Established 1959, we are a fantastic Playcentre nestled in the hills overlooking Otari Bush.
We are a small close knit community of about of 30 families, with our members
coming mainly from the surrounding suburbs of Northland, Wilton and
We have enthusiastic members and a history of high training
levels, both of which contributed to our selection as a Ministry of
Education "Centre of Innovation" in 2003, to explore innovative ideas in Early
We offer free visits for a term so ring (04) 475 8361 to find out more.
Our latest ERO report describes " a culture that values, celebrates and affirms children." Wilton Playcentre placed at the highest possible ERO rating, and subsequently we have had our next visit from ERO set for 4 years time, versus the standard 2 year check ins. ERO felt particularly confident in our " children [whom] are purposefully engaged in learning and confidently make decisions about their involvement and participation." At Wilton Playcentre we are very attached to our surrounding native reserve, Otari-Wilton Bush, and ERO remarked on our "Indoor and outdoor spaces [which] encourage children to learn, investigate and develop their physical skills...[Children] are encouraged and nurtured to explore their surroundings." Finally, ERO had this to say about our people, "Wilton Playcentre members are a diverse group of enthusiastic parents and whanau who bring valuable skills and knowledge to their roles."
We invite you to take some time out and visit us. While our ERO report is a fantastic pat on the back for us, we know that the real proof is in the pudding. Our kids love their Playcentre, and we feel sure that yours will too.