Set your Child up for PREP Success!
SPARKLING LOLLIPOPS gives children the opportunities to practise the skills needed to be happy, confident and successful learners, as they travel on the exciting journey towards BIG SCHOOL. We help support parents with the knowledge, tips and tricks to help their child as they transition into PREP.
Give your child the educational advantage!
Each class will enhance your child’s development physically, cognitively, intellectually, socially and most importantly, emotionally.
What sets Sparkling Lollipops apart from other classes is our approach to involve and encourage parent participation. We support and guide parents to further understand the skills their little one needs, as they enter PREP and how to best support their child as they begin this exciting TRANSITIONAL journey towards BIG SCHOOL.
Together we give your precious bundle the leading edge to their education. We create a nurturing community, a safe place to discuss and feel supported to help your child grow in confidence and self-esteem as they are growing and developing.
Creative Fun Learning
Prep 4 Prep classes!! Sparkling Lollipops uses play based learning to prepare your child for the expectations, experiences and skills needed, that lay ahead in the coming years of their formal schooling. We bring all the elements of BIG SCHOOL together.
We creatively use
songs, arts/crafts, fine-motor and problem solving experiences, the development of LITERACY and NUMERACY skills using big books, play and movement and a heap of encouragement, fun and laughter, that will see your little one leaping confidently into these foundational years of learning and finally, into their official schooling years.
Sparkling Lollipops is a group of early childhood and primary school trained and university qualified classroom teachers who love to create fun, engaging and educational classes where your little one will learn their ABC’s and 123’s in a play-based interactive way, while engaging in FINE-MOTOR, CO-OPERATION and SOCIAL SKILLS.
Sparkling Lollipops encourages the importance of parent involvement as we all come together to play, laugh and learn. Give your child the EDUCATIONAL ADVANTAGE by coming along and joining all the sparkling lollipop fun!
Prepare your child for Prep giving them the leading edge!
Our class curriculum is written by teachers with Bachelor of Education qualifications who currently teach and have taught in early childhood and primary school classrooms here in Australia and the UK. Every teacher has a family of their own of little ones so they know as parents themselves, your struggles for wanting the best start for your child. You will not find a more qualified, passionate or experienced group of professional teachers to see your child to success in the early years. They know the skills your child needs to succeed in their first year at school.
Each class will enhance your child’s development physically, cognitively, intellectually, socially and most importantly, emotionally. What sets Sparkling Lollipops apart from other classes is our approach to involve and encourage parent participation. We support and guide both you and your child so together we give your precious bundle the leading edge to their education. We create a nurturing community, a safe place to discuss and feel supported to help your child grow in confidence and self-esteem as they are growing and developing.
We are much more than an hour class of instruction! We create relationships and bonded friendships which will last a lifetime. We bring together like- minded mums and dads to share this parenting journey, where we all come together to support your child in these foundational years to be the best they can be.
We aim to add a splash of colour to each child’s world as we guide and support them to spread their own special sparkle, as they learn and grow in these early years.
“Through play, children learn how to learn.” (Fred Donaldson)
St Matthews Anglican Church Hall
648/650 Sherwood Road, Sherwood
Monday 9:30am – 10:30am
Chapel Hill State School
20 Ironbark Street Chapel Hill
Tuesday 9:30am – 10:30am in the After Hours building
Come into the school and park in the ring circle outside the administration block.
Meet the Team
My name is Nicky Shea and I am an experienced and dedicated teacher with a motivational and nurturing personality. I am a qualified teacher graduating from QUT with a Bachelor of Education – Primary. I also have a Diploma of Early Childhood as well as a Certificate III in Childcare and Education. Being an experienced Prep teacher, my expertise definitely lies within the early years. I have the knowledge and skills to use play to make learning fun, creative and meaningful.
