Our mission at Ladybug Academy is to create memorable learning experiences that enrich each child’s understanding of themselves, others and the world around them.
Helen Paver (Bsc, Msc)The owner of Ladybug Academy, is the lead Educator for all incursions and programmes. Helen has a background in Environmental Science and Health & Fitness and combines this with her enthusiasm for working with children to inspire our children to live a healthy and sustainable life. All Ladybug Academy edutainment programs are designed or endorsed by Angela Andonopoulos (BA. DipEd. MA, PhD candidate), the founder of Ladybug Academy, in partnership with other educational leaders. To find out more please get in touch using our contact page
Why choose us?
We use original songs and puppetry, engaging visuals and hands-on activities to capture each child's attention and create a fun, safe and exciting learning environment.
Our Curriculum based programs have clear outcomes linked to the EYLF with comprehensive follow on resources for staff.
Students explore important topics to promote sustainability, diversity, health and wellbeing in the home and wider community.
"Thanks Brooke for your energy and enthusiasm - our educators and children loved the interactive way you engaged us all in exploring the part we can play in protecting our environment."Family Tree Learning CentreBateau Bay
"I recently booked the Science Bug and Travel Bug for my preschoolers. I had never heard of Ladybug Academy but was interested with the variety of incursions on offer. I have to say, Ladybug surpassed all my expectations!Family Tree Learning CentreBateau Bay
"Eco Bug was different to any incursion we have had before. It is very educational and the children learnt lots of valuable information. The interactive screen really got the children's attention, and the music and dancing were also great as it got the children involved."St Anthony's Early Learning CentreMinchinbury
A beautiful program. The garden encouraged the children to explore insects and their habitats to foster a simple understanding of biodiversity. The highlight was releasing the butterfly into the natural environment. Highly recommended.Kiddies On First Early Learning Childcare CentreFive Dock
"Our children and educators would like to thank Helen from Ladybug Academy for visiting our centre. The children were thrilled with the presentation and activities that were set up. We would absolutely book Ladybug Academy for future incursions!."Creative Learning Preschool and Childcare CentreNorth Ryde
"An absolutely brilliant Incursion- so full of vitality and information. The children and educators were enthralled. Thanks so much- we will definitely book again!"Willowbee Centre 2Chatstown
"The Science Bug Show was a fantastic addition to our learning experiences. The mix of movement and information was perfect. The children were engaged throughout and the hands on experiences were great for their age level.Gum Tree Cottage PreschoolEpping
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 caterpillars and butterflies. Thanks Helen 🦋Little DiggersCollaroy Plateau
"Highly engaging, great resources and well delivered."Imagine ChildcareMereweather
"We loved the Travel Bug incursion. The children really enjoyed visiting all the different countries and learning a little about each one they visited. They particularly enjoyed the signing and dancing elements to this incursion. "Red Robin KindergartenEastwood
What a fabulous time we had here at Wallaby Street with the Eco Bug team. Our children enjoyed the whole experience and are still singing the Eco Bug tunes and making the Educators dance. We will definitely be booking in some of the other shows in the future. Thank you team. Fantastic.Wallaby Street Early Learning CentreWoy Woy
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.The Entrance PreschoolThe Entrance