Kindergarten & Care




Tēnā koutou katoa


Ko Magaliesberg tōku Maunga.

Ko Indian tōku Moana.

Ko Jukskei tōku Awa.

Ko Vaal Dam tōku Roto.

Ko Knysna tōku Ngāhere.


Ko LKo Reijer, Dromedaris, Goede Hoop tōku Waka.

Ko whare Kwaggafontein tōku Marae.

Ko Dreyer/Boeyens tōku Iwi.

Nō Alberton South Africa ahau.

Denmark & England ahau.

Kei Waipawa tōku kainga.

Ko Oupa Tex, Oupa Laurens, Oupa Heinlein tōku Koro.

Ko Ouma Daleen, Ouma Hanna, Ouma Ina tōku Kuia.

Ko Pieter tōku Pāpā.

Ko Debbie tōku Māmā.

Ko Lanha tōku teina.ouwrens, Ko Heinrich tōku tungāne.

Ko Bianca Danielle Dreyer tōku ingoa.


Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa


Kia ora, my name is Bianca Dreyer, I am 32 years old and originally from South Africa.  My husband, and I moved to New Zealand in 2019 with our son Hunter, and we currently live in Waipawa.


I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Human Movement Science from the University of the North West as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Senior Phase and Further Education and Training from the University of South Africa.


Having worked within the education environment for more than eight years, I have extensive experience and a great passion for working with tamariki as a kaiako. I love to be able to utilize my skills, experience and knowledge regarding

Education, Psychology and Human Movement Science to achieve the holistic development of all the tamariki in my care.


I strongly believe in learning through play, I love to encourage the tamariki in my care to think creatively and explore through their natural curiosity which in turn leads to discovery and learning, accompanied by a sense of accomplishment. I strive to create an atmosphere where tamariki can live up to their full potential, where they can express themselves, celebrate their uniqueness and embrace the diversity of others in an environment that stimulates them to grow holistically: physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. My goal is that the tamariki feel safe, to create a feeling of whānau, where they feel free to speak their mind, blossom and grow and at the same time nurture a strong and respectful relationship with their whanau.


I love being a teacher, my professional goal has always been to make learning fun. I try my best to use innovative methods to keep students engaged and to encourage critical thinking. I like to implement inquiry learning to promote student agency whenever I can. I aim to provide an environment that is inclusive, welcoming and respectful where students can set realistic but challenging goals and are supported through this process, to become confident problem solvers. 


As Head Kaiako in Junior Kindergarten I look forward to developing and nurturing strong and respectful relationships with each tamariki and their whanau and sharing in their learning adventure.  




Ko Whakapunaki tāku maunga

Ko Mahia tāku moana

Ko Wairoa tāku awa

Ko Endeavour tāku waka

Ko Whetu Marama tāku marae

Ko Ngati Pakeha tāku iwi

Nō Te Wairoa ahau

Key Waipawa tāku kainga

Ko Alexander tāku koro

Ko Ngaire tāku kuia

Ko Terry tāku pāpā

Ko Gay tāku whaea

Ko Alec tōku tungāne

Ko Morgan rāua ko Jessie ōku teina

Ko Kelly Nissen tōku ingoa

Nō reira, tēna koutou, tēna koutou, tēna tātou koutou


Kia ora.  My name is Kelly and I have worked as a qualified kaiako in ECE since 2007.  I have a Bachelor of Education Primary but I retrained to gain my post graduate diploma in Early Childhood Education as I discovered that my passion is pre-school tamariki, and their education.

I am a strong advocate for learning through play and tamariki doing to learn.  I have a real love of Te Aō Māori and my life goal is to be a fluent Te Reo Māori speaker.

I look forward to getting to know my Scallywaggs whānau




Kia ora whānau

Ko Waitaki te awa

Nō Aoraki te maunga

Ko Raymond tōku papa

No Heretaunga ia

Ko Jane tōku mama

Nō Ingarangi ia

Ko Ngai Tahi te iwi

Nō Te Upoko  Te Ika ahau

Ko Alexandra taku ingoa

Tena kotou katoa


Kia ora koutou. My name is Alexandra Russell, but tamariki know me as Ally. I am originally from Wellington but have spent most of my adult life in Central Hawkes Bay. My weekends consist of spending time with family, catching up with friends, knuckling down in my vegetable gardens and enjoying some general relaxation time.


I have been a kaiako at Scallywaggs Kindergarten for four years and was inspired by the kaiako I worked alongside to begin my own learning journey to extend myself and be a part of nurturing the tamariki that attend our centre. I am a believer in learning through play and social interactions. Hands on learning, with a personal preference to outside experiences. Ensuring there is opportunity for tamariki to lead the interactions and activities.


Observing and supporting tamariki with their current interests and the learning aspirations of whānau is important to me. Hearing and seeing tamariki happy and engaged ignited my passion, leading me to complete my bachelor’s degree with Te Rito Maioha at the end of 2023. I also hold a Youth Work Leadership certificate I completed with Social Services ITO/ CareerForce.


I look forward to building strong, support networks with the Junior Kindergarten team and tamariki, providing a positive experience, creating a safe space for tamariki to be creative and free.