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.



Nga mihi nui ki a koe Peter Burne & the Room 11 tamariki from Waipawa Primary School.

Nui te mahi!

Peter, you and your tamariki were such a delight to have in the Senior Kindergarten recently as part of our Matariki celebrations.  Our tamariki and kaiako were in awe of your tama as they demonstrated the haka and the stunning voices of the kotiro as they sang their waiata. This was further supported with the demonstration of using poi , learning of a new action waiata and a shared story from yourself Peter.

Tena rawa atu koe for the painted rocks which our tamariki are enjoying immensly. 

We hope your tamariki enjoyed the kai and play in our playground and look forward to visiting you in your environment soon.

Nga mihi

Vickie Culshaw


Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia ō tᾱtou mᾱhi



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 milestones, strengths and emerging skills.

Our parents, whānau and community value the development of the learning priorities , 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 Kindergarten & Care Waipawa is now open!  Please email: or phone : 2118503


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 for our Norsewood centre please email:

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 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 2020

 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?


What is our understanding of maori approaches to health and wellbeing and how are these applied in practice?



Learning Language and Loving It - Hanen Program



Wendy Lee

7 March 2020

Curriculum, Planning & Assessment


Chrissy Lepper

He Mapuna te tamaiti

3 June 2020



Child Protection

Mark Moorhouse