About Us

About Conon Road Kindergarten

Conon Road Kindergarten is a unique, family-run childcare centre, offering flexible hours and multi-age groups to accommodate your family’s needs. So you can drop your school-aged child off with their younger siblings together and the school age children are taken to school while the younger siblings enjoy the pre-kindy program. You can feel secure in knowing that the siblings are together and there is only one pick up and drop off.

Who We Are

Hi my name is Bernice and together with my husband Ian we have created an oasis in the middle of suburbia.  I have 2 children Connor and Harrison who are also part of our business.  While Connor has 6 years’ experience as an educator and now works in the administration area, while Harrison helps with the gardening, chickens and other jobs needing to be done.

We acquired Conon Road Kindergarten in 2017 from my dear friend Michelle.  The centre previously was located on Conon Road in Applecross and later moved to Manning.  Our centre structure was created after seeing a lack of flexibility that catered for individual family needs. As most centres offer full day care, all year round, this becomes expensive for families only needing half days or shorter sessions or school terms only. We have numerous flexible sessions on offer. This has become even more apparent as parents are juggling working at home and family life during Covid-19.

Another difference in our uniquely run service is we cater for multi ages groups.  So, parents have the confidence of knowing their children are together and not segregated into a separate room.  Research supports higher levels of learning when engaged with older children.

We also pick up and drop off to St. Pius Catholic and Manning Primary Schools. 

From personal experience, I understand how busy parents are, so by providing a drop off and pick up service for both your younger children and school children helps to alleviate stress in the morning and afternoons. All the little one’s love seeing and playing with their siblings at the centre. This extends into our holiday care, where we have from 2 to 12 years in one setting.

At Conon Road Kindergarten I am so proud to say our staff are exceptional and know each family and child and taking time to build relationships which promote security and trust.

Our Philosophy

At Conon Road Kindergarten, we believe that every child deserves the best start in life and the opportunity to reach their highest potential. We embrace a collaborative approach that aims to create positive bonds between parents, childcare providers, and children. Our childcare center proudly values safety, education, nature, play-based learning, creativity, companionship and kindness as the core of our philosophy.

We strive to foster an atmosphere that allows each child to learn through exploration and imagination while providing nurturing care in a secure environment. It is our mission to make each day spent with us an unforgettable learning experience for your child, one filled with happiness and discovery!

Experience & Reputation

Our childcare centre has been providing excellent childcare services for many years, and we’re proud of our long-standing reputation as a trusted partner in childcare within the community. We have an experienced staff that cares greatly about our youngest members, and ensures each child feels safe and secure in the childcare centre environment. Our facility is structured differently to create age-appropriate activities tailored to a variety of interests while maintaining educational objectives. At our childcare centre, we strive to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere where children can learn, play, and grow with confidence.

Group of kids playing on a mat

What Your Child Will Benefit

Sending your child to our centre is an investment in their future. We are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment that helps children build essential developmental skills. Here are the core benefits to expect for your child when they enrol with Conon Road Kindergarten:

  • Safe and nurturing environment
  • Gain essential developmental skills
  • Early education and enrichment
  • Self-Help Skills
  • Stimulating activities to promote development,  interests and talents.

Our Passionate Educators

We are proud to have educators who are nurturing and passionate. Our educators understand the importance of a safe and nurturing environment, where parents can feel confident leaving their children everyday. They create strong relationships with both the children and the parents, creating a harmonious learning atmosphere. 


Intentional teaching including  experiences and sustained conversations ensure all experiences meet each child’s individual and developmental needs as well as providing fun! Not only that, but our educators bring enthusiasm and kindness to each class every day. The staff of our childcare center make us sure that you are leaving your child in great hands.

Download Our Handbook

If you’re looking for more information about our childcare centre, then you’ve come to the right place! Our childcare centre handbook includes everything you need to know, from our mission statement and policies and procedures  to booking rates and contact information. Downloading this handbook is an easy way to learn more about what we do and get any questions answered. So take a few moments of your time and download our childcare centre handbook today – you’ll be glad you did!