Common Question about our Holiday Workshops & Activities
What do other parents say about the program?
Parents love our workshops. They all know that their children are in the safe care of BRICKS 4 KIDZ instructors, all who have Working With Children checks and at least one who has a current First Aid certificate. All instructors have been trained with special safety policies in place at all our workshops.
Parents also like to know that their child will have a super fun day! Kids are given different LEGO® activities which they don’t have at home and taught different building techniques. They are given time to use their imagination and they will make lots of friends!
Will the whole session be LEGO? I'm not sure my child can concentrate that long!
We hold breaks during the day and have games and activities ready to suit kids of all ages!
Children attending Mosman will walk over to a close park after the group has finished eating for both morning tea and lunch. A first aid kit is taken by the manager.
Our Willoughby location has a fenced of grass area where the children will be supervised after they have finished eating.
We do not take children outside at our Crows Nest centre or Gordon Library. Instead, we supervise fun indoor games.
The location at St Ives sits on the edge of a beautiful football ground with a playground attached where the kids will be supervised after they have finished eating.
What does a day at BRICKS 4 KIDZ look like?
During the session, kids are broken up into different groups and rotate between a series of stations. These are structured with a particular time allocated at each one and all have different LEGO® activities on them. There is an instructor at all these stations.
We also have time for creative play with our mountains of LEGO®, where kids can decide what they would like to build and use their imagination!
We incorporate a morning tea break, lunch break and afternoon break into our days. We all sit down together to eat and then play.
Are most of the participants boys?
No, we have lots of girls attend our workshops – LEGO® is definitely for girls too!
Sometimes kids arrive at our workshops with their siblings or friends and we make sure they are grouped together for the day. However, lots of kids don’t know anyone when they first arrive and, after working together to build fantastic creations and playing games together in the break times, form really great friendships.
Are most of the participants older children? I'm thinking of sending my 5 year old. She's quite intimidated by big boys!
We have a range of ages attend our workshops, from age 5 to 12. We group the kids at the beginning of the day according to age, ability and to keep siblings and friends together!
We have a ratio of never more than eight kids to one instructor so there is always someone there to support every child and make sure they achieve their builds.
Most of our models have at least two levels of difficulty and the activities are also very open-ended, so we really do cater for all ages.
Does the program qualify for childcare rebate?
We are not able to offer a child care rebate. Many of our staff are university education students, so while they do not have childcare qualifications, they have a great knowledge and skill with working with children. They are more equipped to work and interact with primary-aged children.
We also have a ratio of never more than eight kids to each instructor, which allows the day to be a really fun day for all involved.
Do I provide food and drinks for my child?
Yes! We ask parents to provide a nut-free morning tea, lunch and an afternoon snack (even though we remind all kids at the start of the day to never share their food).
Water is available although it is ideal for them to bring their own water bottle.
Is sunscreen provided?
Yes – 30+ sunscreen is available! Please apply before the workshop if you desire.
What clothing is suitable?
We ask that you provide hats all year around for the children to go outside. We ask children wear long sleeves and pants if it is cool. Please provide a jumper if needed.
Children need to wear covered shoes, for example sneakers, in case we play outside at breaks.
Is care provided before and after the workshops?
No, we do not offer care before or after the workshops. Doors will open at 8.45am for children to be dropped off.
Parents are welcome to come in from 3.30pm to see what their child is building. The workshops end at 4.00pm and we ask that all children are picked up then.
What if my child cannot make a workshop?
If your child is visibly sick or carrying a high temperature on the day of the class, please keep your child at home! We will make up the workshop at the next opportunity.
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