Great Beginnings Applecross

See where great beginnings start at Great Beginnings Applecross. Our boutique early education and care centre is ideally located for families living or commuting through Applecross, Ardross, Melville and Mount Pleasant. Settled in amongst bustling café’s and specialty stores conveniently located on Riseley street just of Canning Highway.

As you open the door to our Applecross centre, you’ll be wrapped up in a world where children are encouraged to explore, learn and grow. Your little one will enjoy discovering our natural outdoor area which includes a native garden, sandpit, playground and even a boat. Our outdoor area is used all year-round providing children access to the natural environment, fresh air and well-prepared learning spaces.

Being outside supports the children’s overall health and wellbeing. Our unique setting provides a home like feel for all children enrolled, because we have limited spaces available our children and educators become a close-knit community within the centre.

Our indoor spaces encourage adventure with quality resources and learning experiences. Children wonder, create, and test out their ideas as they play with a variety of materials in purposeful play spaces. We have a dedicated art studio where we host art classes, group activities, one on one learning and textured experiences.

Our dedicated studio space invites innovative ways of working with unique materials. Project work enables children to visit and work in the studio space over time with peers, educators, and specialists. Project-based learning promotes the integration of learning areas and skill sets as children problem-solve, think critically, and collaborate with others to design, create and evaluate their ideas.

No two days are the same at our Applecross child care centre. Your child will have access to a revolving schedule of specialised programs including sports and French language. Music and movement are also available at an additional cost.

Our centre kitchen is where the magic happens. Healthy meals and snacks are provided daily by our in-house cook, catering for all dietary requirements. Our children have access to a café style dining area further creating an atmosphere of a calm home like setting for children to enjoy meals and engage with their peers.

Children and educators love to venture out into our local community to nearby schools, aged care facilities, shops and businesses to promote connection with nature and active participation in the broader community.

Our Family Support Team are happy to chat through your child care needs. Call them today on 1800 517 086 to book a tour at our centre, meet our team of educators, and learn more about why these first five years are so important for your child’s development.

17 Riseley Street, Ardross WA 6153 (08) 9316 4410

Why you’ll love Great Beginnings Applecross

These are just some of the highlights included in your child’s early childhood education and care experience at our centre.

Meet your Centre Manager
Kelly Van Meekeren
“I am extremely passionate in my work and love coming to our centre every day, seeing all our children grow and learn in their own unique way.”

A sneak peek inside our centre

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Take a walk in your child's footsteps

Every day is a different adventure with children, but there are some key elements that make your child’s time so enjoyable at Great Beginnings Early Education Centres.
Scroll through the below to see what a typical day might look like.

Useful information

Opening hours

Convenient opening hours to support your busy family life!

Monday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
More about your centre

Even more reasons why families love our centre: 

  • We offer an interest-based program guided by the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and a preschool program taught by a Bachelor-qualified early childhood teacher to prepare your child socially and emotionally for the next step in their early education journey. 
  • You’ll receive daily photos and updates through our all-in-one family app will allow you to stay connected with your child and keep track of their learning, nutrition, sleep times and other updates. 
  • On-site parking is available for easy pick-ups and drop-offs. 
  • Our sustainability program teaches children a sense of responsibility and connection to the world around them. 

Call our Family Support Team today on 1800 517 086 to chat through your child care needs!  

For your first day
 What we provide What you'll need to bring
  • Wipes
  • Bed linen 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Morning
    and Afternoon Tea, Late Snack 
  • Specialised programs 
  • Bag
  • Hat
  • Soft toy or comfort blanket for nap time 
  • Spare change of clothing 
  • Water bottle 
  • Bottle, milk or formula if required 


We’re always here to support you on your child’s learning journey. Read more about what to expect on your first day, and how you can prepare.
Your team

Our team of educators provide an unparalleled early childhood education and care experience for your child. They are trained, qualified and passionate about the importance of the first five years of learning, along with the positive impact this will have on your child’s future. 

The learning programs your child will experience at our centre reflect modern educational research and practices as outlined by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which our program is built from. 

Age Group Daily Fee
Nursery $158.00
Toddler $158.00
Kindergarten $158.00

Note: Fees effective from January 2022.

The above prices are before the Child Care Subsidy has been applied. To calculate your estimated subsidy, view our subsidy calculator. We also offer 9-hour, 10-hour and full-day options at our centre which could help optimise your child care subsidy.

If this is your child’s first time in child care, or you’re unsure about the subsidy, learn more about how to apply for the subsidy. Our team of experts are always on hand to guide you through the process, call 1800 517 086.

Start your journey with us

Contact our Family Support Team on 1800 517 086 or book a tour today to see everything we have to offer.

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