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Rascals is a big homely centre with 4 age appropriate rooms catering for Children from Birth to 4 Years. We cater for the individual age groups and the houses and resources within each area are specific to the age group of the Children within that room. We have a huge outdoor area which is well set up to offer lots of learning opportunities for the Children. We also have a indoor heated swimming pool which is a point of difference for our Centre in the Hawkes Bay. We have many qualified and passionate Teachers who offer the Children in our care varied and exciting learning opportunities through our rich curriculum.  We love our Whanau environment and enjoy inviting our Whanau to be a big part of our program.

ERO Report:

The Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services. ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.

Early childhood services are reviewed on average once every three years. Reviews will be more frequent where the performance of a school or centre is poor and there are risks to the education and safety of the students, or less frequent where a school has a stable reporting history and demonstrates good self-review processes and use of its assessment information.

You can read our centre’s ERO review here and Nurtured here.

centre information

Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday: 7:45 am – 5:15 pm

Half Days/Full Days

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed

Ages Catered For:

Birth – 5 Years

Centre Capacity (or specific rooms)

Baby House – 13 Children (Birth to 15 months)

Boddler House – 16 Children (15 Months – 2.5 Years)

Toddlers – 16 Children (2.5 to 3 Years)

Big House – 29 Children (3 to 4 years) 

Healthy Hearts bronze award

Healthy Hearts Bronze Award
May 2016
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  • Both of our children attended Nurtured and we were impressed with the education they received. It is a fantastic, caring environment and the children have so many different learning opportunities - both at and outside the centre. The teachers always go the extra mile for the children and really help prepare them for school.

    Heidi Oliver

  • Our family had the pleasure of being part of the Rascals family for 8.5 years. As parents it was not easy for us leaving our children at a young age, but Rascals soon became an extension of our family. They made an effort to get to know routines, quirks, likes/dislikes, all those small things that can make all the difference in the day of a child   We can not thank the Rascals staff enough for nourishing each of our children's individuality and giving them a chance to learn and grow and become the wonderful little people they are today. We will always be grateful for the love, care and knowledge the wonderful teachers bestowed on our children. 

    Troy and Anna Wire