Rata Infant & Toddler Community

 Rata is a calm and nurturing playgroup environment for infants and toddlers from 0-3 years to explore, learn and socialise accompanied by a parent or family member. It's also a place for parents and their children to learn more about Montessori, develop friendships and find support.

Our beautiful, dedicated toddler room and garden have been developed to support the needs and interests of under 3s and their growing independence and confidence. At Rata your child can explore a wide range of quality materials and resources for developing skills in hand-eye and gross motor coordination, music, art, language and practical life activities.

Rata is for families interested in exploring Montessori or have children at our preschool. The only Montessori-inspired playgroup in South Wellington, it is also the only one facilitated by a qualified and experienced Association Montessori International (AMI) 0-3 year teacher. Rata is a friendly and welcoming place where you'll have the chance to observe your child and relax with other parents.

Sessions run several mornings a week with a dedicated lunchtime session for babies and children not yet walking. You can choose to come along to one or more sessions a week and we welcome new families. If you are interested in visiting or joining our under-3 community email us to arrange a time to drop into a session.