Shire Kids started many years ago as a simple online Facebook page. But once these girls took over it was propelled into a shire-based empire. From Music Time sessions, to plaster painting. Then came a collective offering of 8 social media channels known as Connect Local Sutherland Shire. Then onto own-branded markets for the local bargain shoppers. Shire Kids is no longer a passive Facebook page – it’s a complete go-to for anyone who has kids in The Shire! So let’s meet the team behind it…
Meet Gaye. Gaye is the wonderful mum who runs the Music Time with Shire Kids sessions at the Menai venue. Gaye has 1 child who attends the sessions with her and is a fantastic help and demonstration to new families.
Gaye has always been a Sydney-sider and loves her Shire life. She has recently started her own little brand called “Homemade with Love”. Gaye loves to be creative and make beautiful homewares and childrens’ embellished clothing.
Meet Leanne. Originally from Surry in England, Leanne’s Shire Kids journey started when she took over the Plaster & Paint branch of the Shire Kids business. From that moment on her house was an array of plaster moulds, drying racks and coloured paints. You may have seen Leanne around the Shire at local schools and markets at her plaster painting stall.
More recently, Leanne expanded her love for the business and took on event co-ordination and marketing for the Shire Kids Markets. Leanne has 2 young children and frequently enjoys attending Music Time with Shire Kids sessions, local playgroups, coffee shops and the odd bottle of wine.
Meet Jacqui. Born and bred local with 2 children. Jacqui was responsible for the birth of the very popular children’s program – Music Time with Shire Kids. Her background in occupational therapy allowed her to use her skills and knowledge to develop a program which is not only engaging but teaches an array of life skills whilst the children have fun with their parent or carer. Jacqui assists in the running of these sessions at our Kirrawee location.
Under the Shire Kids brand Jacqui has run childrens’ yoga classes, attended markets and helped to co-ordinate and run the Shire Kids Markets. Jacqui enjoys movie nights, outdoor activities with the kids and reading a good book!
Meet Danielle. A mum of 5 children and the driving force behind Shire Kids. After having her third child in 2010, Danielle decided it was time to make a difference in the community. She established several online community groups in between changing nappies and keeping the family running. These groups went on to form the collective offering known as “Connect Local Sutherland Shire”.
Danielle runs the Music Time with Shire Kids sessions at Kirrawee and is co-director of the Shire Kids business.
The Shire Kids Markets are the newest branch of the offering and Danielle works hard to make sure the day is a success for all.
You will often find Danielle at Cronulla supporting her elite surfer-daughter April. In her few spare minutes she enjoys quiet time at home and coffee catch ups with friends.
Visit the website – https://www.connectlocalsutherlandshire.com.au
Shire Kids Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ShireKids/
Shire Kids Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/shirekids/
Music Time with Shire Kids – https://www.facebook.com/musicwithshirekids/
Plaster & Paint – https://www.facebook.com/plasterandpaintss/
Homemade with Love – https://www.facebook.com/Homemadewithluv/