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. To contact us please click on the 'Contact Us' in the top right hand corner of our web page.



Scallywaggs Kindergarten & Care



At Scallywaggs we value the diversity of our families and aim to develop learning partnerships where cultures, values and aspirations are affirmed.


We pride ourselves in offering an environment that is welcoming, fun, nurturing and stimulating.  Each child is unique and as such we will provide a program which will support and celebrate their individual strengths, abilities, interests & needs.


Our parents, whānau and community value the development of the learning priorities of independence, confidence and resilience for their tamariki.  Therefore, our passionate kaiako will demonstrate respectful teaching practices and form strong attachments with every child to strengthen these priorities through play based learning.




Scallywaggs Country Kids - 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 for our Norsewood centre please email:

After school care and school holiday programmes are available with our service.  We have an OSCAR programme at 8 Russell Street, Waipukurau and 40 Watts Street, Waipawa.

Please email  for details.


Scallywaggs Kindergarten & Care

News and Events

Welcome to our website.

From here you are able to contact Management, Head Kaiako and our administration team.


Phone: 858 7404

Office hours

8am - 3.30pm or by appointment

Scallywaggs Office

9 Russell Street
PO Box 136
Hawke’s Bay 4200


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 professional development.



Strategic Reviews & Professional Development 

 To what extent does our teaching practice recognise māori as tangata whenua, an obligation to protecting the māori language and culture whilst ensuring that māori are able to enjoy educational success as māori?



Talking Together/Te Korerorero

To what extent does our teaching practice support the oral language development of our tamariki?