Flying Start @ Helston Enjoy Lots Of Celebrations!

Flying Start @ Helston Enjoy Lots Of Celebrations!

The staff, children & parents at Flying Start @ Helston have been enjoying lots of celebrations recently! They celebrated Flying Start’s 25th birthday with a party tea outside in the garden…

Then they played party games, and danced to music at their birthday party!

And a lovely parent came in to do face painting to add to the party fun!

The next celebration was Flora Day… and the children and staff all walked together to the town centre, to see the dancing!

  

They all had a fantastic time enjoying bothFlora Day & Flora’s birthday!

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 @ Helston Have Visit From A Pilot!

Flying Start @ Helston Have Visit From A Pilot!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Helston were very excited to have a special visit, from a parent who is a pilot!

She told the children all about being a pilot, and her job in the desert, which was so interesting, and then the children (and staff!!) got to try on a pilots helmet!

And they even learned about what a compass does, and what it is for!

A huge thank you to the parent who took time out of her day to come & speak to the children!

What a fantastic chance to learn about such an exciting job!

Flying Start @ Helston Babies Have Park Picnic!

Flying Start @ Helston Babies Have Park Picnic!

The babies at Flying Start @ Helston have been getting out in the spring weather to the park!

They’ve even been having a picnic snack there… the staff packed some healthy snacks of bananas and apples to take with them!

The children had a little run around and explored the park…They went on the swing, climbed on the climbing frame and went down the slide!

 

  

Look at those smiles!

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 @ Helston Toddlers Practise Cutting Up Snack!

Flying Start @ Helston Toddlers Practise Cutting Up Snack!

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Helston have been practising cutting up their snacktime fruit themselves, with their own knife…

The staff have been helping & closely supervising, whilst the children really improve their hand control using the knife – and they’ve been really concentrating!

 

This is a really great step forward for the toddlers to gain more independence, ready for pre-school!

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 @ Helston Enjoy An Easter Walk!

Flying Start @ Helston Enjoy An Easter Walk!

The staff & children at Flying Start @ Helston had loads of fun at their special Easter walk!

Although the wet weather had made theconditions very mu  ddy and wet, the children put their welly boots & coats on and really enjoyed stomping around looking for the hidden bunnies, lambs and daffodils!

The children had to use their exploring skills and their counting skills to find them and count how many they had found on their walk.

They then had some cake and treats, and even raised some money for charity… eggcellent!

Flying Start @ Helston Toddlers Run A Farmers Market!

Flying Start @ Helston Toddlers Run A Farmers Market!

In the toddler room at Flying Start @ Helston, the children have been learning all about different vegetables… they were naming the vegetables on their table, and guessing where they come from!

The vegetables were then used as part of their Farmers market role play, and the children took turns to go shopping and buy vegetables using the baskets and till!

 

A fun way for our toddlers to learn about healthy eating!

Flying Start @ Helston Pre-School Make Fruit Skewers!

Flying Start @ Helston Pre-School Make Fruit Skewers!

The pre-school department at Flying Start @ Helston, have been creating some exciting healthy snacks at cooking club…

They had lots of fruit like grapes, melon, raspberries, oranges and blueberries, and they made them into fruit skewers! They particularly liked how colourful they looked!

The children cut up the fruit themselves and then carefully put them through the skewer stick – using all their concentration skills.

What a great healthy snack!