Our Preschool

Hughes Preschool offers 15 hours of preschool for children, in a safe, fun, play based early learning environment.

Hughes Preschool is part of Hughes Primary School P-6 and staff work closely with the Junior (P-2) team. Shared activities including a buddy system and planned transition and orientation experiences ensures your child is comfortable within the school.


Preschool is provided for all four year old children in the year before they attend school. Children must turn four by the 30th April to be eligible to attend.

Enrolments are made at Hughes Primary School and are based on the ACT Education and Training Directorate's Priority Area Policy Education and Training Directorate website

Hughes Primary School administers all enrolments for Hughes Preschool. When lodging your enrolment form, office staff will need to sight official documentation showing your child's:

  • Date of birth
  • Proof of residence
  • Your child's immunisation details

Play Based Learning

The early childhood educators at Hughes Preschool provide a play-based learning environment with a focus on the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of the individual student. In the preschool year, the development of literacy and numeracy skills and concepts occurs through play-based experiences. Educators establish respectful, caring relationships with families, and work to construct the curriculum and learning experiences relevant to children in their local context.

Teaching and learning at the preschool is informed by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF): Belonging, Being and Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia
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