Flying Start @ Cornwall College Celebrate Flying Start’s 25th Birthday!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Celebrate Flying Start’s 25th Birthday!

The children and staff at Flying Start @ Cornwall College had a lovely birthday party to celebrate Flora’s (Flying Start’s logo) 25th birthday as Flying Start Nurseries celebrated a huge 25 YEARS of being in business!

The children made wonderful decorations, and the staff helped by adding lots of balloons, to really decorate their party!

They all sang happy birthday with a delicious cake made by Jacqui one of the brilliant staff members.

Then they all tucked into a BIG party snack and party games with all the children, including ‘find flora’ where they had coloured in lots of little floras, they were hidden by the staff, and then the children went on a treasure hunt to find them!

Some parents came along to join in the celebrations too!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLYING START!

Flying Start Nurseries Celebrate 25 YEAR Anniversary!

Flying Start Nurseries Celebrate 25 YEAR Anniversary! 

Flying Start Nurseries celebrates 25 years of trading today and offer heartfelt thanks to families who have supported them over a quarter of a century!

The Cowburn family have grown with the business – from 4 children to 4 adults, 2 of whom work in the business plus husbands and grandchildren who have all helped Flying Start keep pace with new ideas, trends and educational requirements.

Sharon Cowburn M.D. cut the cake in the Camborne Nursery this afternoon and enjoyed a moment of nostalgia as this was the first of 8 Flying Start Nurseries established on this day 25 years ago!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Watch Whole Life Cycle Of Frogs!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Watch Whole Life Cycle Of Frogs!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Cornwall College started learning all about the lifecycle of the frog when they had a special delivery of frogspawn!

First there was just frogspawn in the tank, so the children checked it daily to observe and record the changes…

Then there were tadpoles which swam around!

Then they grew into frogs!

Which the children could lift carefully out of their tank and feel their slimy skin!

The frogs liked to sit on the rock and jump into the water!

Then it was time to set the frogs free into nature, so the staff & children went on a walk to the woods, and waved goodbye to their frogs as they released them into the stream!

Wow, what an incredible experience for all the pre-schoolers to observe all those changes from frogspawn right through to baby frogs!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Pre-School Enjoy Garden Centre Roleplay!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Pre-School Enjoy Garden Centre Roleplay!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Camborne have been really enjoying running their role play Garden Centre in the nursery!

They have been taking it in turns to be the shopkeeper and the customer: filling their baskets up and counting out their money as the customer…

…or being the shopkeeper and using the till!

 

Great work, Cornwall College!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Host Easter Event & Are Visited By A Dinosaur!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Host Easter Event & Are Visited By A Dinosaur!

The pre-school and toddler departments at Flying Start @ Cornwall College were excited to host their stay & play event! Parents & carers were invited in to the nursery to join in with some Easter fun!

They made Easter baskets, yummy chocolate nests, and even had a lovely picnic outside!

And then the children got very excited, as they had a visit from the Easter dinosaur! The toddler’s theme this term has been dinosaurs, and so they were delighted to see a huge one in their garden!

The dinosaur helped the children find the Easter goodies that were hidden in the garden, and they finished a great day off by having racing games with the dinosaur!

A huge thanks to all the parents & carers who came along for some Easter fun at nursery, and well done to the staff for organising a brilliant stay & play!

Flying Start Nurseries Win A NATIONAL AWARD!!!

**NATIONAL AWARD**

Flying Start Nurseries (SW) Ltd. have been recognised as one of the Top 20 Nursery Groups In The Country!!!

A quote from our Managing Director, Sharon:
“Flying Start Nurseries (SW) Ltd. Are delighted to be recognised as one of the Top 20 Nursery Groups in the country! As we celebrate 25 years in business we are so proud of our wonderful teams, who work so hard to provide a “FLYING START TO LIFE-LONG LEARNING” to hundreds of children throughout Cornwall and Plymouth.”

This award was voted for on the Day Nurseries national website, and overall Flying Start Nurseries had an incredible score of 9.8 out of 10!

 

THANK YOU!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Dig For Dinosaurs!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Dig For Dinosaurs!

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been reading the story of ’10 Little Dinosaurs’, and doing lots of fun activities to explore around this story!

The children have had great fun hunting for dinosaur bones in their sand and soil and then fitting them together to create a big dinosaur!

The children have also have made dinosaurs in clay, with spikes and eyes!

This was great for problem solving and involved lots of planning… the toddlers planned what materials they would use, then had a go and overcame lots of hurdles on the way as clay was a new material for lots of the children.

And all that hard work paid off… look at these brilliant dinosaurs!

Great work, Cornwall College

Flying Start Nurseries Host Annual Training Day For Entire Company!

Flying Start Nurseries Host Annual Training Day For Entire Company!

Flying Start Nurseries are proud to have hosted another amazing annual company training day, with over 120 staff attending, from all of our nurseries, in our 25th year of business!

It is a unique chance to bring all of our staff together to celebrate the achievements of the last year, and train them in new and specialist areas to improve & excel even more! The theme of this year’s training day was ‘Lifelong Learning with TLC’, and Flying Start were delighted to host the day at a new venue – at the cinema in Newquay!

We are also delighted to announce that at our company training day, we launched a new online training platform for all our staff, as part of the offer from our training company TLC.

Soon, we will be opening up this training platform to offer some courses to parents & the community too!

Thank you to all of our parents & families for your understanding with the one day nursery closure – it is such a valuable day for our company, and reinforces Flying Start’s mission of ‘lifelong learning’ – for the children, but also for our amazing staff!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Play In The Snow!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Play In The Snow!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College wrapped up warm and got outside and explored the snow whilst it was still safe to do so!

The staff showed the children how to check how icy it was and used grit salt to see the difference… they watched the snow melt around the salt and then felt the crunching under their boots!

The children really enjoyed playing in the snow, particularly where it had covered items, like the big tyre!

  

We hope you all stayed safe & managed to enjoy the unusual weather!

Childcare Funding 2017

Are you confused about whether you will qualify for 30 hours funding, or are childcare tax credits better for you ? Will the new tax-free childcare scheme be relevant ??

There are lots of new initiatives for getting free or funded childcare, but its confusing.

This Government website makes it easy to understand and tells you, what you are eligible for and what you need to know.

Flying Start will be running Parents Information Evenings soon too…..