Mums are always trying to do it all- take care of the kids, keep fit, look great- all while balancing work commitments and without letting your home go to ruin.
Around Christmas, our to-do lists seem to quadruple as we add all manner of tasks related to Christmas decorating, entertaining and shopping.
We’re here to help you get it done. The services below will support you in finding time to work, exercise and get glam. More importantly, they’ll allow you to have precious time to yourself where you can relax, reset your mind and refresh to take on the silly season.
NANNIES AND SUBSIDISED IN-HOME CHILDCARE
It really does take a village to raise a child – especially in the school holidays!
Mummymetime care for children right across the Sutherland Shire and beyond. They make it easier for you to work during the school holidays, as well as supporting shift workers and families with special needs.
Mummymetime is a NSW & Commonwealth Government Approved In-Home Care Childcare Provider for families who are eligible for rebated in-home childcare and NDIS funding.
Mummymetime provides experienced, qualified Carers in your own home to take your children to their scheduled activities. All of their Carers are highly experienced and qualified with training in early childhood, education, or medical professions. Every Carer has First Aid Training, WWC and Police Checks so your children are ALWAYS in safe hands.
To find out more, or make a booking now, visit Mummymetime.com.au
For further information or enquiries, contact Leanne at [email protected] or on 0415 402 133.
Sutherland Shire Council Vacation Care
School holidays aren’t often convenient for working parents! If you’re one of those parents, Sutherland Shire Council’s Vacation Care is an excellent fun option for your kids. Vacation Care will operate at their Miranda, Burraneer Bay and Lucas Heights centres during the December/January school holidays.
The holiday program will feature fun, low-risk centre-based activities. The program will feature wide-ranging activities comprising of sport, science, music, arts & crafts and much more.
Get in quick for the early bird fee of just $58 per day (standard daily rate $63 per day). For more details visit the Sutherland Shire Council website, or phone 02 9710 0466 or email [email protected] to book now.
Fernwood Fitness Miranda
Want to pre-empt those big Christmas lunches and invest in a healthy outlet for end-of-the-year stress? The best solution is to find yourself a form of fitness you love, where you can conveniently take the kids with you!
To celebrate their brand new Reformer Pilates studio launch, Fernwood Miranda is offering Mums of the Shire readers a fabulous joining offer to help you give yourself the gift of health this Christmas.
Fernwood Miranda has a creche available for kids while you work out, and if you join now (with no lock-in contract and no joining fee) you’ll receive 25% off your weekly membership!
As an extra special bonus for the Mums of the Shire community, you’ll receive three Reformer Pilates sessions absolutely FREE.
To register for this offer, email ‘MOTSXMAS’ to [email protected]
T&Cs apply. Offer ends 23.12.2020 and there is a 6-month expiry date from activation on Reformer Pilates sessions.
The Bridal Bar
This year, we’ve spent enough time in our trackies indoors and everyone is just buzzing to get out and about and catch up with their many crews pre-Christmas.
Get your glam-on at the Bridal Bar where they offer a wide range of beauty services for your hair, skin, brows and lashes. Their services also include teeth whitening and tanning and a luxe range of facials and infrared saunas and massages.
They have a CRECHE NOW AVAILABLE for your use while receiving any of their services so that no babysitter is no problem!
The creche is available on Mondays (1-6pm), Wednesdays (10am-3pm) and Thursdays (10am-3pm) and may be available outside these hours upon request and availability.
So now you can fit your weekly or monthly pamper sessions in whilst your bubs are in the safe hands of a qualified child care worker.
The creche is now open and costs $10 per child, or is free with any spend over $300.
South Village Shopping Centre
South Village, Kirrawee is a one-stop-shop for all your Christmas needs. Between The Source Bulk foods, Coles and Aldi- there are no essentials you won’t find here.
Grab a coffee from Cooperfield or Tamping Ground to keep you going and head out to the great outdoor playground to let the kids burn off their energy if they start driving you mad.
If you happen to be child-free you can also get your hair done at The Color Lounge, a manicure at ProfessioNail, lash and brow treatments at Micha Lash and Brows or a massage at Lee Massage and Acupuncture. With convenient 3-hour free parking, this is the perfect place to tick a few things off your list in one hit.
Head to the South Village website for opening hours, store directory and more details.
Make Me A Rockstar
Does the idea of an end of year celebration with kids make you feel overwhelmed? The overactive imaginations, putting on performances, being overtired, the fighting…
Don’t worry- Christmas elves Giggles and Jingles, from Make Me A Rockstar, are here to help!
With interactive games and activities to keep them occupied, you can sit back with that well-deserved glass of wine and relax while they take the stress out of your event.
Still need help?
Do you need help with something not listed here? Don’t forget you can always search our local directory for a complete range of local businesses services and products and for anything very specific that you can’t find there you can always ask the Mums of the Shire Facebook Community.