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.



A mixed aged kindergarten , 40 Watt Street, Waipawa.


Scallywaggs Kindergarten & Care




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

Our passionate kaiako pride themselves in offering an environment that is welcoming, fun, nurturing and stimulating.  Each child is unique and as such we provide a program which will support and celebrate their individual milestones, strengths and emerging skills.

Strong attachments are formed with every child enabling the opportunity for children to develop confidence, independence and resilience through play based learning opportunities.  Successful transitions are supported between centres when children are developmentally ready.



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 2019

 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?


To what extent does our teaching practice reflect the well-being strand of Te Whāriki?  



Learning Language and Loving It - Hanen Program