Inner West Mums Guide to Kids Classes for 2016

Are you looking for an activity or class to do with your little one? Look no further. The Inner West Mums Guide to Kids Classes 2016 has it covered.
You’ll be able to choose different activities, some even include a FREE TRIAL CLASS, so it’s the case of try before you buy, which is great so you can expose your child to a variety of classes and take their lead.

L’il Crafters Marrickville
When: Wednesday at 10:30am and Friday at 10:00am
Where: McNeilly Park, Marrickville (in the Girl Guides hall – the big blue building near the play park)
Cost: $10
Age suitability: From toddlers to school age

City Hoops – Learn to play basketball
When: Wednesdays at 4:00pm (50 minute sessions)
Where: Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus, 25 – 33 Terry St, Rozelle
Cost: $150 per term
Age suitability: 6-12 years
Our Learn to play sessions cover:
– Basketball Fundamentals – the correct techniques in shooting, passing, defence and dribbling
– Basketball rules and lingo
– Socialising in a group environment
– Help improve gross motor skills, hand eye coordination & catching
– Preparation for competitions if they wish to continue into a team sport
Above all, the primary focus of our sessions is for the kids to have FUN. We incorporate games into each week’s activities, so the children don’t even know they are learning a new skill.

Glebe Gymbaroo & Balmain Babyroo
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When: Glebe – daily classes / Balmain – Tuesdays & Thursdays. All classes are age specific
Where: 2-4 Minogue Crescent, Glebe / 1B Booth, St Balmain
Cost: $150-$220 per term
Age suitability: 0-5 years
Weekly class for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Our classes draw on more than 30 years of scientific research to provide a play based sensory-motor program. Each class is a rich sensory and stimulating experience for children and their carers. Our centres are clean and our professional teachers are fun, warm and caring who want to help your child flourish and nurture his or her development. Educating children and parents in the Inner West since 1997.

Connect Kids Yoga
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When: Saturday 9:15-9:55am
Where: 131 Smith St, Summer Hill
Cost: $128 per term
Age suitability: 4-8 years old
At connect kids YOGA we provide yoga 4 Tots to Teens and all Kids in between to promote health and happiness. Our programs encourage kids to shine from the inside out. We aim to inspire kids to connect to and believe in their brightness within through engaging and fun classes! All of our courses and classes are age appropriate and are planned according to your kids needs! Our seasonal focused classes encourage kids to work and live in harmony with their environment and world.

When & Where: Newtown – Tuesdays 4:00-4:45 PM (5-8 yrs)
Glebe – Thursdays 3:30-4:15 PM (5-8 yrs) & 4:20-5:05 PM (2.5-4 yrs)
Cost: $120 per term or $15 casual session
Age suitability: 2.5 – 8 years
Kids yoga is all about the benefits of yoga with the addition of fun, fun, fun! We truly believe in the benefits of yoga and fitness for kids and one of the best ways for children to discover their own strength and flexibility, boost their self-esteem and simply be happy.
Classes incorporate music, many games, unique props, animal balloons, gymnastic, acro yoga, relaxation time and are held in a variety of themes such as: trust, nature, recycling, shapes, memory, creation, magical journeys, heroes etc.
Come and join me for some exciting Yoga adventures for Kids!

Northstar Martial Arts Balmain
When: Daily, age specific classes
Where: 372 Darling St inside the PCYC building
Cost: $35 per fortnight which equates to $17.50 per lesson
Age suitability: 3 years to adult
Northstar Ju Jitsu is designed to be a practical, fun, easy to learn system that instils the fundamentals of self-defence, confidence, discipline, respect, & focus in young children. Some parents may think martial arts promotes violence, but it’s actually the opposite, we help teach self-discipline and socialisation skills.

