About Us

 
Tooltip Text 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.

Your Inner West Team

 

Dan Mackinder : Owner & Director

Dan launched BRICKS 4 KIDZ® in the Inner West in 2018.

After making the area home for his family & himself for more than 20 Years he saw
the opportunity to bring all the Fun & Educational elements of BRICKS 4 KIDZ® to families in his local community.

Dan’s Working With Children Check number is WWC1439415E & all his Instructors in the Team hold the relevant Working With Children Checks and First Aid qualifications to provide the expected safety & assurance standards required by NSW Law.

John Aspite : Lead Instructor

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering / Commerce at UNSW.
What I love most about working at Bricks 4 Kidz is witnessing the creativity and excitement of the kids whilst they are building with us. It is also an opportunity to inspire a passion in STEM amongst future scientists and engineers.
My favourite Bricks 4 Kidz activity is definitely the Junior Robotics and Mindstorms EV3 programs. This is because these programs provide a fun an exciting way of teaching children the basics of computer programming, as well as developing an understanding of how robots work.
My Working With Children Check number is WWC1813931E

Claudia Gambacorta : Lead Instructor

I am currently studying a Bachelor of primary religious education at the University of Notre Dame. My long term career goal is become a principal of a primary school in Sydney.
Bricks 4 Kidz fits really well with my future career aspirations as it provides the ability to work with and create a better understandingchildren in outside of school  activities.
What I love most about Bricks 4 Kidz is being able to use my imagination with LEGO and how the children interact with each other, my favourite workshop to run is either Mining & Crafting or Extreme Ninjas!
My Working With Children Check number is WWC1204460V

Aidan Elwig Pollock : Lead Instructor

I completed the HSC at Fort Street High School in 2019, and am taking a gap year involving work and travel before commencing an arts degree (with intention to transfer up to law) in 2021
Working with Bricks 4 Kidz I get to share my love of LEGO with an up and coming group of LEGO fanatics!  I the Robotics & Coding with the LEGO EV3 Mindstorms the most interesting & rewarding part of the program.
Bricks 4 Kidz is the perfect job for me as I have been building LEGO since I was 4 years old, and now possess over 30,000 bricks!
My Working With Children Check number is WWC2027114E

Lauren Coates : Lead Instructor

Hi I’m Lauren, LEGO lover and instructor! I am studying a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Primary) at ACU, with my long-term career goal being to become a Primary School teacher. What I love about working with B4K is the absolute blast of a time we have! From birthday parties to workshops, each experience brings a smile to all those involved! My favourite themes are Princesses 👑 and Harry Potter ⚡ – I even own the Great Hall and Knight Bus!
My Working With Children Check number is WWC2090096E

Jeremy Salmon : Junior Instructor

Hi I’m Jeremy! I am currently in Year 11 at The McDonald College. I would love to pursue Musical Theatre as a career and that is what I’m currently studying at school.

I love working at Bricks for Kidz because I get to explore my creativity and play with Lego at work! My favourite workshop themes are Superheroes and Star Wars – I even own the Millennium Falcon! 

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