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About us

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.

Why Us?

Parents & whānau we can offer you a service that is open 50 weeks of the year and flexible hours! We can provide your children with a safe and secure environment that has high teacher to child ratios. They will have the opportunity to explore our indoor gymnasium, organic orchard, and adventure playground, rope course whilst partaking in growing vegetables and learning about worm farms and composting.

Management Team

Meet the fantastic people behind Scallywaggs Kindergarten & Care

Robyn Hotton

General Manager

I have a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and have been teaching for 26 years. I am a founding staff member of Scallywaggs and have spent the past 22 years working within Scallywaggs Education & Care services. During this time I became an educator enabling me to spend time at home with my own children, returning to Scallywaggs as the General Manager and also the Regional Manager for Sprouts In-Home Childcare.

I have an amazing supportive team of teachers and educators who take real pride in their work providing a safe and educational home environment for children in their care.


Vickie Culshaw

Operations Manager

Hi my name is Vickie and I have worked in the Early Childhood sector for over 16 years with Group Special Education and later qualified with a Bachelor of Teaching. I have two daughters and three grandchildren.

I have a deep understanding of how children learn and the importance of working in partnership with whānau.  I am a committed, reflective, inclusive, professional kaiako who demonstrates a high standard of teaching practice, ethical principles and a positive approach with all children, whānau and staff in our service.   

Sarah Smith

Office Administrator

Hi, I'm Sarah and as a parent of two girls, I have had a long association with Scallywaggs.  Before becoming Office Administrator I worked in Scallywaggs Kids Club.  My job gives me the flexibility to continue to work with children.  I can help with your administration queries by phone 06 858 7404, email officeadmin@scallywaggs.co.nz  or person to person in the office.

Andrea Thomson

Office Administrator

Both my husband, Anthony and I are born and bred in Waipukurau.  We have two beautiful children, Mason and Paige that keep us busy and on our toes at all times.  Before I joined the Administration team I was the coordinator for Kids Club Waipukurau. 
Being able to greet all the smiling little faces every morning is definitely a highlight of my position in the main office. 
I am the administrator for the Kids Club, Waipukurau and I can help with all other general administrative enquires by phone 06 8587404, email office@scallywaggs.co.nz or pop into the office between 8am-4pm


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