Korimako Ruma – Under Twos

Research tells us that tamariki who attend high quality early childhood programs demonstrate better maths and language skills, better cognition and social skills, better interpersonal relationships and better behaviour regulation than tamariki in lower quality care.

Julie, Trudy, Chris and Bella are the primary caregivers in the under two area and they are committed to providing a safe, nurturing and uniquely enriching environment in which they foster tamariki health, physical, social, intellectual and emotional development. They consider themselves a part of your family and community striving to care for tamariki as well as you do.
Indeed, these teachers are passionate for providing quality care and education in a professional, warm and friendly environment – a home away from home! Tamariki are free to choose activities, both planned and spontaneous and they are encouraged to try as many activities as possible in a consistent and emotionally supportive way to explore at their own pace.

“We treat tamariki as capable and confident explorers, offering unlimited learning experiences within our peaceful indoor and outdoor environment,” says ‘under two’ team leader Julie Cuneen.
At this early stage tamariki need an established relationship with a “key teacher” who knows routines, likes, dislikes and strengths and who encourages emotional, physical and cognitive development making the transition into the early childhood environment a smooth and emotionally pleasurable process.

Our teachers are extremely passionate about the care, love and education they give your infants/toddlers.
We invite you to come and see for yourself! Here’s what some of our parents say ….

“What makes Methven Pre School really special to us is that most of the teachers are the very same ones who took such great care of our first child 8 years ago. The overall service is outstanding and we are sure that there are hundreds of other parents in the community who feel the same way as us.”

Carl & Deidra McHugh

"Our girls absolutely love the environment. They feel safe and are away from the hustle and bustle of the older kids. They get fabulous care and attention with people we know well. It amazes us what the girls have learnt at such a young age due to the full attention they get. We can’t recommend Methven Pre School highly enough!

Chantal & Steve Ling

"We are very thankful to have such a great Pre School in our town and as the staff have been there long term, this has given our children stability and they have built strong relationships with the staff. Thank you for all that you do!”

Helen & Mark Breach