Da Vinci Hub
When: Classes start the week commencing 1 February
Where: Shop 1, 239 Great North Rd, Five Dock
Cost: $200-$280 for a 10-week course
Age suitability: Toddlers to Year 12
Da Vinci Scholars: Small group and private tuition K – Year 12 Start January 29.
Da Vinci Programmers: Computer programming Year 1 – Year 5 Start January 30.
Let’s Learn: Mandarin – 3 classes available Toddlers to Year 5 Start February 1.
Da Vinci Scholars: Small group and private tuition K – Year 12 Start February 2.
Da Vinci Musicians: Music sessions for Infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Start February 4.

Drummoyne Playgroup
When: Tuesdays 9:30-11:30am
Where: Rear Hall, Drummoyne Uniting Church, 33 College St, Drummoyne
Cost: An annual Playgroup NSW Family Membership costs $39
Age suitability: 0-5 years

Little Nicholson Street Play Centre
When: 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday. Saturday party bookings available
Where: 13 Union Street, East Balmain (located directly behind the East Village Pub)
Cost: Premium Two Year Membership for $215; our current Early Bird 1 Year Membership Special of $125 (until 28 February); or our casual 5 Trip Member Ticket. Every membership includes your whole family!
Age suitability: 0-5 years
The Little Nicholson Street Play Centre (LNSP) facility has been available to children for over 30 years and is a self-financing not-for-profit association. Our primary purpose is to be an informal, safe play zone where children from 0-5 and their parents/carers can come together to make friends, have fun and share ideas and experiences.


When:  After school and weekends (please check their website)
Where: 7 Warburton St, Marrickville
Cost: $330 per child (enrol before February 1 and save up to 50% on 2016 Term 1 classes!)
Age Suitability: 9-14 years old
QwertyKids is a digital learning studio located in Marrickville in the Inner West of Sydney, 8km from Sydney CBD. We offer after-school programs for young people in coding, gaming and electronics. Led by experts, QwertyKids workshops are playful, participatory and plenty of fun!

Next Move
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When: All programs run on Saturdays and commence on 30th January (excluding Musical Makers Club which commences 6th February).
Saturdays at specific age times as below
Where: Stanmore
Cost:  Ranging from $11-$15 per session
Age suitability: 2-15 years
Itsy Bitsy Stars (2-3yrs) / Time: 9am-9.30am
A wonderful introduction to movement in the styles of Jazz and Ballet through creative play and music exercises. This class is designed to spark their imagination.
*Itsy Bitsy Rising Stars (3-6yrs) / Time: 9.45am-10.30am
This class covers both Jazz and Ballet while developing their coordination through fun and engaging movement, exercises and dance routines.
*Itsy Bitsy Superstars (7yrs +) / Time: 10.30am-11.30am
This class covers both Jazz and Ballet with a focus on technique development, confidence and performance.
*Hip Hop Tots (3-6yrs) / Time: 10.30am-11.30am
An exciting introduction to Hip Hop in a dynamic and fun class atmosphere. Here your child will learn the latest moves and find their inner groove.
*Musical Makers Club (5-15yrs) 12.30pm-2pm
– A unique theatre program that covers singing, dancing and acting by producing live musical theatre shows. This season the MMC will be performing ’The Little Mermaid’. All children are welcome to join the club!
We are offering a FREE TRIAL CLASS to all our programs offered at Next Move studios in Stanmore.
You can register for a free trial class by going to this online booking form…. REGISTER HERE: or contact Next Move on 0410 621 791.

Deutschstunde – German Classes for kids
When: Monday afternoons – 13 classes available
Where: St. Christophorus Community Centre 112 Edwin Street North, Croydon
Cost: $170 for first child and $140 for consecutive child per term
Age suitability: Preschool to Year 12
Deutschstunde is a not for profit organisation offering German tuition for kids from Preschool to Year 12. Our teachers are all highly qualified, native German speaking professional teachers. Our class sizes are small and most have two teachers in the room. With 13 classes on a Monday afternoon we are sure to find the right class for your child.
We are one of only 3 schools in Australia that offers the internationally recognised German Language Certificate (DSD) for Teenagers. From 2016 onwards we will be offering special DSD prep classes for Teenagers on a Tuesday afternoon. We are a friendly, inclusive community celebrating learning, German identity through food, cultural activities and traditional celebrations.
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