Kindergartens and Early Childhood Services

There are a range of kindergarten and early childhood services available for families across the Alpine Shire.

Early Childhood Services

Alpine Children’s Services (ACS) is a not-for-profit organisation providing high quality early years education and care services for children aged 0-5 years old throughout the Alpine Shire. Services include the provision of long day care, child care, family day care and pre-school / kindergarten programs.

ACS manages:

  • Alpine Family Day Care at locations throughout the Alpine Shire
  • Alpine View Children's Centre in Bright
  • Lake View Children's Centre in Mount Beauty
  • Mountain View Children’s Centre in Myrtleford
  • Outside School Hours Care in Bright and Myrtleford
  • Tawonga Kindergarten


Kindergarten is a crucial stage in any young child’s life; delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher, these programs nurture, teach and prepare children for the next step in their educational journey – primary school.

From 2021, all kindergartens in the Alpine Shire will be offering State Government subsided programs for three and four-year-old kindergarten. Children who turn three by 30 April 2021 can now access up to 15 hours a week of funded three-year-old kinder

The Alpine Shire Council supports the delivery of kindergarten services by providing community infrastructure and the Kindergarten Central Registration (CKR) for participating kindergartens. The CKR is administered by Alpine Children’s Services on behalf of the Council.  The CKR will make access to a kindergarten place equitable, simple and consistent for families. It allows kindergarten places to be allocated equitably to eligible children; making sure they are in line with the Department of Education and Training (DET) requirements including the Priority of Access Guidelines. The aggregate data collected from the CKR will assist in planning and development of local services for families and children. 

Kindergarten enrolments throughout the Alpine Shire generally open in September. Families can register their interest by visiting

**Please note that Harrietville Bush Kinder is not part of the CKR. Contact the kindergarten directly for enrolments. 

Kindergarten Locations


Mountain View Children’s Centre

Cnr of Prince and Duke Streets

Myrtleford VIC 3737

Ph: 03) 5752 2111




Alpine View Children’s Centre

23 Deacon Ave

Bright VIC 3741

Ph: 03) 57501367



Mt Beauty

Lake View Children’s Centre

Cnr of Reserve Dr and Lakeside Ave

Mt Beauty VIC 3699

Ph: 03) 5754 4848




Tawonga Kindergarten

91-97 Kiewa Valley Hwy

Tawonga VIC 3697

Ph: 03) 5754 4468

(Enrolments via Lake View Children’s Centre)


Falls Creek

Falls Creek Child Care Services

17 Bogong High Plains Rd

Falls Creek VIC 3699

Ph: 03) 5758 3311




Harrietville Bush Kinder (Contact directly for enrolments)

165 Great Alpine Rd

Harrietville VIC 3741

Ph: 03) 5759 2533




Dederang Kindergarten

4364 Kiewa Valley Hwy

Dederang VIC 3691

Ph: 02) 6028 9331

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