Kia Ora,

Established 1959, we are a fantastic Playcentre nestled in the hills overlooking Otari Bush.

We are a small close knit community of about of 20 families, with our members coming mainly from the surrounding suburbs of Northland, Wilton and Wadestown.

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 Childhood education.

Our latest ERO review was in 2017, where we received the highest possible ERO rating. This recognised the quality of the education we provide for our children.

ERO found that “Wilton Playcentre members are a diverse group of enthusiastic parents and whanau who bring valuable skills and knowledge to their roles.”
ERO felt particularly confident in our “children [whom] are purposefully engaged in learning and confidently make decisions about their involvement and participation ” and that we foster ” a culture that values, celebrates and affirms children.”

We invite you to take some time out and visit us. Our kids love their Playcentre, and we feel sure that yours will too.

We offer free visits; call us on (04) 475 8361 to find out more.

Reviews from Centre Members

“Wonderful community driven learning and teaching. Parents develop a great standard of parenting whilst allowing the children to play, learn and play some more.”

“Parents and children are from a diverse background allowing you tap into a wide pool of experience and knowledge about the parenting life.”

“Both my children have been through Wilton Playcentre. It’s an excellent learning environment. Children are supported since birth to become confident learners in a friendly environment, gaining all the skills they need to succeed at school. They also learn there’s a great community that cares about them and their families.  As a parent, I learnt to enjoy playing with my children, how to identify the learning that happens through play and how to enrich their learning opportunities. I love it as much as my kids!”


Monday: 9am – 12.15pm
Tuesday:   9am – 12.45pm
Thursday:   9am – 12.45pm 
Friday:   9am – 12.45pm   

We also host two SPACE sessions per week. Please get in contact with us for more information about SPACE at Wilton Playcentre.

We offer 3 free visits before you join

Address & Contact

3A Gloucester Street
[email protected]
(04) 475 8361

Open Times

Monday 9.00am - 12.00pm
Monday 12.15pm - 3.15pm Space session
Tuesday 9.00am - 12.45pm
Thursday 9.00am - 12.45pm
Friday 9.00am - 12.45pm

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