About Us

The BRICKS 4 KIDZ® model was founded by Michelle Cote in St. Augustine, Florida. Michelle initially started an after-school Spanish class in the spring of 2008, and then thought to herself, “My son loves to play with LEGO® – maybe I could lead a creative science LEGO® after-school workshop too”.  Michelle launched both the after-school Spanish class and the LEGO® workshop.  She had three children sign up for the Spanish class, but 35 children signed up for the LEGO® workshop!

Today BRICKS 4 KIDZ® has over 750 locations in 45 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.

Danielle McAllister

I’m Danielle! I’ve been working with children in educational settings for the past 3 years. I’m studying to become a teacher.

Before teaching, I worked with young people in wellbeing for approximately 5 years.

In my spare time, I like to walk my dog Maisi. I also have a pet cat Millie but she doesn’t like being walked further than the backyard. I thoroughly enjoy ‘dad jokes’.

Christina Mathieson

When I was a kid, I loved playing with Lego and, although we had Lego at home, the massive box of Lego at my Grandparents house always saw lots of use whenever my brother and I visited.

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Languages and International Relations at Flinders University. Outside of study I have been dancing for over 12 years. In my club, I began helping younger groups as soon as I was old enough and I really enjoyed it. Last year, I coached my own team for the first time and loved it!

Jessica Crafter

Hi, I’m Jessica!

I have a keen interest in STEM education for early years, and believe that Lego provides an amazing opportunity to practice these skills in a fun and approachable way. I have completed Bachelor of Science, and am currently pursuing a Master of Primary Teaching.

It is great opportunity to work for Bricks 4 Kidz and help inspire tomorrow’s engineers and scientists!

I enjoy spending my free time riding my horse Eddie, and taking my dog Midas to the park. I’m also a big fan of anything Disney!

Danielle Nowak

‘Hey I’m Danni! I have completed a Bachelor of Music and am currently studying a Masters of Primary Teaching at Flinders University. I love working with children and watching them learn and grow.

I have a strong passion for education and am continually looking for creative ways to integrate play into learning. My hobbies include dancing, playing piano and hanging out with my dog Zoe.

We learn, we build, we play with LEGO® Bricks


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