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).



10 hours ago

Methven Pre School

A BIG THANK YOU to Peter from Mitre 10 Ashburton for your support with tamariki ongoing interest in woodwork and constructive activities! These tool boxes are a very welcomed contribution to our carpentry area. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Methven Pre School

Big thank you to Michele Carson for a very enjoyable workout at the Mountain Gym! Tamariki thoroughly enjoyed all the activities set up for them and they are already talking about next time! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Methven Pre School

Big thank you to our very own superhero Amanda for supporting tamariki ongoing interest in the medical profession.
We know when and how to dial 111, what to say and what to expect when the ambulance officers come to help.

One of our favourite books:

Chris Sanders author of "Call for the Ambulance" says

"You've got to pick up the phone and dial 111
Pick up the phone and dial 111
Pick up the phone and dial 111
In an emergency CALL"

Chris is donating proceeds from the sale of this book to St John New Zealand!!
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Thank you Amanda, Annabel told me all about it, she absolutely loved seeing you and the ambulance.

Elisia told me she got to go in an ambulance, i thought she must have dreamed it lol. Thank you she loved she even told me you dial 111

Richard Lee Karen Lee Cathy Kewish Gary Batchelor

2 weeks ago

Methven Pre School

Thank you for all the donations!
Passed on to the fabulous Daffodil Day coordinator Viv Barrett!
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Thank you for all the donations!
Passed on to the fabulous Daffodil Day coordinator Viv Barrett!Image attachmentImage attachment

4 weeks ago

Methven Pre School

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