Our Philosophy & Values

Wilson Street Kindergarten is a not-for-profit, inclusive, community-run bayside kindergarten, focused on providing a stimulating, high quality educational program. Our kindergarten provides three and four year old programs with a commitment to excellence and innovation in early childhood education. It is through our inclusive, open-ended and play-based learning environment that our children learn about respect, imagination, problem-solving, self-confidence, resilience and social standards, while having fun in a supportive, caring and nurturing environment.


At Wilson Street Kindergarten, we provide an inclusive, open-ended, play-based learning environment. We embrace each child and their family, and recognise individuality. We are a child safe organisation.


  • Warm, responsive, relationships underpin our program.
  • Building strong, meaningful relationships with children, families and the broader community based on trust, inclusivity and respect are the foundations of our curriculum.
  • We recognise the potential of every child and the importance of nurturing this through the provision of a rich program and environment.
  • We value evidence that comprehensively demonstrates that children make sense of their world through play and this is how they develop a sense of curiosity, exploration, investigation and understanding.
  • We believe that play should be unhurried and open ended.
  • Our educators pro-actively plan for individual children to extend learning, skill development and conceptual understandings, through the learning experiences and children’s interests, strengths and needs.
  • Our engaging curriculum is developed in collaboration with the children incorporating all areas of learning based on emerging ideas and concepts within each group.
  • Active listening and communication by all involved respects the ideas and opinions of every member of the group.
  • Respect and celebration of diversity and inclusion of every child, family and educator is promoted as the foundation for creating a cohesive and caring community.
  • We are committed to the rights of all children to feel safe and be safe at all times, through building of respectful relationships.
  • We are committed to sustainable practices and caring for the physical environment, with an emphasis on natural and sustainable resources.
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