Contact Details

Education and Training Directorate Contact Details

School Contact Details

Hours of Operation


Monday - Tuesday

9.00 am

3:00 pm

Odd weeks


9.00 am

3:00 pm


Thursday - Friday

9.00 am

3:00 pm

Even weeks


9.00 am

3:00 pm

Term Dates

School term dates and public holidays can be found on the Education Directorates website at: School Term Dates

Education Program

Hughes Preschool plans learning experiences using the Early Years Learning Framework. The Framework has been developed to ensure your child receives quality education programs in their early childhood setting. This is a vital time for them to learn and develop. The Framework’s vision is for all children to experience play-based learning that is engaging and builds success for life.  can access the Early Years Learning Framework in English and other languages at .

Policies and Procedures

Hughes Preschool policies and procedures are available for viewing by parents and carers at any time and are accessible in the table below. The Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations are also available onsite and online.

Up-to-date policies and procedures for the ACT Education Directorate can be found on the Education Directorate website (

Policy Area

Corresponding Regulations

Education & Training Policy/Procedure

Hughes Preschool Documentation

Enrolment & Orientation


Compulsory Education Student Enrolment and Attendance Policy 2022

ACT Public Schools Enrolment Procedure Preschool 2022

Records Management Policy 2021

Enrolment & Orientation Procedure.pdf



Teachers' Code of Professional Practice

ACT Public Service Code of conduct

Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics

Preschool Staffing Procedure.pdf

Delivery and Collection of Children at Preschool


See Hughes documentation

Delivery and Collection of children at Preschool.pdf

Acceptance and Refusal of Authorisations Procedure.pdf

Interactions with Children


Volunteers and Visitors in Schools Policy 2022

ACT Public Preschool – Interactions with Children Guidelines.pdf

Guidelines for Interactions with Children.pdf

Volunteers and Visitors Procedure.pdf

Inclusion Procedure.pdf

Visitors and Volunteers information.pdf

Nutrition, Food and Beverages, Dietary Requirements


ACT Public School Food and Drink Policy 2017

Healthy Lunchboxes Handy Hints.pdf

Nutrition and Food Safety Procedures.pdf

Sun Protection


Sun Protection Policy.pdf

UV and Sun Policy and Procedure.pdf

Clothing and Footwear procedure.pdf

Incident, Injury, Trauma, Illness


Responding to Student Accidents/Incidents Procedure 2017

Infectious Diseases - Outbreak Procedures and Exclusion Periods 2016.pdf

Incident, Injury and Trauma Procedure.pdf

Illness and Infectious Diseases Procedure.pdf

Medical Conditions



Management of Eating and Drinking Support in ACT Public Schools Policy 2016

Students with a Disability: Meeting their educational needs 2022

Dealing with medical conditions in children procedure.pdf (including administration of medications procedure)

First Aid

168,137,136,(2), 94, 90, 89

First Aid Policy 2017

Administration of Student Medication and Complex Health Care Procedures 2018

Dealing with Medical Conditions in Children Procedure.pdf

Allergies and Anaphylaxis Procedure.pdf

Emergency and Evacuation


Critical/Non-Critical Incident Management and Reporting Policy and Procedure 2016

Temporary Closure of Schools Policy 2016

Unexpected Immediate Closure of Preschool Site.pdf

Excursion and Incursion


Excursions Policy 2021

Excursion and Incursion Procedures.pdf

Maintaining and Providing a Safe Child Environment


Child Protection and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Policy and Procedures 2016

Safe and Supportive Schools Policy 2016

DHS - Keeping Children and Young People Safe - a guide to reporting child abuse and neglect in the ACT 2019

Considerations for Setting Up Outdoor Equipment.pdf

Preschool Outdoor Learning Environment Procedures.pdf

Cleaning Procedures.pdf

Sleep and Rest Procedure.pdf

Environmental Sustainability Procedure.pdf

Water Safety Procedure.pdf

Hand Hygiene Procedure.pdf

Toileting Considerations.pdf

Governance and Management

150, 168, 181,

Records Management Policy 2021

Confidentiality of Records Procedure.pdf

Preschool Governance and Management Procedure.pdf

Payment of Fees


See Hughes documentation

Payment of Voluntary Contributions and Fees Procedure.pdf

Feedback and Complaints


Complaints Policy and Procedure 2016

Feedback and Complaints Procedure.pdf