The Early Years Learning Framework  enables Mawson Primary School’s early childhood educators within the preschool settings to extend and enrich children's learning, provide opportunities for children to develop a foundation for learning and for children to become successful learners.

Within the Early Years Learning Framework there are three basic concepts that characterise children’s lives - Belonging, Being and Becoming. This refers to how a child is linked to family, community, culture and place. Through relationships a child's development and learning takes place. They begin to explore, develop interests, create their own identity and make meaning of the world around them. The three concepts, Belonging, Being & Becoming, represent life and living and are constantly referred to throughout the EYLF.

Learning Outcomes

The EYLF learning outcomes are goals which can be achieved by a child during their learning. The outcomes and sub outcomes cover a variety of areas which include identity, community, wellbeing, learning and communication.

Learning Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
Learning Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
Learning Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators

Sessions and Times

Mawson Preschool currently operates full time with three groups. Children attend for 30 hours each fortnight. The preschool has two qualified early childhood  teachers and two preschool assistants.

The sessions are: 8.45am-2.45pm Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays 8.45am-2.45pm Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesdays. Children at Mawson Preschool will be nurtured and secure in the relationships they form with staff, parents and other children when they attend for their preschool year.

Enrolment procedures and contacts

Children seeking to enter school at the preschool entry point should be four year of age on or before 30 April in that year.

Preschool enrolments open on the first day of term 2 prior to the commencement of the preschool year. Enrolment into ACT Public Schools must be completed online:

Enquires about enrolment procedures can be made by contacting Mawson Primary School on 6142 2700

Mawson Pre-schoolers setting up the new vegetable garden in the preschool yard.Mawson Preschoolers using ipads to practise writing their letters and numbers.