Rata Room

Rata  is our Preschooler’s Room.

This room is called Rata because the Rata tree grows straight and strong. The Rata room is our largest room designed to support children to become independent learners, confident in who they are.  Just like the tall, strong Rata trees, our preschoolers are developing strong foundations to set them on the right path for their ongoing learning journey.

For our exciting preschoolers we provide opportunities for self-initiated and spontaneous interactions and activities that actively engage them.  We seek to develop them physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually.  We provide opportunities for children to participate fully in literacy, numeracy, science, arts and crafts, cooking, music and movement and a range of physical activities.

  • Dynamic & exciting learning environment
  • Literacy programme to support children in their transition to school
  • Development of longer levels of concentration
  • Building good self help skills
Age Group : 3.5 to 5 year olds
Timings 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Class Start



Individualised learning programme based specifically on your child’s needs. At Mt Wellies each child has an individual development plan created, which is based on their specific age, needs, interests and dispositions.


Focused Literacy Programme

Focused Literacy Programme for pre-schoolers to prepare them for school. Our literacy programme is a phonics based course that teaches children the letters, the letter sounds, how to form the letters, the correct pencil grip and much more.


Fabulous home cooked meals

Fabulous home cooked meals prepared fresh each day by our wonderful chef Holly. Food is included in the fees. We follow a healthy menu that includes all food types with each day introducing different tastes and textures for our youngsters.


Yoga classes

Yoga classes for our pre-schoolers to develop children’s physical and mental abilities. For busy children it is important to teach them mindfulness - to focus and live in the moment. They are also learning the different parts of their bodies and how to gain control over their bodies.


Pick up & Drop off Bus service

This is something that Mt Wellies is considering offering to our community. If you would like to have your child picked up and dropped off, please let us know.


Excursions & Celebrations

New Zealand has such a rich multicultural environment and we love celebrating the multitude of cultures that makes up our country. These events allow us to learn and share knowledge of each other, the values and beliefs that make up that culture.