Brayside Community Preschool

Philosophy and Mission

Philosophy and Mission Principles

The Early Years Learning Framework

The philosophy and mission for Brayside Preschool is embedded in the vision and principles of The Early Years Learning Framework and the principles laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNICEF,1989).

“All children experience learning that is engaging and builds success for life”

We acknowledge that our philosophy is a living document and shared vision that will be continually reviewed.

Cultural Philosophy

As a community we acknowledge and are responsive to children’s prior knowledge and experiences of their cultural connections and in particular our Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community groups.

We acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr People, traditional custodians of the land on which our preschool is built and pay tribute to their unique role they play in the life of this region.

Pedagogical Philosophy

We recognise that our framework supports a holistic approach which is consistent with employing a variety of pedagogical and assessment methods and ongoing reflective practice which is documented in a myriad of ways.

Community Philosophy

We understand that we are a community based preschool and appreciate and embrace the valuable and diverse input we receive from all our families and community members.

Extract from Our Philosophy

At Brayside Preschool we believe play is the heart of our philosophy. Children’s interests and emerging ideas are the foundation of our play-based learning and its assessment.

Through play children develop a positive sense of self and values, knowledge and skills to lay foundations for the next phase of their lives.

Fundamentally play provides children with a secure sense of belonging and gives them the freedom and the confidence to be uniquely themselves in the present and shapes who they will become.

Find out More

To find out more about Brayside Community Preschool contact us on (02) 6652 8846 or via email on