Applecross Village Kindergarten (formerly Bright Beginnings Applecross)


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

Brooke McAuliffe (B.Ed Early Childhood Education) and Michelle Tan (B.Ed Early Childhood Education) lead this centre and ensure that each day the children are offered an outstanding pre-kindergarten and kindergarten program for children aged 2 to 5 years. 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 Subsidy enabling eligible parents to claim.  Please contact Centrelink to assess your family’s eligibility.


Opening Hours

Monday          07.30 – 17.30

Tuesday         07.30 – 17.30

Wednesday    07.30 – 17.30

Thursday       07.30 – 17.30

Friday          07.30 – 17.30


Applecross Village Kindergarten 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 Applecross Village Kindergarten 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 2020, the daily fee for a half day is $60 (07.30 – 12.00).  The full day fee is $100 (07:30-15:30).  The longer day fee is $120 (07:30-17:30).

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