Together, Little Bay Mummas (and Papas!) comprise more than 200 member families, representing families with children who live in our suburb. For child safety reasons it’s a ’secret group’ on Facebook so, if you wish to get involved, please contact us on Facebook by searching Admin's Amy Frasca Weidlich or Clare Potter. Then send us a friend request, so that we may add you. We are primarily a community parent group and not a digital space for general marketing of services. If you wish to offer sponsorship or support for our seasonal community events, please email founding member Amy Weidlich via firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Bay Mummas...and Papas | September 2017 update
The Little Bay Mummas' (and Papas') group (LBM) has hit over 200 member families! Amazing.
Parents and kids meet regularly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with more details available via Amy Frasca Weidlich on the Facebook group.
On Sunday 13 August, LBM celebrated its annual Winter Party — a terrific opportunity for local families to meet up and celebrate the season. From 1pm til 2pm the focus was on fun with the Frozen jumping castle, yummy local food, craft tables, and a visit from a very special winter fairy by talented local mum — Gift of The Gab Children's Entertainment.
Mums and dads enjoyed a coffee from the coffee van thanks to Little Bay Cottage Child Care. From 2pm till 4pm Princess Anna and Queen Elsa from Star Dust Kids Entertainment created a kids disco!
LBM is so grateful to Ultrasound Care in Randwick and local mum Rebecca Hughes for sponsoring the craft, organised by amazing Shana Dawson, and also the Frozen jumping castle organised by the wonderful Clare Potter.
Local mum Aleks and her Little Bay Swim School invited along their friend Princess Anna to get the kids disco started. Pine Cottage Child Care invited Queen Elsa to entertain the kids, and provided coffee for the parents as well as beautiful decorations to delight the kids.
Coast Centre for Seniors and Steve Ausling are such heroes for providing our venue — The Cottage. Foodworks, Piccola Baia, The Green Olive, Little Lily's and Site Pizza showcased some kid friendly bites.
Parents were big winners with lucky door prizes from Driftwood Living and Little Bay Pharmacy. Big thanks go to the volunteer mummas who helped dream up this event: Amy Weidlich, Clare Potter, Shana Dawson, Fiona Pearson and Ana Olano. Also we thank Gabriella Alvaro and Miho (Mia) on behalf of all the kids who had so much fun!
Little Bay Mummas' June 2017 half year update
Families of Little Bay involved in the Little Bay Mummas' Facebook group have enjoyed a wonderful six months of catch ups and community events.
Our summer event was called Midsummer Story Tree at Bob-A-Day Park. Children (and a bunch of parents) dressed up as elves, fairies, gnomes and sprites for a magical gathering under the canopy of trees in the park. A professional storyteller was on hand to enchant us all with interactive stories, while families shared blankets and picnics. The January event was organised by Holly Karten and Amy Weidlich and we were grateful to the sponsorship of Steve Ausling of NG Farah and A Place To Grow Early Learning Academy with photography by El Earl Photography.
Autumn in Little Bay was a soccer themed celebration thanks to local business Socca Joeys and our amazing organising committee including Amy Weidlich, Holly Karten, Carolyn McMullan, Bronagh Stewart-Janssen, Ana Maria Olano, Sarah Janai and Babita Kumanan, who helped put together the fun afternoon at the Coast Centre’s Cottage Hall. The hall was our wet weather plan after hoping we’d be able to enjoy the oval, but in any case it was still lots of fun for the kids and families.
A massive thank you to Little Bay resident, Coach Anthony from Socca Joeys who brought along three coaches and the Socca Joey mascot to delight the kids for the afternoon. We were so appreciative that Ruby and Eli Challenger from Challenger Smallgoods offered free hotdogs and got their mates at Brasserie Bread to provide the Bread Rolls. Little Bay Mumma’s wish also to thank Little Lily’s for the super fun Easter Egg Hunt on the day and for providing the Socca Joey’s Easter Egg gifts for the kids! Thank you to Coast Centre for Seniors for helping us out with the hall at short notice, we very much appreciate your support and sponsorship. But a massive thank you goes to Steve Ausling at NG Farah for making it possible that the event is free for all our local families who wish to attend with his sponsorship that helps cover crafts and decorations and the hall’s cleaning fee.
Following on from our Autumn event on Easter Sunday families met at McCartney Oval for a fun Easter Egg Hunt. Many thanks to Little Lily’s for their support of our beautiful community event.
Little Bay Mumma’s also wish to thank our digital admin team of volunteers who support the editorial administration of our facebook page. We are grateful to Clare Potter, Aisha Savva, Aleks Konakov, Ana Maria Olano, Bronagh Stewart- Janssen, Holly Karten, Shana Dawson and Amy Weidlich for their time and input on creating a safe digital space for parents to interact.
Looking ahead, a sub-committee of Little Bay Mumma’s will organise a winter Little Bay Mummas event, so look out for posters in the area and notification on the Prince Henry website and of course, our facebook page.