Sefton Infants School

Excellence in early childhood education

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Preschool Philosophy

Our service statement of philosophy

At Sefton Infants Preschool, we believe that:


  • Families are the children’s first and most influential teachers. A strong, valued partnership between families and educators is vital for children’s learning.
  • It is important that families feel welcome and have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the preschool.


  • All children, regardless of their diverse circumstances and abilities, can learn and succeed. It is important for all children to experience success to develop a positive self-concept and develop at their own pace to reach their full potential.
  • The cultures, identities, abilities and strengths of all children are respected, valued and developed at out preschool.
  • It is essential that all children feel safe, secure and are provided with opportunities to develop independence and individual choices with their learning.


  • Our environment needs to be safe and welcoming by reflecting the identities, cultural backgrounds and diversity that exist with each family.
  • It is important to create vibrant, organised and flexible spaces that are accessible for all children and encourage them to explore, inquire and make individual choices for learning. 


  • Educators need to be responsive to all children’s strengths, abilities and interests. Engaging in respectful and meaningful interactions with all children is vital to support and extend their learning.
  • It is essential that every staff member cooperates and participates actively in ongoing reflective practice to continually extend their knowledge and skills and to maintain high standards for all aspects of the preschool.


  • The Early Years Learning Framework is the foundation of our program. Our program is based on continual improvement.
  • The program aims to meet individual learning needs, as well as challenge children to reach their full potential.
  • Children learn and develop through active exploration and hands-on experiences in their environment.
  • Our curriculum decisions need to promote inclusion and participation of all children, considering their strengths, backgrounds, interests and voices. It is important to seek a balance of child-led, child initiated, and educator supported learning. 


Sefton Infants Preschool collaborates with our families and community to review and develop our philosophy. Please contact us if you would like to provide input and/or feedback on our philosophy.