Our Philosophy

The Caroline Chisholm Preschool philosophy incorporates our school's vision statement and the principles from Early Years Learning Framework.

We acknowledge the original custodians of this land, the Ngunnawal people, and their language. We also acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the community.


Because we believe children are unique, curious, social and full of wonder who bring diverse experiences of the world, every day in preschool you will see children actively exploring, taking risks, talking, problem solving, learning, playing and sharing what they know and can do.


Because we believe families are children’s first and most influential teachers, every day in our preschool you will see families and educators working together, valuing each other’s expertise, communicating and interacting respectfully to achieve positive learning and wellbeing outcomes for every child.


Because we believe educators are co-constructors of learning who create warm, welcoming safe and challenging learning environments, every day in our preschool you will see educators listening, observing, questioning, challenging and responding to children’s ideas and build knowledge together.


Because we believe learning is a dynamic, complex and holistic process, every day in our preschool you will see children researching to share, consolidate and extend their understanding of themselves and their world in an intentional play-based learning environment.