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

 Mission Statement


The mission of Scallywaggs Kindergarten & Care is to provide safe, nurturing, warm, high quality education and care.



Scallywaggs Kindergarten & Care



Our philosophy is to provide a stimulating early care and education experience which promotes each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.


Our teachers and staff are committed to build and foster a sense of community that is inclusive and welcoming and respectful of the values, beliefs and practices of all cultures and backgrounds.




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. 


Education Council

17th February

This workshop on understanding and using the Education Council’s Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession is for ECE teachers and professional leaders.

It will also cover teachers’ appraisal and leaders’ own appraisal, focusing on what the standards mean as quality practices in each setting and the evidence that is used and created as part of that practice. Expectations for evidence portfolios and folders will also be outlined.