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.

Applecross Village Kindergarten 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. A fortnightly payment plan can be arranged.

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


My kids love Bright Beginnings Applecross.  H still loves to come and say hello to Miss W and Miss W (even though he is in year one now).  This is M’s third year at ‘little’ kindy and she just loves it – it will be so sad at the end of this year when we say goodbye!!  All the staff are brilliant and couldn’t do more to make my kids great, kind, independent and ready for big school.  Asta – Applecross.

I have been involved with Bright Beginnings for two years, with both my sons going through the kindy program.  The teachers are extremely caring and take a lot of time to get to know each and every child.  The learning activities are fun and practical and a lot of time is spent reading to the children.  A warm and caring environment, with extremely professional staff and educators.  Highly recommend this kindy for anyone who is looking for a program for their 3-4 year olds.  Jane – Applecross.

Excellent centre for kindy.   My son loves going there and enjoying all the activities with his friends and teachers.  Staff are very professional and caring about children’s wellbeing and they are willing to do what it takes to meet and support every child’s needs and different way of learning and development.  Lovely, calm, happy and safe place for my child which gives me peace of mind during the day.  Staff consistently update me with my son’s progress, considering both social skills and school curriculum and routine.  I really highly recommend Bright Beginnings Applecross, the environment feels like an extended family for me and my son.  Hayam – South Perth.