Wilton early learning centre

Back to nature, holistic early childhood education centre in Wilton

Toddlers and young children, two years to six years

Childspace Wilton is a home-like, loving environment for tamariki and whānau.  Our intention is for all who attend Childspace Wilton to feel a sense of belonging and wellbeing. Our curriculum and environment is rich in natural and heuristic resources and loose parts.

The curriculum is emergent, and based on the current tamariki and their needs and interests.

Our daily rhythms and rituals foster free exploratory play, provocations, and the opportunity to engage in group project investigations. Tamariki enjoy learning with all of their senses and open, intuitive minds, alongside qualified, sensitive, loving teachers.

Wilton Manager
Marcia Knight

Marcia Knight ECE manager

Unique philosophy

Our unique philosophy is inspired by the core value of RESPECT. These words enrich and guide our daily intentions, practices and curriculum.

R Rituals, In-Relationship, Risk

E Empathy, Exploration, Everyday, Extra-Ordinary

S Self-Regulation, Sustainability, Sense of Belonging

P Peaceful Curriculum, free PLAY, Pace of the child

E Empowerment, Environment as third teacher, Emotional Intelligence

C Creativity, Connection, building Confidence

T Te Ao Māori, Trust, Team approach

Developmental support

Childspace Wilton is designed to support the developmental stages of children using two different learning spaces. Ngā Putiputi room is for our younger children and Poutama room for our older children.

Children transition fluidly between these spaces. We practice a key kaiako approach, where each child and their whānau has a key kaiako with whom they have a trusting and nurturing relationship.

Located in nature

We are located at 213 Wilton Road, nestled on the edge of Otari Wilton bush which is perfect for the nature aspect of our curriculum.

We feel very fortunate to be able to explore the wonder of this local back garden every week. We also avail ourselves of other urban amenities often, anything from the local library to schools and local parks and playgrounds.

Environmental and sustainable

We have a strong focus on being sustainable, and incorporate this organically into our intentions and practices. We are proud to be part of the Enviroschools initiative. 

Open from 7.30am-6.00pm Mon-Fri, you are most welcome to come and find out more about our centre.

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Wilton ECE Childspace photo gallery

Important documents

Excerpts from ERO reports

Meet the Wilton team

Meet our dedicated team of caring and professional specialists, who strive to provide the best possible service for you and your children.

Feedback from parents

Contact our centre

Wilton (up to 6 years)
Centre Manager: Marcia Knight