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 tamariki are our primary focus, with each tamaiti 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 tamaiti.

Our Team

Every tamaiti needs an established relationship with one teacher who is the tamaiti’s special “key kaiako” who knows routines, likes, dislikes and strengths.

our day

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

our facilities

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

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 email

Our Hours

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



Hapaitia te ara tika punau ai te rangatiratanga mo nga uri whakatipu

Foster the pathway of knowledge to strength, independence and growth for future generations.


Ko Ōpuke te mauka
Ko Rakaia te awa
Ko Piwakawaka te whenua

Ōpuke is the mountain
Rakaia is the river
Methven is the land
Getting to know each other