1. To be an inclusive school where the welfare of each and every child is of utmost importance to the teacher.
2. To empower every child with the basic tools and skills necessary to excel on a global scale in all aspects of life.
3. The team at First Steps strives to stimulate confidence, analytical thinking, creativity and independence, focusing on an 'all-round' development of each child's mind, body and soul.
4. Not to discriminate any child based on race, gender and socio-economic status, physical and mental ability. First Steps encourages this by adopting a 'first-come, first-serve' policy for admissions and educating children from rural communities across the city.
5. Not to give up on any child. The team at First Steps ensures that every child reaches its full potential in a realm that promotes learning through positive reinforcement and provides each child time to adjust progress and excel to the expected standard.
6. To inspire learning in every child with the aid of a comprehensive curriculum assembled with experience and expertise, providing each child with the best opportunity to grasp and master essential concepts.
7. To consider each age group specifically by following particular themes and activities that supplement teaching (e.g. Art, music, swimming, horse- riding, yoga) and therefore presents the child with a variety of resources to enhance his or her motivation for learning.
8. To ensure each child discovers and acknowledges a sense of his or her own value, a trait the First Steps team considers highly significant for the healthy development of each child.
9. To uplift each child's self-esteem.
10. The primary goal is to mould our children to be good and tolerant citizens. Pro-social and moral values taught at this age by parents and caregivers promote feelings of empathy, tolerance, honesty and respect for others. These are the lessons that prepare children for life and enable them to realise for themselves and take the right decision.
11. We encourage children to develop a positive attitude toward the life and culture of others; this becomes a contributing force in the life of the school, with the ability to bring differing people together into a sense of community. Thus, furthering the cause of international understanding.