Flying Start @ Duchy Pre-School Enjoy Gym Club!

Flying Start @ Duchy Pre-School Enjoy Gym Club!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Duchy have been really enjoying gym club recently!

They start off my warming up to a game of beans, and then recently they’ve been focusing on using obstacle courses to practice a whole range of skills!

Here, they are hopping through the hoops… and then walking along the rope… and then going around the cones…

A great way for the children to be active & explore movement!

Flying Start @ Duchy Pre-School Explore Loose End Play!

Flying Start @ Duchy Pre-School Explore Loose End Play!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Duchy have been exploring loose end play on the tuff spot…

With a huge range of exciting materials on the tuff spot for them to connect together to make whatever they wanted to, the children were completely engrossed!

They worked together and on their own to connect and create!

  

Flying Start @ Duchy Toddlers & Babies Enjoy Messy Art!

Flying Start @ Duchy Toddlers & Babies Enjoy Messy Art!

The toddlers and babies at Flying Start @ Duchy took part in a messy art session together!

Lots of different colours of paint were put on the tuffspot and then the children used their hands, stamps and rollers to roll or stamp the paint!

They then placed pieces of paper onto the tuffspot to make patterns on the paper… and create some fantastic artwork!

  

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 @ Duchy Go On A Spring Walk!

Flying Start @ Duchy Go On A Spring Walk!

The babies and toddlers at Flying Start @ Duchy went for a walk around the college to see what they could find, and to look for signs of Spring!

They saw some tractors on the way around and then they stopped to look at the daffodils and the horses in the field.

The toddlers got up close to the daffodils looking at the different colours, and how bright some of them are, and even seeing what they smelt like!

  

Here is hoping for much more lovely spring weather!

Flying Start @ Duchy & Saltash Join Together For Forest School!

Flying Start @ Duchy & Saltash Join Together For Forest School!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Duchy and Flying Start @ Saltash have been coming together for some exciting joint trips to the forest!

On this visit, the children worked really hard at making a den!

They looked for and collected lots of different sized sticks to be able to make their den…

The children worked in pairs to carry the larger sticks and the adults helped to position them into a den…

…which the children were very excited to sit in!

What a great adventure!

Flying Start @ Duchy Join In With College Egg Hunt!

Flying Start @ Duchy Join In With College Egg Hunt!

Flying Start @ Duchy took part in an Easter Egg Hunt organised by Duchy college, raising funds for charity Ellie’s Haven.

The children & staff got wrapped up warm, and went down to the Forest where they met children from other nurseries as well as some with their parents before getting stuck into some activities!

They had their faces (or hands!) painted like the Easter Bunny, decorated Easter Eggs, joined in various team games and went on a trail looking for puzzle pieces that they then had to put together to make their picture colourful!

At the end the children all received a certificate and a prize!

The children had a fabulous time and we would like to say a big thank you to the college for inviting Flying Start @ Duchy along to join in with the fun!

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 @ Duchy Celebrate World Down Syndrome Awareness Day!

Flying Start @ Duchy Celebrate World Down Syndrome Awareness Day!

Look at these fab photos of Flying Start @ Duchy celebrating World Down Syndrome Awareness Day!

The staff & children came into nursery wearing their odd socks and they held a cake sale to raise money!

The children & staff had some lovely discussions about how we can celebrate the ways in which we are different.

A huge thank you to all who donated & joined in.

Flying Start @ Duchy Pre-School Go On Shopping Trip!

Flying Start @ Duchy Pre-School Go On Shopping Trip!

The pre-schoolers at Flying Start @Duchy have been enjoying going out and about on walks into the community, so they decided to go to the shop & post office. The children looked around the aisles for something that they could have for snacktime…  After much thought, they decided on beans on toast!

The children carefully counted out 3 tins of beans and selected a loaf of bread… then they each gave the money at the till and used their good manners to chat to the lady shopkeeper!

And then they counted the change looking at each coin.

They then walked back to nursery with their afternoon snack in hand! A lovely trip into their local community.