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).

6 days ago

Methven Pre School

The Annual Spring challenge was so much fun for the twelve families that participated and they raised a huge sum of $629 which was an incredible effort. Thank you so much. This money will go towards resources for the children. It was a lovely sunny evening and a sausage sizzle was enjoyed by everyone after using up all that energy of biking, walking, and running. Thank you to the teachers for organising this event and staying to help. It was much appreciated. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Methven Pre School

Our four year olds were lucky to adventure down to the Methven area athletic sports. This offers them a wonderful opportunity to be out and about where they can connect links in the wider community and to feel comfortable with regular events. They observed with interest the long and high jump and running. For some of our children it was seeing their older siblings in action. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago

Methven Pre School

Our lady of the Snows invited us to their pet day. We had a super afternoon checking out the lambs, chickens, and dogs. It was fun watching the animals participate in the agility course. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Methven Pre School

BIG SHOUT OUT - THANK YOU to METHVEN TRAVEL - for the bus, GRAHAM MANGIN for taking his time to drive the bus, Viv Barrett and Gareth Dalley (and helpers) for organising the animals and machinery! Special thanks also to our parent helpers - without you we wouldn't be able to do this!
The children were so excited and had a fabulous time!
We are so very thankful for your support.
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1 month ago

Methven Pre School

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