Flying Start @ Cornwall College’s Toddlers Stay and Play for Valentines Day!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Celebrate Their Special People 

For Valentines Day this year the children focused on who the special people were in their life and aimed to spoil them!

Inviting their loved ones in to nursery, the Toddler department held a stay and play session where they made and decorated heart shaped biscuits and created pictures and cards addressed to their special people!

What a lovely way to recognise the day!


This week Toddlers have held our very special ‘Valentines’ Stay and Play. We made and decorated Heart shaped biscuits and also created cards for our special people who we love.

Flying Start @ Cornwall College’s Woodland Adventure!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College’s Preschool Morning In  Tehidy Woods!

The preschool department took their learning to the woods, to explore nature through a range of activities which encouraged the children to touch, feel, see and build with natural items.

They started by creating marks, looking at the different items and textures around them to use. Using sticks in the mud, and then taking leaf and bark rubbings.

Then the children got busy building a shelter… this involved lots of trial, error and problem solving!

Finding the right sized branches and using team work to lift and safely carry them to their shelter spot, the children worked hard to build….

this AMAZING structure!

Wow! Great team work paid off and the children could shelter in their special place, ready for a quick snack!


Flying Start @ Cornwall College’s Babies Bug Hunt!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College’s Forest School for Babies…

This week in their forest school, the babies have been on a bug hunt!

With their magnifying glasses the little ones searched for different bugs and explored the natural items and textures that they found.

This group of children go out weekly for forest school activities which all focus on exploring nature, and the children are starting to get really confident in the woodland environment! This week, looking under leaves and rocks and with support amongst tree trunks and roots.

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Have The Help of A Parent To Celebrate Chinese New Year!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Celebrate With Chinese Cooking, Eating and Good Fortune!

The Toddler department would like to say a BIG thank you to Chanel’s Mum who came in to nursery to teach the children all about Chinese New Year, a festival her family celebrate.


Bringing along some prawn crackers the children had a snack before they learnt how to make Spring Rolls. Then whilst they were cooking the children enjoyed Fortune Cookies with special messages whilst they talked about the festival, learning that it was the Year Of The Pig!

Thankyou again to Chanel’s Mum – It was so helpful to learn so much!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Get In An Ambulance… In The Snow!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Met A Paramedic Crew In Their Ambulance

The children in all departments met with Jeremy the Paramedic who visited the nursery to kindly teach the children all about his job and the Ambulance he drives.

Although that morning was full of snow chaos and difficulty getting in to nursery, the Ambulance still arrived and the children thoroughly enjoyed this learning experience!

Speaking to the Paramedic about his job and the type of people he helps, before getting into the ambulance to see the equipment and even put the blue lights on! Listening to the sirens were a highlight for the children who got very excited!

Thankyou Jeremy the Paramedic for your time and patience…. we hope we aren’t your patients any time soon!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College’s Tasting Experience!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddler’s Taste Exotic Fruits

Their learning theme this half term is the story book ‘Handa’s Surprise’ which introduces lots of African animals and fruits through Handa’s journey to visit her friend Akeyo!

To really help make the story come to life for the children the Nursery Cook kindly ordered exotic fruits to try!

Exploring the fruit by smelling it, feeling the different textures and then tasting.. which was the Toddler’s favourite part!

On the tasting menu was Avocado, Pomegranate,  Blueberries, Grapefruit, Lychees and even a Lemon!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Attend Community Music Event!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Attend Community Music Event!

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Cornwall College participated in a cultural musical instrument session in their local community, to link in with their book for this half term ‘Handa’s Surprise’!

The toddler department visited the Trevithick Court Adult Learning and Support Centre where the SEN adults group joined in with the toddlers in creating fantastic music!

Everybody had a great time at the session, and there were smiles all round, and lots of musical noise made!

What a great way to learn about music, and link up with the community!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Do Fruit Printing!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Do Fruit Printing!
The toddlers at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been getting creative & doing some fruit printing!
The children picked different fruits and spoke about what the fruits were and the different features they all had…
Then with some help, the children cut them in half, and used a variety of colours to paint them…
Then they printed them onto their paper, making interesting patterns!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Babies Create Woodland Area!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Babies Create Woodland Area!

 Some of the baby department at Flying Start @ Cornwall College went on a special trip to the woods!

In the woods, they collected sticks and leaves for their indoor environment, which links in with their woodland theme for this half term!

The children then got involved in messy foot painting to create a camouflage netting to cover the new woodland den…

Look at the brilliant finished product, which was a team effort made by all of the babies and the baby room staff!

Happy New Year from Flying Start Nurseries!

Happy New Year from Flying Start Nurseries!

Happy New Year from all at Flying Start Nurseries!

The nurseries are now all re-opened as of today (2nd January) for 2019 and are looking forward to welcoming all of the children & their families back!



We hope you all had a wonderful break with your children!