TERM 1 is fast approaching! We have put together a list of some local activities for babies, pre-schoolers, primary school students, tweens, teenagers/secondary school kids – in other words something for everyone.
Kumon Lane Cove
At Kumon, we personalise each student’s program, right from the beginning. Students begin study at a level that allows them to build self-confidence from day one, and progress according to their ability rather than their age. Over time, our students develop the study habits, attitude and skills that will allow them to study advanced material confidently and independently.
Kumon has operated in Lane Cove for over 30 years, and is run by local mum (and ex-Kumon Student) Sheryl Lee. We are constantly adjusting our centre to ensure the safety of our students, staff and the local community. Families can study with us in person, online, or via correspondence – choose the system that suits your family best!
Find out more about the Kumon Method of Learning by watching our introductory video (kumonglobal.com/kumon-a-foundation-for-the-future/) or booking an Orientation Meeting directly with Sheryl at [email protected].
Uber Tutoring offers tutoring for primary and secondary students by qualified educators with classroom teaching experience. We provide educational services that engage students in their learning to promote confidence and understanding. We understand that every child is different and tailor our programs to each individual to ensure they can learn in a way that is suitable to them. We believe in the importance of involving the student in their own learning and encourage this through our positive and motivating classes. At Uber tutoring, we ensure every student has a voice, is heard and receives the best support that we have to offer.
Small Group Tutoring
These classes cater for 1 – 5 students in an intimate learning space to ensure they receive the attention they need.
Each child receives a tailored support to meet their learning requirements
Positive Learning Environments
We provide positive workspaces and energetic tutors to meet each child’s emotional needs.
– Term 1 spots are limited.
– Discounts available.
– Weekend classes are available
Robust physical activity is important for girls + women!
Our baby and child development classes are developed specifically to enhance your child and their learning. Spend some quality time with your child learning with them. Our gyms are specifically designed for little ones and being cleaned after every lesson. Class sizes are limited due to Covid19.
GymbaROO is the ideal activity to do with your child. It’s a great way to bond with your child as they enjoy stimulating activities which will enhance their development. Christine Staniforth is the owner of Lane Cove/Greenwich GymbaROO. She is well known to Lane Cove mums and dads as so many of them have enrolled their children in a GymbaROO classes. Read more here.
Time: Please see website for timetable – Monday, Tuesdays (baby day) Wednesday, Friday
Address: 6 Greendale St Greenwich NSW
Book Here: Enrol Here
Email: [email protected]
Kinder Sports is an introductory level multidisciplinary sports, exercise and literacy program. The program is designed to increase each child’s understanding and involvement in physical activity by concentrating on the development of fundamental gross motor-skills. The program incorporates an educational component to develop each child’s understanding of shapes, colours, numbers and the alphabet through participation in our fun skills and games.
Tuesday & Thursday
Club Willoughby, 26 Crabbes Ave, Willoughby.
Longueville Sports Club, corner of Kenneth Street and River Road, Longueville.
Lane Cove Bowling Club, 151 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove.
9:15am to 10:00am
10:15am to 11:00am
11:15am to 12:00pm*
*When numbers allow, contact us if you’re interested.
FREE Trial class: Click here to arrange.
Mid term enrollments: Pay $22 per remaining class. Request price on registration.
Lane Cove Taekwondo
Imagine a club that offers lessons on Goals, Discipline and Leadership and helps you implement these qualities into everyday life. At Lane Cove Taekwondo, we don’t just focus on developing physical strength, but emotional strength. You will be proud. You will try new things. You will persist in the face of fear and doubt. You will practise. The studio is located at 9 Birdwood Avenue Lane Cove (Shops 5 and 6) – just near The Canopy parking – 3 hours free parking.
You will discipline yourself. You will start to make conscious choices about nutrition, strengthening, stretching and rest. You will set goals and you will achieve them.
Lane Cove Taekwondo is so much more than kick, punch, block – we present an active, exciting and powerful martial arts experience for the whole family.
