Owner – Begin Bright Sorrento
“Working with a child and seeing them absorb information and grow in confidence through the early years of learning is the most amazing and rewarding experience!”
Shop 5, Sorrento Village Shopping Centre, 20 Bundall Road,
Bundall, Queensland 4217
Begin Bright Sorrento
Begin Bright Sorrento was opened by Holly Wilkie.
Holly’s teaching career has been an exciting journey! Her passion for teaching lead her to completing a Masters of Early Childhood Education while working at various schools across the Gold Coast. She thoroughly enjoyed this study and excelled in it, which resulted in her becoming a member of the Griffith University Golden Key International Honours Society.
Prior to launching Begin Bright Sorrento, Holly had been teaching at a leading Gold Coast private school for 5 years where she loved teaching Prep. Holly’s approach to teaching emphasised the importance of planning and differentiating curriculum to meet the unique needs of each student in the best possible way.
Although Holly was enthusiastic about her classroom teaching she felt that many children would benefit from additional support in reaching the assumed skill set that the National Curriculum prescribes in those first years of school. Seeking out a means of helping these children lead Holly to discovering the Begin Bright school readiness program and tutoring opportunity… and there was no looking back!
“At Begin Bright Sorrento our classes are interactive, entertaining and hands on, but most importantly we have FUN! Begin Bright inspires children to be the best version of themselves- happy, smart and confident!”
Begin Bright Testimonials
Our son Jasper has been attending Begin Bright Sorrento since its opening. He is 2 years old and goes once a week for 45 minutes in the pink group with Holly Wilkie as his teacher. Jasper looks forward to this class and often asks when he can ‘see Holly’ again. I was a little hesitant starting jasper in ‘tutoring ‘ at such a young age, but can honestly say it’s been one of the best decisions we’ve made, Jasper is learning so many great concepts such as colours, numbers, and shapes. These are all things we talk about at home but he has developed a far greater consolidation of these concepts from his lessons at Begin Bright. He will surprise me throughout the week with what he’s remembered (such as singing a song about ‘circles being round’, counting to 3 or exclaiming he’s seen a blue car) His favourite things to do in his lessons with Holly are all the fun and creative craft activities, playing with educational materials and singing songs. Begin Bright has also been great for Jasper’s social skills, such as sharing, turn taking, communication and separation anxiety. As a parent it’s so nice to leave your child in such good care for the 45 minutes, while you have a coffee and can relax at the cafe nearby. We could not recommend Begin Bright Sorrento highly enough.
Jenna and Asa
I started off looking for a one on one tutor for my ASD son. After researching, I found Begin Bright Sorrento. Holly has been most helpful and willing to listen and match a teacher to my ASD son after he’d been through a rough year last year with the school teacher and his confidence and self-esteem had hit rock bottom. Since starting, his confidence and self-esteem has grown and his tutor has been nothing but great, patient, understanding and approachable not only to my son but to me too, to answer any of my queries. Then I signed up my twins in the School Readiness program with Holly. Before attending these classes I was having problems with my twins not having enough confidence to write their name freely and always shy of strangers. Since starting, they are now happy to try writing their name at home. People have even commented that they are so enthusiastic to learn after seeing them trying to write the alphabet happily in the air after being taught at Begin Bright with Holly. They are even saying “Hi” to strangers and not hiding behind me as they usually did. It’s been a month so far that my kids have been attending Begin Bright, I have not seen such big smiles on their faces before, even when they were at Kindy. Begin Bright has been great, fantastic and such a rewarding experience for my kids and us as parents.
Ping - Mother of 4