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).

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The Team @ Arabica Methven 😍 this!! 😍

That made me laugh, miss you guys enjoy your last day wish I was there.

Merry Christmas

Michelle can move those hips

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It is that time of year again when kaiako and tamariki get a well-deserved break – bring on the Christmas cheer!
We have had an amazing and very busy year and would like to thank all our awesome families/whanau and wider preschool community for your contribution to our cause – we really appreciate all your help – working bees, parent helping for our excursions into the community, sharing your knowledge, supporting our fundraising efforts and generally being ‘absolutely fabulous!!’

This year we have said farewell to 35 tamariki as they made the transition to school (Methven Primary, Our Lady of the Snows, Lauriston, Mt Somers and Windwhistle).
We hope you have enjoyed exploring your new environments and making many new friends: Oskar, Virat, Max, Zavier, Jonty, Joe, Rykie, Annabelle K, Emily, Farrah, Olly, Bert, Teddy, Archie, Ruby, Elliot, Flint G, Jaxson W, Alex, Flyn, Jake, Harry, Thomas, Teddy R, Annabel M, Jay, Flossie, Presley, Jacob McD, Polly G, Flint L, James C, Jaxon, and Honor early in the New Year!
Remember: Work hard but PLAY harder!!

We close on Friday 21st December at 3 pm and reopen on Tuesday 8th January ready to PLAY – woohoo! For those of you not returning until primary schools go back we wish you happy and safe holidays – we cannot wait to hear all your wonderful stories and see your fabulous ‘snaps.’

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Have a wonderful break jaxsons loving school and Tyler can't wait to get back to preschool.... Have awesome school days little people and honor enjoys school honey

Thanks guys for the year 👍👍

Merry Christmas to you all, enjoy your wil deserved break away!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays guys 🥂

Merry Christmas to you all :)

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What a fun way to end the year with our last visit to Methven House. We hope you enjoyed the songs from our Christmas party and the shortcake! Meri Kirihimete - Nadolig Llawen - Merry Christmas xoxoWhat a fun way to end the year with our last visit to Methven House. We hope you enjoyed the songs from our Christmas party and the shortcake! Meri Kirihimete - Nadolig Llawen - Merry Christmas xoxo ... See MoreSee Less


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Thank you, songs and actions were fabulous and the shortbread went down treat. Happy holidays to you all 💕🥂🎄

Amanda King

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Kaiako want to thank all our dear wee munchkins for their fabulous performance at our end of year Christmas celebration - you were amazing! Thank you also to the parents/whanau for the fabulous spread and of course our very busy and wonderful 'man in red' - Father Christmas - Santa Claus - Hana Koko - Dun Che Lao Ren - Weihnachtsmann - St Nicholas - Pere Noel - Santa-san - St Nick - Sion Corn - Ziemassvetku vecitis!! . ... See MoreSee Less

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