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 Kindergarten & Care Waipawa

A mixed aged centre with a strong bicultural and sustainability focus.

Please email: or phone : 2118503


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 behind the Scallywaggs Kindergarten in Waipawa, 40 Watt Street.  Please email for details.


A big thank you to Robbie & Robin from Stevenson & Taylors for the donation of the tractor & trailer for our tamariki.  They are thoroughly enjoying it!Tractor.jpg

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 - 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 2021

 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

January 2020-December 2021


He Mapuna te tamaiti

Supporting childrens social and emotional competency

July 2020 +



Child Protection

Mark Moorhouse

25 February 2021