Methven Pre School Learning and Child Care Centre is a community based service that is run as a non-profit organisation, situated in the village of Methven, only 10km from the base of the world class ski resort – Mt Hutt Ski Area. The curriculum we offer is based on Te Whariki – the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum and we believe that children are our primary focus, with each child bringing their unique and exclusive set of capabilities and needs to our centre.
Please browse our site for information regarding our centre, settling in processes for children joining us, and our enrolment form. Please feel free, at any time, to come in for a visit to look over our top class facilities and meet the staff who will be looking after your child.

Our Team

Every child needs an established relationship with one teacher who is the child’s special ‘Key teacher’ who knows routines, likes, dislikes and strengths.

Our Facilities

 We are proud of our facilities both inside and out and believe they enhance the warm, friendly and fun environment that children and staff alike can enjoy

Daily Programme

 A range of experiences is provided throughout the day which supports children in the development of perceptual and sensory motor skills

Contact Us

Our Managers are available Monday to Friday to answer any questions you may have, so please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or by email

 

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Our Hours

Monday to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm. Closed all statutory holidays.

Our hourly rate for childcare is $5.10 per hour. Booking outside the minimum hours may be accepted on a casual basis only if space is available due to cancellation.

We will continue to accept casual bookings outside the minimum booking hours when spaces are available.



Mission Statement


Methven Pre School (Methven Creche Inc) will provide quality early childhood care and education which is accessible to the local community.

It is our priority to work in partnership with parents/whānau; showing mutual respect and communicating with openness and honesty.
Our Statement of Philosophy and other relevant policies can be found on our policies page along with our Latest ERO Report (2015).



4 days ago

Methven Pre School

Thank you for picking us up in the school bus on this wet day Mr Murphy! We had lots of fun colouring in the bunnies with our teams according to the clues and enjoyed a yummy easter egg on completion!
Special Easter Greetings to Everyone in our community. Enjoy your long weekend.Thank you for picking us up in the school bus on this wet day Mr Murphy! We had lots of fun colouring in the bunnies with our teams according to the clues and enjoyed a yummy easter egg on completion! Special Easter Greetings to Everyone in our community. Enjoy your long weekend.
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7 days ago

Methven Pre School

Thank you so much for the invitation - we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! What a treat to be rewarded with an easter egg after finding the rocks!Thank you so much for the invitation - we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! What a treat to be rewarded with an easter egg after finding the rocks! ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

Methven Pre School

Our Motto - "We recycle, we recycle, we recycle, we don't just throw it away!" - Reuse, recycle, reduce!

Anthea from Ashburton District Council has the full attention of our four year olds as she explores the contents in the rubbish bag and explains the importance of recycling.If children learn from early on to recycle, they will carry that good habit with them for life. With some easy effort and guidelines, kids can learn how to become part of the solution to recycling for a healthier planet!

Thank you Anthea!!Our Motto - "We recycle, we recycle, we recycle, we don't just throw it away!" - Reuse, recycle, reduce! Anthea from Ashburton District Council has the full attention of our four year olds as she explores the contents in the rubbish bag and explains the importance of recycling.If children learn from early on to recycle, they will carry that good habit with them for life. With some easy effort and guidelines, kids can learn how to become part of the solution to recycling for a healthier planet! Thank you Anthea!!
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1 month ago

Methven Pre School

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1 month ago

Methven Pre School

Our fabulous preschool exhibits - awesome work team... thank you Tenille and Ellie for putting together the fabulous display of our wee people's work .. kei runga noa atu koe - you are the best 😘😘 ... See MoreSee Less

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