Flying Start @ Cornwall College Cool Off!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Splish, Splash, Splosh to Cool Down!

The children have been shading themselves under the giant tree in the nursery garden, enjoying a gentle breeze through the branches whilst they paddle their toes!

The nice cold water has helped to cool the toddlers off, in the lovely sunshine we have been having!

As well as paddling pools outside, the children have been exploring scented and coloured ice inside and lots of big sensory experiences in their nappies with the fans on!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Have a Special Delivery!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College’s Children and Staff Get Lucky One Hot Afternoon…

The staff and all 68 children in on this hot sunny afternoon got lucky when a very kind parents delivered ice lollies!

Thankyou very much Oakley and Olivia’s Mummy!

Everybody enjoyed cooling off with an ice lolly, the preschool children then went inside and filled up their ice cube trays with water and made predictions of how long it would take to freeze…

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Do Gym Club!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Do Gym Club!
The pre-schoolers at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been having great fun at gym club!
To link in with their transport learning theme, they have been exploring the ways different modes of transport move…
They practiced the skill of jumping, remembering to bend their knees to spring up off the floor and to softly land!
They also explored transport movements… they rolled like wheels, stretched their wings and took off from a crouch gathering speed until we they were running down the runway! And they even tried slithering like
submarines.
After their cool down, all the children put their shoes and socks on themselves – good practice ready for school PE lessons!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Explore Senses At Forest School!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Explore Senses At Forest School!
The toddlers at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been having a great time exploring their senses during Forest School…
They have been exploring scents and smells, as well as sight… First they used their magnifying glasses to see what they could spot, and then they used their fingers to rub the different leaves and plants, and to see what they smell like!
    
Then the children collected things that they could find that had fallen to the ground… and went back to nursery to make their own potions in the nursery garden!!
They kept on smelling their potions as they added more and more ingredients… and they even added some special colours to make them really magical!
Great exploring, Cornwall College!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Do Large Scale Construction!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Do Large Scale Construction!
The pre-school department at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been doing some great teamwork and creativity, to construct their very own cars!
The children chose the size of the cars and the colours they wanted to make them, they mixed up their own paint and painted their cars before constructing with wheels and steering wheels!
They are going to add their number plates and signs onto the cars before giving them a drive!
Great work, Cornwall College!

FLYING START CELEBRATES 24 YEARS!!!

FLYING START CELEBRATES 24 YEARS!!!

Today is Flying Start’s 24th birthday!!!

Across all of our nurseries, we are celebrating Flora’s (our little girl with a kite on our logo!) birthday, with birthday cake and lots of party games!

A huge thank you to all of the children, parents, families, and staff who have been a part of Flying Start over the last 24 years… We have seen different generations and whole families come through the nurseries, and hundreds of children given a Flying Start to Lifelong Learning!

As well as our loyal amazing staff – some who have been with us for many many years – who help make those Flying Starts happen!

Thank you all & here is to many more brilliant years!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Make Music!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Make Music!

The toddler department at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been getting musical…

    

They’ve been trying out lots of different instruments! They’ve practising making loud and soft sounds on the drums and tambourines, as well as trying out the xylophone…

It is great development for their motor skills, and great fun too!

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…..

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Babies Explore Transport Theme!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Babies Explore Transport Theme!
Flying Start @ Cornwall College’s baby department have been focusing on their half-termly theme of transport!
They’ve been doing loads of different activities and themed learning to explore the topic of transport, such as…
Using arts and crafts!
Singing songs & reading stories!
Playing with & moving toy cars and trains on roads and tracks!
  
Sensory play including new textures like sand and goop!
And activities both indoors and outdoors!
WOW, what a huge variety of transport-themed activities that the babies have been exploring!