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



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).

14 hours ago

Methven Pre School

What a fabulous activity to be involved in - so many amazing scarecrows - what a talented community we have! This is our third trip with small groups of children this week much to see in a walk around town! ... See MoreSee Less

18 hours ago

Methven Pre School

Preschool fundraiser - Agria potatoes 10kg bags for $12 - selling fast! Fabulous all round potatoes
Order at the preschool making the payment directly to Methven Preschool 02-0868-0057562-001 ref Potatoes
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18 hours ago

Methven Pre School

Many thanks to Sue Duff of Creators Childcare for organising the Preschool Commonwealth Games last Friday 13th! They really were tremendous fun.
A fabulous opportunity to pool our resources and experiences in our community,
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Comment on Facebook

From Sue and kids at Childcare @sues ..under Creators inhome care ..Thankyou Methven PrE school alongside Star Brights l for being part of our commonwealth Games ..yes a terific ONE HOUR OF ACTION ..parents ..your children ..all listened then actioned what was asked .The children all shinED,the preschool staff. Sonia too amazing supporting and assisting .plus special that's to Preschool due to having the music of our National Anthem and flags..from Fay ..Bnz created the certificates,Supervalve donated the toffee pops for our gold medals we at sues have videos of Jess s game of the tall fern hence why we followed the games at Sues ,sues niece .T h a k y o u for sharing these photos sue .

Haha that looks brilliant. Good job team

1 week ago

Methven Pre School

Preschool open normal hours today. Travel safe and wrap up warm! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Methven Pre School

Preschool open normal hours today. Travel safe and wrap up warm. ... See MoreSee Less