Methven Creche began in the Anglican Sunday School Hall in July 1984 after much hard work by a dedicated group of locals to provide child-care for working mothers, mothers who needed ‘time out’ and to cater for visitors to Mt Hutt in the winter. Fundraising was, and still is an important aspect of running the creche and after a four year haul the Methven Creche Association moved into a brand new, purpose built and debt free building ready to serve the community with quality child care on September 10th, 1988. The building has since undergone further development in order to raise the number of child spaces and now caters for a maximum of 50 children at any one time over the day between the hours of 8.00 am – 5.00 pm. The Methven Pre School as it is now more commonly known continues as a community based/non profit organisation meaning that all funds continue to be returned into the centre to provide a well resourced facility staffed with qualified teachers.
Our ratio is 1:3 for under two year olds and 1:8 for the over two’s. We are licensed to take 50 children (10 under two) In general there are three teachers in the under two area. In the over two area there are two teachers outside and two inside in addition to floating teachers.