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).

4 days ago

Methven Pre School

Another fabulous event for our tamariki to enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Methven Pre School

Time spent on the village green.......kite flying, ball games, exploring, and daisy chains!! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Methven Pre School

Thanks for coming after school to collect the money Ollie and Bentley! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks for coming after school to collect the money Ollie and Bentley!

3 weeks ago

Methven Pre School

Thank you everyone for getting behind this fun event - including local MP Jo Luxton ................we certainly had a very day!!
We will pass the donation onto Ollie & Bentley to send onto Cure Kids! Well done everyone❤😘👌
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3 weeks 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