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

Out and about the community with the infants and toddlers - Thank you Sonia Cullen of 'Starbrights' for allowing us to visit!!
Enjoying bath-time at preschool - thank you Jess, Kaitlyn, and Eloise for sharing bath time with us!
Spontaneous walk to see the road workers!
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2 months ago

Methven Pre School

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas/Meri Kirihimete and a 'Safe, Happy and Prosperous 2018.'
A humongous thank you to all our staff for their tremendous work throughout the year - a fabulous ERO report...yet again! Providing outstanding education and childcare since 1988! It takes a big heart to help shape little minds!!
All the staff would like to say a big thank you for all the Christmas gifts and treats we have received...we are truly humbled by your generosity!
A big thank you to all our helpers over the year.. without you we wouldn't be able to enjoy all the fabulous excursions around our community!
Enjoy the holiday break - you all deserve it! See you again on Tuesday 9th January 2018
Ma te wa - Kia pai to ra!
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Bit cute...... Merry Christmas to you all 🎅

Merry Christmas to you all, and a big thank you for the time and effort you put into creating a wonderful learning environment for our children. 🌹🌹🌹

Love it!! What happy hard working elves!! Hope you all get a nice break & that Santa comes to you too!!

Awesome video! 😃 merry Christmas to you all, thankyou for everything you do 💜

This is so good! Merry Christmas and Thank you

Priceless. .happy Christmas time to all of you. Love it. X

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2 months ago

Methven Pre School

What a busy year we have had saying farewell to 35 of our children to local schools (Methven Primary, Our Lady of the Snows, Lauriston, Mt Somers, and Windwhistle) - We hope you have been enjoying your school days - All the very best to our new entrants (Yr 1 students) for 2018 - Scarlet, Huey, Lucy, Halo, Jackson, Bentley, Isla, Annabelle, Miranda, Danielle, Christopher, Abigail, Tyler, Charlie, Sasami, Isaac, Prue, Jerome, Lori, Oscar, Stephanie, Naia, Joseph, Niko, Sarah, Leo, Freddie, Bethany, Lucy, Corey, Sophie, Ethan, Lucy T, Blair and Harriet! ... See MoreSee Less


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Thank you for a great preschool start for Ethan! He has loved being there!

Thanks Methven Preschool, Sarah is settling in well at Lauriston School. We couldn't have done it without you!! All you fantastic teachers helped her become 'school ready' 😙 Season's greetings & happy holidays to you all ❤

3 months ago

Methven Pre School

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3 months ago

Methven Pre School

Thank you Methven Primary Kapa Haka group your performance was riveting, our children just loved it! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Methven Primary Kapa Haka group your performance was riveting, our children just loved it!Image attachmentImage attachment


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They were great