Date and Time for Term 1: Please see website for timetable
Address: 9 Birdwood Avenue Lane Cove (shops 5 and 6)
Book Here: Email us to book now
Email: [email protected]
We are a community-based Australian soccer organisation that aims to teach children aged 2-12 the basics of playing soccer in a fun, social and non-competitive environment.
Each program provides a building block upon which children can improve their game and their character. More than just a game, we see Grasshopper soccer as a valuable addition to children’s learning.
Judo 4 Kids
5 – 6 years
These classes develop the core skills of Judo – safe falling – balance – contact awareness. The classes are conducted in a games environment where the games are structured to create awareness of the desired skill, Big Ball Sumo, Pillow fights and Crash Mat battles are just some of the fun games the children play.
7 – 8 years
These classes develop specific Judo skills but with a high “game” element. Safe falling skills are more developed to increase the ability to relax during the fall. Gradings commence in this age group.
Location: SCOUT HALL – LANE COVE WEST
Lane Cove Dance classes fill up quickly so book now to ensure you obtain the time and lessons you want.
Burns Bay Dance Studios
At Burns Bay Dance Studios, their teaching team consists of many talented and professional teachers. These teachers aim to pass on their knowledge and talent and provide a fun, learning and creative environment through the art form of dance.
Burns Bay Dance Studios provides a professional, fun filled atmosphere for students who may wish to learn the creative skills of dance or merely for the purpose of fitness. Here at Burns Bay we also provide classes for students who want to take dance a little more seriously and maybe one day, aspire to dance or teach professionally. Whatever your dance requirements may be, you’re in safe hands!
BBDS offers classes in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Boys Only – Hip Hop, Tap, Contemporary, Solo, Acrobaticarts and Group Eisteddfods, RAD Ballet Exams for walking to adults. Private coaching available on request.
BBDS accepts both Active & Creative Kids vouchers!
Address: Suite 6/47a Penrose St, Lane Cove West 2066 (the old inflow yoga premises). Easy parking behind the studio.
Mobile: 0402 779 330
Facebook Page: facebook.com/BurnsBayDanceStudios
Ignite your child’s imagination at Imagination Dance!
Join us for joyful, inclusive and imaginative classes for ages 20 months-12yrs.
Our 2-5yr classes teach ballet technique and terminology through engaging themes and songs each week. Students love the weekly adventures to the circus, princess land and under the sea as they practice real ballet steps in a super fun way!
Our older classes learn ballet and jazz technique and work on routines for our end of year concert with a huge focus on FUN! (5-12yrs). (*Free pick up from LCWPS on Wednesday afternoons!)
9:30-10:10am – Imagination Ballet – (3-5yrs)
10:20-11:00am – Mummy + Me -(2-3yrs)
3:45-5:15pm – Ballet/Jazz/Hip Hop Combo (5-9yrs)
4:00 – 4:45 – ID Performance – (5-7yrs)
4:45 – 5:30 – ID Performance -(8-12yrs)
9:30 – 10:10 – ID Performance – (3-5yrs)
10:15 – 10:55 – Mummy + Me -(2-3yrs)
9:30 – 10:10am – Imagination Ballet (3-5yrs)
10:15 – 10:55am – Mummy + Me- (2-3yrs)
11:00 – 11:40 – ID Performance – (5-9yrs)
Getting organised for 2023? Music lessons are sorted. Learn at Australia’s number 1 contemporary Music School with your choice of over 30 inspiring and professional music coaches. Term 1 enrolments are now open for private lessons, group classes and Rock Shows. See our website bigmusic.com.au for details.
For more booking and more information, visit our website here: https://www.bigmusic.com.au/holiday-rock-camps or give us a call on 86226550
Lane Cove Youth Orchestra
The Lane Cove Youth Orchestra is a community youth group offering quality music and recreational opportunities in a friendly, safe, co-educational environment. LCYO regularly participates in community events, holds a variety of concerts each year, some formal and others more casual, and gives extra performances when requested by sponsors.
LCYO has a professional conducting team headed by chief conductor and artistic director Mark Brown. Colin Piper (OAM) esteemed conductor and percussionist is our Patron and occasional guest conductor. Professional tutors provide extra assistance during rehearsals as needed.
