Kia ora and welcome to Wellsford Kindergarten

Westlake Forrest Hill Kindergarten has a beautiful, captivating outdoor area where children are encouraged to explore, play, take calculated risks and learn.

We welcome parents and whãnau as they are an integral part of the kindergarten life. Recognising the importance of the wider world of family and community for the well-being of children.

We have a strong focus on dispositional learning and  child directed play here at Westlake Forrest Hill Kindergarten. We are dedicated to build on children’s individual strengths and interests, by giving them choices and encouraging them to take responsibility for their own learning. Our goal is to create a learning environment where children’s minds are engaged and inspired.

Our kindergartens have early childhood qualified and registered teachers.  The teachers are dedicated to, and passionate about, early childhood education.  Each kindergarten has a head teacher plus teachers and support staff.  Quality learning programmes are based on the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whãriki.

From the ERO Reports…

  • Parents are interested partners in their children's learning. Teachers actively foster family involvement through a parents’ support group, regular informal discussions and through surveys that enable parents to share their aspirations.

    Westlake Forrest Hill 2016 ERO Report

  • Teachers encourage children to develop their own ideas for play. They provide a very well resourced environment and use questions and suggestions to foster children's ideas and exploration

    Westlake Forrest Hill 2016 ERO Report