Rata Kindergarten is situated at the northern end of Temuka, opposite Wallingford Rest Home. Rata offers a mixed age group setting for tamariki / children. Along with a qualified trained teaching team, a stimulating learning programme is provided for tamariki / children based on the national early childhood curriculum Te Whariki.
We offer an extension learning programme for 4 year olds with an emphasis on numeracy and literacy. The Kindergarten is very excited to be introducing an opportunity for younger children to get a small taste of the fun and learning kindergarten can offer. Parents of younger children are encouraged to ‘Stay and Play’ with their child alongside the teachers and other kindergarten children.
‘Stay and Play’ will run every Wednesday from 2.00pm – 2.45pm. We welcome new families to call in during this time with their younger child. ‘Stay and Play’ is open for children from 12 months old.
- Monday to Friday – 8:30am – 2.30pm
“Rata Kindergarten was an excellent choice for both of our girls and we enjoyed our connection with Rata for over 6 years. Rata is lucky to have spacious facilities with modern equipment sourced through the hard work of the teachers and parent committee with a small town feeling and community spirit.
Rata taught our girls to become more independent, build relationships and prepared them for their beginnings at primary school. The teaching staff are amazing, any child will quickly attach to them, even if they have trouble letting go of Mum/Dad, and you always know they are in safe hands.
I could not recommend Rata any more strongly to any prospective families, you won’t regret your decision to entrust your child to their care, just watch them grow!”
“All my children have attended Rata and they loved it there. Their outside environment is amazing.”