NSM Essential Guide to Kids’ Classes 2018: Active Bodies & Minds

It’s the start of a brand new school year, which means that all the fabulous local classes and activities are currently taking enrolments for Term 1. If you’re looking to introduce your child to a new activity, then have a browse through our Essential Guide to Kids’ Classes: Active Bodies & Minds, which is packed with swimming, sports, martial arts, gymnastics and education options!

We also have ballet, dance, performing arts, music & art classes in our NSM Essential Guide to Kids Classes: Creative Arts edition.

Many places are offering North Shore Mums a free trial class, a discount on term fees or other special offers. Just make sure you mention North Shore Mums or enter the special code when you enquire.

Use the links below to quickly shoot to the listing in the guide:



Fun Fit (Gordon)

NSM Offer: Free trial class

funfit_300x200 Fun Fit has a specialised age-specific self defence curriculum. Learn how to spot and avoid dangerous situations, mental, verbal and physical skills to make your child ‘bully-proof’. Build confidence and have a positive mental attitude, improve motor-skills, focus and self-control and encourage good habits of physical fitness. Classes are for girls and boys with a maximum of 8 participants to promote learning and development. Important skills are learned in a fun way.

Little Legends (Lane Cove, Willoughby)

NSM Offer: Free trial class

little-legends_600x400A fun weekly preschool sports program designed to increase each child’s confidence in performing fundamental gross motor skills. Age appropriate games are played in a team environment to learn about respect, leadership, boundaries and spatial awareness. Each 45min class incorporates many different activities to ensure they cover a variety of movements including; running, jumping, balancing, kicking, catching, throwing, bouncing, hitting to name a few. Where LEGENDS Begin!

Ready Steady Go Kids (various North Shore locations)

readysteadygo_600Ready Steady Go Kids is an award winning physio-designed program that teaches children the fundamentals of 10 different sports and develops essential motor skills in a fun, non-competitive environment. The classes are designed to focus on a specific gross motor, hand-eye/foot-eye and/or balance activity to complement the sport component, and the program structure is repeated each week so that participants become familiar and comfortable with the routine.


Aquabliss  (Normanhurst, Pymble, Thornleigh, Wenona)

aquabliss_600x400Make a splash at Sydney’s favourite swim school! Aquabliss have five North Shore locations offering learn to swim lessons for babies, children and adults as well as development and competitive squads. Passionate about ensuring children learn to swim well, with small class sizes and highly qualified instructors and coaches, Aquabliss has all your learn to swim needs covered.

  • Suited for: 6 months to 16 years
  • Enrol: Email: [email protected] or call Normanhurst 9473 7466, Pymble 9488 7397, Roseville 0425 283 644, Thornleigh 9484 8008 or Wenona 9409 4419
  • Website: aquabliss.com.au

Carlile Swimming (Lane Cove West)

NSM Offer: First lesson free for new swimmers. T&Cs apply

carlile-swimming-lane-cove-west_600x400Carlile Swimming has been recognised as a world leader and pioneer in aquatic education for over half a century. Their award winning program caters for all ages, from babies to Olympians, with the aim for your child to swim well and to love the water.  There is a brand new purpose built centre featuring warm, clean 32C water, superior air quality, custom pool depths and child friendly platforms. Call Carlile Swimming for more information or drop in and meet the team.

Turramurra Learn to Swim

turramurra-learn-to-swim_600x400Turramurra Learn to Swim offers a unique teaching environment for parent/baby, preschool and school aged children. The focus is to teach children to swim independently as quickly as possible, progressing from dog paddle to all four strokes. Only one class is held in the indoor heated pool at any time to achieve the best results for all ages. Classes are offered Monday through to Saturday. Convenient parking available. Term 1 starts on Monday 29 January 2018

KidSwim Mt Kuring-Gai

kid-swim-mt-kuringai_600x400KidSwim Mt Kuring-Gai is a boutique learn-to-swim pool located inside Action Indoor Sports Mt Kuring-Gai (only 10 minutes from Hornsby). Focusing on early learning from 6 months, the team of experienced instructors and staff are passionate about providing quality swimming programs in a safe, controlled and clean environment.