LCYO is always keen to experiment with different performance spaces and styles and regularly invites other music or arts/cultural groups to participate. This provides a diversity of cultural experiences for our players and audiences.
Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings during school terms from 6-8 pm in the Cove Room in the Lane Cove Council building.
Fees are $95 per term.
Please contact Lyndall on 0411 413 335 to be involved.
Does your child play a musical instrument? Did you know we have a music store in Lane Cove? ITC has a child who plays a musical instrument and shopping local has saved me so much time (as you are always told that they need new reeds or music 24 hours before they are actually needed). Syrinx Music (previously known as Lane Cove Music Supplies) is located in Central Arcade on the First Floor. Just call Derek and he will organise sheet music, instruments, reeds, music stands are much more. The convenience factor is HUGE.
Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Spaces
Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Spaces runs art workshops during Term after school. It is particularly easy for kids who are at Lane Cove Public and St Michaels to walk the Gallery Lane Cove after school. Below is just a sample of some of their workshops. Be quick – as you can see some of the classes are booked out already!!
Cameraygal School of Performing Arts
An initiative of the Lane Cove Theatre Company and started in 2016, Cameraygal School of Performing Arts provides weekly theatre after-school tuition for primary and high school aged children.
Junior classes (K-2)
Intermediate classes (3-6)
Senior Classes (High School)
Their aim is to assist the youth in the community to find, foster and develop their own personal creative expression. These classes help students to become more confident, to express their ideas more clearly and to, above all, develop their social and performance skills.
Weekly classes are led by industry professionals and experienced primary and secondary teaching staff. All teaching staff are qualified and hold current WWCC documentation.
AFTER SCHOOL CARE
The Blue Umbrella – Currambena OOSH
A little haven tucked away where kids run around barefoot, climb trees, play freely with whats around them, eat where they choose and are truly drivers in their own educational experiences.
The Blue Umbrella is a parent-run, not-for-profit Out Of School Hours service established in 2016 and run in the beautiful grounds of Currambena Pre-school and Primary. We offer after school care and vacation care to the families of the school and to the wider community. We have a license limit of 30 children in each session and an age range of 3 years upwards, this means we are just like a big family! We have a strong belief that their time is not an extension of the school day but that the children are absolutely free to do whatever their imaginations desire.
We have a dedicated space within the schools main building equipped with a small library and reading corner, enough craft supplies to satisfy the most creative of makers and a fully functioning kitchen. But our biggest resource is the glorious, natural environments within the grounds that allow the children’s curiosity and imagination to run wild and their spirits to soar. Sandpit, tree houses/cubbies, veggie and flower gardens, chickens free roaming, an awesome tunnel slide and a variety of terrains, all to keep their curious minds occupied and challenge without them even realising.
At The Blue Umbrella the children interact in mixed age groups with the ‘elders’ leading the way for the younger children. This enables everyone in the group to feel safe, accepted and most importantly have fun!
TEENS & TWEENS
“Synergy Youth Centre is for young people aged 11-18 years old. We welcome all young people in this age group for our drop-in sessions, organised activities and holiday programs. We look forward to meeting you soon.”
Sydney Speech Clinic
Speech pathologists are professionally trained to assess, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speech, language, fluency, voice, reading and spelling.
Group sessions promote peer learning in an interactive, motivating and supportive group environment.
Our group programs are designed to supplement the learning a child is already doing (e.g. at school, at home, or in 1-on-1 speech pathology) by building on existing skills. Most importantly, these groups encourage the children in the group to learn from one another. We often find that children thrive in this group setting, and come out of the program feeling confident and empowered to apply the new skills that they have learnt. Group programs offer a reliable and affordable way of maximising your child’s exposure to learning.
All of our programs are evidence-based, and carefully planned and facilitated by qualified speech pathologists and/or occupational therapists.
More information here
It is a good idea to get your child’s eyes tested for start of the school term (particularly if you or your partner wear glasses). Eyes 4 You is the place to go.
If you or your child is playing sport, make sure you invest in a Mouth Guard.
Did you know more than 5 million teeth are knocked out during sporting activities every year? What is even worse is that it’s estimated between 30% and 50% of these injuries could have been prevented or would have been less severe had a mouthguard been worn.
