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.

Teachers Role

As educators we will listen, guide, extend and share the individual learning journey of each child. We nurture each child’s approach to learning to maximise their education.

How Children Learn

We believe “Play is the highest form of research” (Albert Einstein). Play is the heart of our philosophy. Children’s interests and emerging ideas are the foundation of our fun, holistic, playbased learning and its assessment.

Diversity

We understand children and families all look and feel different, each is unique and each deserves the right to belong and experience a sense of belonging to our preschool community.

Reflective Practice

We seek best practice and engage in regular continuous improvement and training of our staff.

Sustainability

Together we strive to save the world for tomorrow. We foster the children’s love and respect of our natural world to ensure a sustainable future.

Transitions

We support transitions and learning to assist’s children’s ability to accept challenges and develop school readiness skills that equip them for life.

Working in Parntership with Families

Our preschool is always warm, inviting and nurturing. Family, relationships and communication matter to us.

Role of Environment

We value the role of the environment as the third teacher and believe it should provide endless possibilities for children’s learning. We provide interesting and natural spaces for socialisation, exploration, investigation, and curiosity.

Our View of the Child

We see all children as capable and confident and hold high expectations for their learning and achievement.

Strong Culture of Community

Families and community are respected and encouraged to work in partnership with our preschool.

Find out More

To find out more about Brayside Community Preschool contact us on (02) 6652 8846 or via email on janette@braysidepreschool.com.au.