Our Applecross Centre is on jacaranda lined Macleod Road in the heart of Applecross, just behind the café strip. Bright Beginnings Applecross offers children a ‘home away from home’ with our centre being a converted house.

Christina Meerton and Edna Lee (B.Ed Early Childhood) lead this centre and ensure that each day the children are offered an outstanding educational program. The rooms are filled with celebrations of the children’s learning and creativity and the learning environment offers endless opportunities for exploration, investigation, discovery and play.

Bright Beginnings Applecross is approved for Child Care Benefit enabling eligible parents to claim both Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.  Please contact Centrelink to assess your family’s eligibility.


Opening Hours

Monday          08.00 – 16.00

Tuesday         08.00 – 16.00

Wednesday    08.00 – 16.00

Thursday       08.00 – 16.00

Friday          08.00 – 16.00


Bright Beginnings Applecross is open 48 weeks a year, closing for 4 weeks over Christmas and New Year. Our centre closes for Public Holidays. Payment is required for sessions that occur on Public Holidays, however, families are offered a make up session on another day. Enrolment at Bright Beginnings Applecross is for 48 weeks.

If families choose to go on holidays during this time a fee will still be charged.  Make up days can be requested and are subject to availability.

Fee Structure

In 2017, the daily fee (8.00 – 16.00) for Applecross is $102.  The half day fee (8.00 – 12.00) is $62.

Fees are charged per quarter and you will receive your invoice by email 2 weeks prior to payment being due.

All fees must be paid by the due date. A 5% late fee will be charged on overdue fees. Our Bright Beginnings Account Manager, Kristy Cooper, can be contacted at