Who is the Team on the Central Coast?
Lulu was born in France, in Haute-Savoie, on the French-Swiss boarder near Geneva, where she grew up. After studying a diploma of Communication & Advertising in Grenoble, Lulu decided to add languages to her education and moved to Bristol in the UK for a year, then to Dusseldorf in Germany for another year, to become fluent in English and German. Lulu then decided to move to Asia, where she spent the following 17 years working in Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore; 10 of those years being spent working for a large global bank.
Lulu is married to Brett and has two boys aged 15 and 10. Lulu and her husband decided to relocate to Sydney at the end of 2014 and established BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Central Coast, committing themselves to develop and deliver a great concept.
Lulu’s Working With Children Check number is WWC0489049E. Lulu has the Education and Care First Aid qualification from St John Ambulance Australia, endorsed by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
Briony is married with 3 children aged 12, 5 and 3 years and moved to the Central Coast from the Northern Beaches 5 years ago.
During Briony’s career she has been involved in Publicity and Marketing in both the Film & TV Industry and in Book Publishing for over 20 years. While once dabbling in radio as a host of a weekly book program, Briony also loves writing children’s books and is looking forward to studying Child Psychology in the near future. Moving to the Central Coast from Sydney five years ago, Briony and her husband enjoy spending their time involved with the local surf club and participating in community and school events with their three young children.
Briony’s Working With Children Check number is WWC0489053E. Briony has the Provide First Aid qualification as well as the Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting qualification from Vital.
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 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 620 locations in more than 35 countries.