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Holding strick insects in our Stick Insect experience

Educational Childcare Incursions

Ladybug Academy is the innovative leader in delivering fun and engaging educational incursions for preschool and primary aged children.


Explore Our Childcare Incursion Program

Kim Townsend
4 months ago

Such a fabulous learning experience not only for the children but for families and teachers alike. Everyone loved engaging with the Butterfly Garden over the two weeks. One of the best incursions

Red Robin
5 months ago

Ladybug Academy were so lovely to deal with when booking our Stick Insect Incursion! The whole booking process was easy, smooth and everything we needed was provided by them. All the children loved looking after the stick insects and this sparked so much happiness, joy and curiosity amongst the children and even their families! Thank you Ladybug Academy for providing such fascinating, hands on and educational incursions for the the early years sector!

Sil D
8 months ago

Great fun experience that has everything you need to ensure it runs smoothly and children have that hands on learning. Geat to be able to contact them during the two weeks when we weren't sure about things. SO worth it!

Jennie Kelly
9 months ago

Dear Angela We thoroughly enjoyed this very age appropriate and interactive Eco Bug Incursion. It prompted lots of thinking, questions and learning as the children engaged and even after wards there was lots of deep conversations with the Educators. thank you

Virginia Sue
9 months ago

Our preschool thoroughly enjoyed the Ladybug Academy incursion we had. Prior to them arriving they sent great information of what we need to know and when arriving for the hand over they explained the do's and the don'ts really well. We look forward to having them in again later in the year.

Irena Petříková
10 months ago

Very well prepared experience for the children. Even our younger children stayed engaged. Older children talked about recycling for the rest of the day. Looking forward to see more from Laydbug!

CA Ashby
11 months ago

Macquarie Park Montessori Academy used this service this year, it's huge success. Every one loved this program.

Cannot recommend Helen and the team at Ladybug Academy enough. I learnt so much about ladybugs and the lifecycle of caterpillars and ladybugs, and I know our kiddos did, too! We will certainly be rebooking in the future!

We have booked a variety of incursions from Ladybug Academy. The Children love having them visit and all of the incursions we have booked have been interactive and keep the children entertained. We recently had there insect tower at our service for 2 weeks and it was a huge success. I would highly recommend them to any service. Angela is always so amazing to deal with and happy to help with any bookings.

Abbotsford NS
a year ago

Ladybug Academy provided a fantastic experience for our service. We had the stick insects for 2 weeks and it was educational and exciting! They were reliable and professional in their communication, and the experience was a highlight for our children. We particularly loved that the enclosure was able to be moved around the service for all to experience. Thanks for providing a great and educational service.

The best incursion for our children, we would highly recommend any preschool or school to engage with Ladybug Academy

Djuna Ohern
a year ago

Very engaging incursion, age appropriate and paced well. The incursion built on the children's current knowledge in an hands on and interactive program.

Sheryn Mulford
a year ago

Thank you Ladybug! We just wanted to pass on that the children and educators has an absolute ball, thank you so much! I would definitely recommend booking with Ladybug academy!

Kelly Yeung
a year ago

Lady bug academy offer such fun and intellectual incursions on a whole range of crucial topics. Our children loved the incursion and even the staff were able to take away extension activity ideas of interest to add to the program, to further support the children's experience. We have now had two incursions with Lady hug academy and plan to have many more moving forwards.

Ladybug academy is at Rhodes Central Preschool Kindergarten every month! Helen and the team at Ladybug Academy are extraordinary! We love every incursion that we have had! The incursions are fun, educational and hands on! All the children leave the session learning something new and are talking about it for days later! We highly recommend Ladybug Academy!

The children love to see the caterpillars, chrysalis and the butterflies. This is a such a fantastic program to see each stage of the life cycle right in front of the children's faces. The enclosure is perfect easy to get the butterflies out to release them, the staff are always so helpful and professional and provide everything you need for the 2 weeks. We get them every year and highly recommend to others!!!

Cassie Gentle
2 years ago

The Butterfly Garden was an amazing experience. The children and educators were able to observe the life cycle at each stage. Nature is a miracle. The entire process was so easy and Helen was great. She was happy to answer all the questions from the children and adults. There were many. We highly recommend this experience for all ages!!

Kirsten Marsh
2 years ago

Jemima Foster
2 years ago

Helen at Ladybug Academy was very easy to communicate and very accommodating and flexible. The Butterfly Gardens were fabulous and both children and staff loved to watch the changes from caterpillar to Butterfly

Karen Garred
2 years ago

We have had the Butterfly experience for a couple of years and thought we would try the stick insects. It was excellent and very well set up. Our children weren't super excited as we already have our own spiny leaf insects. Would be excellent for a child care centre that doesn't have insects as a class pet!

A beautiful program. The garden encouraged the children at Kiddies On First Early Learning Child Care Centre to explore insects and their habitats to foster a simple understanding of biodiversity. Children increased their knowledge and respect for the natural environment as they witnessed the caterpillars transformation to a glorious butterfly. The highlight was releasing the butterfly into the natural enviornment. Highly recommended.

Suzanne Schmid
3 years ago

We have had the pleasure of having Ladybug academy attend our preschool several times over the last couple of years and the children have loved each topic. Incursions are interactive with a good mix of listening time and active learning. Display sets are visually appealing, presenters (Brooke and Helen) have been wonderful and we can’t wait for the next time that they visit us at Ermington Uniting Church Preschool!!

Belynda James
3 years ago

We loved having our butterfly garden. It was a great way for children, families and educators to observe the life cycle of a butterfly up close. Helen was wonderful, gave us all the information we needed to look after the catapillers and butterflies. Thanks Helen 🦋

Jess Watton
3 years ago

Highly recommend the Butterfly experience. Having now done it twice, we can say it is still as interesting and amazing watching the full life cycle of the butterfly unfold in front of your eyes. We have been memorized at the chrysalis and hatching process and, holding those magical butterflies on your finger at the end as you release them into nature is very special! Helen is professional and the whole experience is VERY easy to manage, and take care of.

We had a wonderful experience with Ladybug Academy. Helen was knowledgable, and willing to answer any questions. This experience connected educators, children and parents as each day they would gather around the enclosure and discuss the progress. This resources that came with the enclosure were detailed and informative, leaving us feeling confident that we were able to provide the best care for the butterflies. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone interested and we will definitely have it at our centre again in the future. -Excelsior Avenue Childcare Centre

Michael Donnelly
3 years ago

We love having the butterfly garden at our centre. The children really respond to it and get so excited when they see a butterfly emerge from its cocoon.

The Butterfly Garden is a fantastic opportunity for the kids to learn about nature and the other excellent shows keep them engaged, happy and encourage their interest in the world around them.