Martial Arts

Black Belt Martial Arts (Hornsby)

NSM Offer: Free introductory lesson 

blackbeltmartialarts_600x400Black Belt Martial Arts is an international award-winning martial arts school offering karate & cardio-kickboxing programs to all ages and abilities. BBMA specialise in karate programs for children to learn self defence & self-discipline skills while having fun! With an air conditioned full-time martial studio conveniently located on Hunter Street, Hornsby the instructors are fully trained and the community is friendly and inclusive. BBMA programs build confidence, improve fitness, and teach whole-of-life skills. Join BBMA Hornsby and transform your life!


Creator Academy (Chatswood, Eastwood)

NSM Offer: 10% off all robotic classes. Code: NORTHSHOREMUM

creatoracademy_600x400From playing number games to building automated robots – Creator Academy has something for all kids. The education centres are run by Webby award-winning game developer Garry Law and aim to teach essential STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) skills for the future. STEAM education builds cognitive ability, creativity as well as communication and presentation skills. Using the latest education tools and techniques, Creator Academy has become one of the fastest growing coding schools for kids in Sydney.

Eager Readers (Hornsby)

NSM Offer: 10% off term 1 fees. Mention NSMs

Happy asian girl in the library.

Is your preschooler ready to learn more? Ease your child’s transition to ‘big school’.  Preschoolers are taught early reading skills, such as phonics, phonological awareness, and word recognition through fun, hands-on activities. One half-hour class per week will make a huge difference for your child’s confidence and skills. Classes are held Tuesdays to Thursdays and Saturdays. Read the reviews of Eager Readers in the NSM Directory.

Early Learning World (Lane Cove North)

elw-letterlandLetterland is a proven, multi-sensory phonics program for teaching young children valuable pre-reading skills. ELW’s interactive classes in Lane Cove are 45 mins and run for 9 weeks during the school term. Your child will sing songs and sit down to their own drawing and craft activity as they become familiar with the fun, engaging Letterland characters that enable preschoolers to more easily learn letters and their sounds. Give your preschooler a great head start to big school! Parental participation is not required.

Ready to Read (Mosman, Killara)

NSM Offer: 10% discount on Term 1 2018 enrolment. Use promo code NSM. Not applicable in conjunction with any other offer.

readytoread_600x400Ready to Read is a unique, research-based early literacy program designed to teach 3 to 6 year old children the fundamentals of reading and writing, in preparation for school. Over the past 16 years, Ready to Read has helped thousands of children across Sydney start school with confidence. Weekly lessons are taught by qualified teachers; and classes include no more than five children. Teacher feedback is provided to parents at the end of every lesson.

  • Suited for: 3 to 6 years
  • Enrol: 1300 850 677 or call 0403 258 215 (Michelle)
  • Website: readytoread.com.au

Resilience in Kids (Northbridge, Cammeray, Castle Cove, Neutral Bay, Willoughby)

Resilience in Kids strengthens children’s resilience through before and after school workshops and 1-1 coaching – their vision is for all kids to thrive no matter what life throws at them. The workshops and coaching are play-based and lots of fun – they include drama, art, games, movement and breathing. They are for children in years K-4 and in Term 1 they will will be exploring ‘making good friendship choices and navigating the playground’. A ‘walking bus’ service is available between some schools and venues.

After School Care

Kids Circle (Servicing schools in Chatswood, Lindfield, Roseville, Willoughby & Artarmon.)

NSM Offer: FREE TRIAL After School Program session (worth $55) PLUS when you enrol you get a 2nd WEEK FREE (worth $55 per day enrolled) PLUS  Refer-a-friend to get an EXTRA 3rd WEEK OFF!

kids-circle_600x400Kids Circle is more than just after school care, it is a great new option for parents who want their children to have the opportunity to discover their passions, develop new skills, build confidence and make new friends during after school hours in a wonderful and secure environment. Their After School Program runs from 3pm to 6:30pm and includes pick up from school, afternoon tea, an extra-curricular class (different classes each day) plus supervised homework. There are single classes also available. Limited availability.


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