Lane Cove Family Dental
The first “regular” dental visit should be just after your child’s second birthday. The first dental visit is usually short and involves very little treatment. We may ask you to sit in the dental chair and hold your child during the examination.
We will gently examine your child’s teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken (to reveal decay and check on the progress of your child’s permanent teeth under the gums). We may clean your child’s teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect the teeth against decay. We will make sure your child is receiving adequate fluoride at home. Most important of all, we will review with you how to clean and care for your child’s teeth.
Open Late nights and Weekends. You can contact us on Lane Cove Family Dentist Phone Number 02-9418-6102 (BUSINESS & AFTER HOURS) or email us at [email protected] . For online booking, please click here.
Lane Cove Orthodontics
Lane Cove Orthodontics is based in Lane Cove, north of the Sydney CBD. Our team of orthodontic professionals take pride in their work and enjoy getting results for each and every one of our patients. We hope that’s reason enough to start your orthodontic treatment journey with us, but if you need a few more reasons here they are:
- We are recognised as Red Diamond providers of the incredibly discreet invisible braces method, Invisalign.
- We are a family friendly practice and treat patients of all ages.
- Our team of orthodontic professionals and support staff are all highly qualified and experienced, and embark on ongoing training to ensure they stay up to date with the latest orthodontic techniques.
- We use the latest orthodontic technology, such as Suresmile, to get the best results for our patients.
- Our fees are competitive and we offer payment plans and finance options to help make the cost of treatment more affordable.
- Our practice is conveniently located in Lane Cove, north of the Sydney CBD.
- We offer free Wifi and refreshments while you wait.
- We put our patients first. Everything we do is for the benefit of our patients.
- We are experienced in offering a wide range of treatment options, including invisible braces, hidden braces and clear braces.
- We offer an enticing rewards programme to encourage you to look after your teeth as well as possible.
- Dr. Rex has already treated over 4000 patients.
Japanese style bento boxes, all the way from Japan to you
Australia has such a vibrant lunch box culture, especially for kids. As adults, we often just default to plain containers to pack our lunch (often for good reason!). But sometimes, we need to make ourselves feel just a little bit better so we can power through each day.
My name is Ken, and I left my corporate job to start this business in 2021. I wanted to leverage my Japanese heritage and point of view to introduce unique items from the land of the rising sun to the Australian community. I remember how my mother used to pack my lunches in simple but functional bento boxes in Japan, and thought, hmm, I can’t easily find those over here, maybe people will like them! At the same time, I could help both Australia’s and Japan’s economies, even if it’s just a drop in the ocean.
Majime Life offers a wide selection of elegant and functional bento boxes from Japan. From our minimalistic basic bento box series, to our beautiful Japanese patterned Wagara series, to our versatile picnic bento boxes that are great for outdoor and social events, we’ve sourced all of our bento lunch boxes from suppliers in Japan. Japanese products have a reputation of high quality and reliability, and we’ve made sure these are no different. Dress up your packed meal and elevate your meal experience each day, and everyday!
We also offer bento box accessories, Japanese wrapping cloths (Furoshiki), chopsticks and drink bottles. We are continually adding new products and hope to one day build out a Japanese themed store for lunchware (Well, that’s the dream!).
know+GROW is a toy store boasting a carefully curated range for children from 0-6yrs old. The philosophy behind the store is smart toys for growing minds.
This is a bespoke website and the toys are carefully curated for children under six years of age.
Each range and piece have been selected to help your child’s growth and development.
They have focussed on supporting as many Australian businesses as possible and all toys meet the Australian Toy Safety Standards.
With all the fun of Playdough and the step by step instructions of Lego, JumpingClay makes the perfect children’s gift this Christmas.
Unique and educational, we guarantee any child aged between 3-10 will have hours of fun whilst creating long-lasting keepsakes and enhancing fine motor skills.
Give your child a chance to make their own toy. JumpingClay Australia promotes learning through play and offers unique modelling products, suitable for children aged between 3 -10.
Check out Jumping Clay’s 20% sale off all products; prices start from $11.99.
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