Flying Start @ Duchy Paint Uruguay Flags for World Cup!

Flying Start @ Duchy Paint Uruguay Flags for World Cup!

To join in with the World Cup, each of our nurseries have been given a country from the final 8 football teams in a Flying Start sweepstake, to explore the food and culture of!

Flying Start @ Duchy were given Uruguay in the world cup draw so the whole nursery decided to get creative…

All the children helped to make a flag of Uruguay in some way… the pre-school children painted the full flag, by looking at a picture of what it looks like!

Meanwhile, the toddlers painted pictures with the colours from the flag, and the babies did hand prints to paint the sun that is on the flag!

They did a fantastic job… look at these brilliant Uruguay flags!

Flying Start @ Duchy Do Cooking Club With Their Home Grown Herbs!

Flying Start @ Duchy Do Cooking Club With Their Home Grown Herbs!

The pre-school and toddler children at Flying Start @ Duchy have been joining in with a weekly cooking club at nursery… and even more excitingly, they’ve been using the herbs that they grew themselves in their cooking!

The children had planted their own basil and coriander and then looked after it until it grew enough for them to use for cooking! Look how proud they are of their flourishing herbs!

The children then had a great time making tomato spirals where they had to spread their own tomato puree on the pastry…

…then add cheese and then their very own basil.

The children then carefully rolled up the pastry ready to be baked in the oven, which the staff took off to the kitchen for them…

… Once cooked the children enjoyed the spirals for a special afternoon snack – delicious!

Flying Start @ Duchy Host Fathers Day Stay & Play!

Flying Start @ Duchy Host Fathers Day Stay & Play!

Flying Start @ Duchy hosted a special stay & play session to celebrate Father’s Day!

 

Lots of Dads came along and joined in with wood work, junk modelling, sensory play, and lots of other fun activities with their children!

After all that play and exploring, they tucked into delicious bacon rolls to refuel!

A big thank you to the parents who came along and made the session such a success- the children had a fab time!

Flying Start @ Duchy Enjoy Old School Library Session!

Flying Start @ Duchy Enjoy Old School Library Session!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Duchy have been on another lovely visit in the community to their favourite place for a story and a sing song… the Old School Library for another fun session!

The children had great fun taking part in an action and song session and then a story time!

The children showed great enthusiasm and by the pictures you can see that they were having lots of fun!

 

Thanks so much to Old School Library for having the children for lovely visits!

Flying Start @ Duchy Visit College Childcare Department!

Flying Start @ Duchy Visit College Childcare Department!

As part of the ongoing partnership between Flying Start @ Duchy and Duchy College, the toddler children enjoyed a visit to the childcare department at the college!

The children enjoyed lots of fun activities that were organised and set up by the college students, and really enjoyed exploring the new environment!

 

Meanwhile the college students enjoyed playing & interacting with the children!

A valuable, fun experience for everybody!

Flying Start @ Duchy Go On Trips Into The Community!

Flying Start @ Duchy Go On Trips Into The Community!

The children and staff at Flying Start @ Duchy have been on some exciting trips into their local community recently… firstly they visited Stoke Climsland to go to their local Post Office.

They got kitted out in their new Flying Start high vis jackets, which was very exciting – as you can see from their brilliant team photos!

At the post office, they bought a copy of the most recent Cornish Times, as the nursery were in the nursery with their Flying Start 25th Birthday celebrations… the children were delighted to see their photo and the words all about their party!

The Duchy nursery pre-school children have also visited Appleby Lodge Residential Home this week… the children shared their colouring in with the residents.

Afterwards, everybody all sang together…  Some songs they all sang together and then the children showed the residents some of their favourite nursery songs, and the residents shared some songs that are their favourites!

The staff & children can’t wait to go back again soon!

Flying Start @ Duchy Toddlers Do Vegetable Printing!

Flying Start @ Duchy Toddlers Do Vegetable Printing!

The toddler department at Flying Start @ Duchy have been focusing on the nursery rhyme ‘I dig my garden’, and the staff have been using it as inspiration for lots of great activities…

͛The children have all joined in with vegetable painting … first, choosing which vegetable they would like to mark make with. This produced lots of discussion around vegetables and different foods that the children like!

Then, the children got stuck in, using brightly coloured paints & creating beautiful masterpieces!

Flying Start @ Duchy Celebrate The Royal Wedding!

Flying Start @ Duchy Celebrate The Royal Wedding!

The children & staff at Flying Start @ Duchy  celebrated the Royal Wedding with a fun, packed day of themed activities!

They started by all coming to nursery dressed in Red, White and Blue…

and then for cooking club made scones ready for their afternoon tea….

 

The children also spent lots of time making their own crowns adding various materials and of course glitter!

And no Royal Wedding party is complete without bunting, so the children coloured in amazing Union Jack bunting, with great concentration!

And then they had a delicious afternoon tea with their freshly baked scones…delicious!

All the children are very excited that a Prince and Princess are getting married at the weekend!

Flying Start @ Duchy Do Wake Up Shake Up!

Flying Start @ Duchy Do Wake Up Shake Up!

The babies and toddlers at Flying Start @ Duchy have been joining together for an invigorating wake up shake up, and circle time in the garden!

The children have been dancing and moving their bodies to some of their favourite songs that they also sing along to… they stretch and make some brilliant shapes to wake up their bodies!

Then they have been completing their circle time focusing on shapes, using some handy props!

What a great energetic way to start the day & be active!

Flying Start @ Duchy Hold A Tea Party for Flying Start’s 25th Birthday!

Flying Start @ Duchy Hold A Tea Party for Flying Start’s 25th Birthday!

Look at these fantastic photos of the whole nursery at Flying Start @ Duchy joining in the celebrations for Flying Start’s 25th Anniversary!

They celebrated the birthday of our logo ‘Flora’, with a full tea party!

They invited in the parents, and had party food and birthday cake – look at the fantastic Flying Start cake!

The children had also spent lots of time making special party hats and a big card for Flora!

Happy Birthday Flora!