My philosophy of teaching is built upon the core principles of routine, consistency, praise and overarching this is the importance of making learning fun through play. To me, each child is unique and therefore must be treated individually, with care and sensitivity. My personal values include consideration for others and the environment, compassion, cooperation and the courage to try. These values are evident in my teaching through modeling, discussion, singing, dancing and playing. I aim for the children in my care to continue to learn and grow with confidence and believe that the most important years in a child’s life are these early years.
I am also a mum of two beautiful children, Douglas and Violet. Ironically, being a mum has probably been the best teaching qualification for me. It has given me a deeper understanding of the trust and confidence that a parent places in the teachers and carers of their children. Building that trust and ensuring your child feels safe and valued is my top priority. I look forward to helping your child ‘sparkle’ as they play and learn with me and the Sparkling Lollipops team.
BN (Registered Nurse), BEd(Primary)
I have a deep passion for childrens’ education and as the CEO and Founder of Lizard Learning, I am finally living my life’s mission. This warms my heart and lights my sparkle every day to have this honour. It started with the creation of the very popular, 10 Quick Questions a Day program for Australian primary school students and the range of Bootcamp: Punctuation and Spelling classroom resources (with many more products to come) now with the extra services of early childhood classes and our online tutoring, I am so super excited to be able to spread the love, colour and sparkle and touch even more lives daily.
I am Brisbane! This means, I love everything Brisbane: Southbank, River Fire, The Ekka, our markets, but most of all, I adore and love providing all kinds of teaching and learning experiences to our Brisbane kids.
I can’t wait to form life-long friendships with our Brisbane families in our little Sparkling Lollipop Club! Our Sparkling Lollipops Program ~ Prep 4 Prep classes for 3-5 years olds are colourful and fun super cool classes that bring together songs, arts/crafts, fine motor and problem solving experiences, the development of literacy and numeracy skills using big books, play and movement and a heap of encouragement, fun and laughter, that will see your little one leaping confidently into these foundational years of learning and finally, into their official schooling years.
My career started as a Registered Nurse after completing my Bachelor of Nursing Degree at McAuley Campus at Mitchelton, Brisbane. The sadness and heartache of illness was too much to bare. I take my hat off to all the hospital and medical staff that devote their days to the sick. I always loved children and knew this was the only other occupation I could consider if I wasn’t nursing. I enrolled myself into the Post Graduate Bachelor of Education course at QUT at Kelvin Grove and studied whilst working full time as an RN to complete the course. As they say, the rest is history.
After teaching in the classroom for 5 years, I founded Lizard Learning. This one move has turned out to be the best decision of my life as I connect with teachers, students and parents every day to create learning tools either online or offline, that assists them to motivate, inspire and educate our kids.
As another journey begins, come along and share it with us and join all the sparkly fun our classes will provide you and your little daily day buddy. I can’t wait to begin forming life-long friendships with our Brisbane families in our Prep 4 Prep classes held around Brisbane. You can look forward to strong bonds developing between your child and the other children in the class. Don’t be surprised that you pick up a few wonderful friendships too, as you come together on the same like-minded journey to give your child the best chance of a successful beginning, in these important years.
* The 10% Join with a friend discount is valid for one term only and cannot be used with the 10% Earlybird discount
*Sparkling Lollipops accepts no responsibility for any injury that may arise before, during or after attendance at any of our classes. As the guardian and/or caregiver, you accept all responsibility for the child/ren in your care. You understand that any children with you are your sole responsibility and not that of our teachers.
* Strict policy on missed classes applies. We are unable to carry over classes to the following term. Due to class sizes and so we continue to provide the ultimate sparkly experience for all our little lollipops, please call us or email to re-book an appropriate time that will suit our class schedules.
* We love engaging with our community on Facebook and Instagram. We post all the fun and laughter from our classes on both channels, so parents can share their child’s successes with family and friends. If you don’t want your child included in our social media communication with our community, please inform us in writing before your lesson begins at firstname.lastname@example.org