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.

The Inner West Team

Dan Mackinder : Owner & Director

Dan launched BRICKS 4 KIDZ® into the Inner West earlier this year.

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.

Leah Jeffries : Lead Instructor

Hello! I’m Leah.

I am studying a Bachelor of Midwifery at Western Sydney University. I hope to be a registered midwife practising in a hospital in Sydney.

Bricks for Kidz allows me to combine studying and work in a fun way to encourage kids to learn through LEGO. I really enjoy working & watching everyone work together and problem solving to get their creations completed!

Our Robotics Workshops are fantastic because we get to see kids learn new skills which by the end of the day means they can program models to move, sing and dance!

I’m definitely a dog lady! After work, I will walk my 2 dogs (Daisy and Millie) and we train for Agility and Flyball competitions on the weekend.

My Working With Children Check number is WWC1632847E

Aidan Elwig Pollock : Junior Instructor

I have just entered my final year at Fort Street High School. 

& long term I am currently considering becoming an architect.

Working with Bricks 4 Kidz I get to share my love of LEGO with an up and coming group of LEGO fanatics!  I find working with the Technic LEGO in our Project Kits the most interesting.

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!

Chloe Duffield : Lead Instructor

I’m going to start studying a bachelor of advanced science at university next year, as I’ve just finished high school.

My goal is to become a physicist and work in experimental physics labs all over the world, but I also love working with kids, coming from a big family of 6 children!

Working with Bricks 4 Kidz gives me the opportunity to have lots of fun and provide the same to children at the various parties, workshops and incursions we run.

My personal favourite is the Mining & Crafting workshop, so I hope to see you all there!

 

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

We Learn, We Build, We Play with LEGO® Bricks!

 

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