Kindergarten & Care

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Welcome to Scallywaggs Kindergarten & Care

Scallywaggs was first licensed by Jean Ennor in 1988 and catered for 35 children with one qualified teacher working with the children. Today we have expanded into providing Early Childhood Education and Care services to over 600 families. Scallywaggs is proud to have 25 qualified teachers, along with educators and support staff who ensure that children in their care spend their time in safe, secure educational environments.

We invite you to browse through our website and find an educational care option that will suit your families needs.

Scallywaggs Kindergarten are the proprietors of Country Kids in Norsewood.

Country Kids is a mixed age centre catering for children from 0-5years. A small family friendly centre focused on quality education and care. Children are able to grow in confidence and care for themselves, others and the environment.

For any enquires please email:

Scallywaggs Kindergarten & Care

 Mission Statement


The mission of Scallywaggs Kindergarten & Care is to provide safe, nurturing, warm, high quality education and care.



Scallywaggs Kindergarten & Care



Our philosophy is to provide a stimulating early care and education experience which promotes each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.


Our teachers and staff are committed to build and foster a sense of community that is inclusive and welcoming and respectful of the values, beliefs and practices of all cultures and backgrounds.

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Scallywaggs Kindergarten & Care

Working together to keep our tamariki safe.

All of our staff have undergone training designed to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, information and resources available to them when responding to suspected sexual abuse. The training programme dealt with revising and implementing child protection policy to be consistent with the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act (2014). It also covered understanding and managing childhood sexual behaviours and gave practical guidance on working with families and children around body awareness and safety.

Statistics surrounding sexual abuse:

*    As many as 145,000 of children and young people now living in New Zealand will experience sexual abuse before the age 16

*    As many as 90% of victims are abused by a family member or  someone whom they know and trust

*    Evidence that a child has been sexually abused is not always obvious, and many children do not report that they have been abused.


We all have a role in keeping our young children safe.  Together we can help our children be safe from harm and well cared for, strong as part of a loving family and whanau and thrive by helping our tamariki be the best they can be.

Please talk to us about how we can help you.




Scallywaggs Kindergarten & Care

News and Events

Welcome to our website.

From here you are able to access the latest newsletters, contact Management, Head Teachers, our adminstration staff and see what is happening in all of our centres.


Phone: 858 7404

Office hours

8am to 4pm
or by appointment

Scallywaggs Office

9 Russell Street
PO Box 136
Hawke’s Bay


Our aim at Scallywaggs Kindergarten & Care is to ensure ongoing quality  education.  This enables our parents to be assured of the highest quality service performance.  As a result, we provide our teaching team with in-depth professonal development.

Chrissy Lepper

9th September 2017

Observations, planning & assessment.  With an updated curriculum document time to refresh and revise our teaching practices.