Who is the team in North Lakes?
Lily is a registered teacher with Queensland College of Teachers. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Education in 2011 and has been working in primary schools around the Moreton Bay Region of Brisbane.
After working in auditing and accounting in Sydney, Lily and her family moved to Brisbane in 2008. Lily’s life experiences has taught her to appreciate the importance of job satisfaction. She enjoys working with children and gains satisfaction in knowing that she can make a difference is a child’s life through education. Lily believes that children learn through engaging, hands on and meaningful activities and understands the importance of play in the development of children’s creative, social and academic skills.
Lily has First Aid qualifications, including CPR training and management of asthma and anaphylaxis from St John Ambulance (QLD) Certificate No. QLD579279. Her Blue Card Positive Exemption Card number is 893550/2.
History of BRICKS 4 KIDZ®
The BRICKS 4 KIDZ® model was founded by Michelle Cote in St. Augustine, Florida. Michelle started an after-school Spanish class (outside the school system). In the spring of 2008 while filling out the forms to become a “School Board Vendor,” teaching Spanish at the school the following school year, Michelle noticed a category on the form for “creative science.” Her son loves to play with LEGO® bricks, and she thought to herself, “Maybe I could lead a creative science LEGO® class too”. Michelle was awarded the bid for both the after-school Spanish and the creative science LEGO® class. That summer Michelle advertised a Spanish camp and a LEGO® camp. She had three children sign up for the Spanish camp, but 35 children signed up for the LEGO® camp!
After seeing the excitement over the LEGO® bricks, Michelle decided to go with the LEGO® after-school class – and it took off. Michelle found herself at three different primary schools with an average of 20 students in each class every week. Now Michelle does over 20 after-school classes a week, plus school incursions, programs during the school holidays and bunches of birthday parties every weekend!
Today BRICKS 4 KIDZ® has over 600 locations in 35 countries. BRICKS 4 KIDZ® is a Child Safe Child Friendly organisation and our number one priority in any activity is the safety of children under our supervision. Our Child Safe Child Friendly policy is available here for download.