds of challenges – no two days are the same

Phone: 1300 670 104
Facebook: TinkerTank
Instagram: _tinkertank_
Twitter: TinkerTank
Linkedin: TinkerTank
YouTube: TinkerTank TV

The Pottery Cafe

The Pottery Café is a cool, contemporary, fun, and child-friendly place for all ages right in the heart of Collaroy.

This is a place where you can…

  • EAT some great food (think slow cooked pulled pork or halloumi tacos) and house-baked goods (think fresh-bakes loaded cookies and Biscoff rocky road)
  • DRINK some creative drinks – think milkshake, ice cream, whipped cream, and crazy toppings!
  • PAINT as an optional extra, you can be creative with their ceramic painting option.

Do one, or better still, do all three!

A one-stop Northern Beaches café where parents and children can chill out. Their Collaroy café is flexible enough to cater for different age groups and appeals to all ages.

By day, it’s great for kids and families. In the evenings, you can book in for one of the creative workshops for a great night out catching up over a wine and a grazing board with friends.

Facebook: The Pottery Café
Instagram: thepotterycafe

Occupational Therapy Helping Children

Occupational Therapy Helping Children are a team of specialists who believe each child is unique. They are dedicated to helping children thrive in their own special way. They help children from infants to teenagers struggling with their development and day-to-day activities such as:

  • Focusing on homeschooling
  • Developing resilience
  • Handwriting
  • Coping with change
  • Tolerating different foods
  • Playing and making friends

Whatever your child needs with, they aim to help them live their lives with more joy by being able to go about their day-to-day activities more easily.

Contact them to find out more.

Phone: 9913 3823
Facebook: Occupational Therapy Helping Children
Instagram: othelpingchildren
Address: Building 2, Ground Floor, Suite 2, 49 Frenchs Forest Road East, Frenchs Forest

Forte School of Music Dee Why

Give your child every opportunity through the benefits of learning music!

Forte School of Music Dee Why has been teaching music for 28 years to children from as young as 6 months through primary, teenage and even adults! They offer:

  • Jungle Music programmes from 6 months to 5 years old;
  • Class and private lessons in piano / keyboard and guitar, and 
  • Private lessons in drums, saxophone, violin and vocals. 

Here are just a few of the amazing benefits that learning music promotes even during lockdown:

  • Engaging in a cognitive activity that simultaneously stimulates and uses the entire brain,
  • Attaining dexterity and coordination of fine and gross motor skills,
  • Developing strong personal attributes like patience, discipline, commitment, persistence, and focus,
  • Acquiring an appreciation for a range of music, 
  • Boosting self-confidence and inspiring a life-long interest.

And, unlike music lessons you had when you were a kid, Forte lessons are specially designed to promote a student’s abilities and talent while allowing individual interest in music to develop through fun and enjoyable learning with wonderful and talented teachers.

Their students and families enjoy a variety of fun activities throughout the year including student performances at the Forte Festival in term 3. Exams are available for students who aspire for excellence in their efforts.

Book your free trial today!

Phone: 9981 2677  |  0449 039 151 – Jackie Metcalfe
Facebook: Forte Dee Why
Location: Unit 3, Level 2, 5 Dee Why Parade, Dee Why (parking next door in the Dee Why Village Plaza)


Intensive Tutoring Holiday Program – Dee Why and Mona Vale

Are your kids struggling to stay motivated with home learning? Do your kids need a boost to prepare for a return to school?

Their intensive tutoring holiday program could be just the thing you’re looking for! Your child will receive 3 hours of tuition each day, along with an array of fun games and prizes daily!

When: Monday 27th September, Tuesday 28th September, Wednesday 29th September, Thursday 30th September and Friday 1st October
Times: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm daily (please bring morning tea and lunch)

NOTE: Monday 27th September and Wednesday 29th September are already booked out at Dee Why. Places are booking out fast!

For best results, it is recommended to be attending a minimum of 2 days, but you may choose selected days. Places are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Whether you want to focus on English, Maths or a little of both…. let them know. The choice is yours. All sessions are catered to the individual.


  • 1 day $180
  • 2 days $360
  • 3 days $486 (10% off)
  • 4 days $648 (10% off)
  • 5 days $720 (20% off)

New students will require an assessment prior – please click on the link provided to request your free assessment:

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

You still have the chance to be part of the ‘We’re Still Open for Business’ Guide 2021!

This is the perfect guide to showcase your business and activities during this time!

We are still accepting submissions for the guide at a discounted price (as you have missed the special edition newsletter). You can still be part of all the other platforms including the website, Facebook and Instagram.

Email to find out how.