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




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

Our passionate teachers 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.  Successful transitions are supported between centres when children are developmentally ready.


Tena koutou katoa

A big thank you to all parents and whanau who were involved with the review of our centre philosophy.   Together we have produced a statement that reflects what the priorities for children are in our community.

Nga mihi nui


Vickie Culshaw


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.

Irene McAllister

Irene McAllister 

Step Up ECE Professional Learning & Development

Providing high quality professional learning and development tailored to the specific requirements of Head Teachers and management within our service.