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).

1 week ago

Methven Pre School

How exciting to visit Lauriston School last week with our 4 year olds. What a wonderful morning exploring the enviroment! Thank you Rhian Dyer and Lauriston children for making us feel so welcome!
Special thanks goes to Principal Chris Murphy for making this possible by dropping us off and picking us up in the school bus!!
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2 weeks ago

Methven Pre School

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1 month ago

Methven Pre School

The 'funtastic' annual bike and run fundraising event for our preschoolers raised $420.40 towards some new outdoor equipment!
All the children received a certificate for their efforts and enjoyed a sausage sizzle to finish up.
Thank you so much to those that attended!
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1 month ago

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2 months ago

Methven Pre School

Pre School is open today. Please be very careful driving in these extreme windy conditions. ... See MoreSee Less