Flying Start @ Marjon Develop Their Creative Skills!

Flying Start @ Marjon Develop Their Creative Skills!

Over the last couple of weeks, the children at Flying Start @ Marjon have been developing their creative skills across the setting!

Firstly, the children have been creating some large scale leaf printing, making marks in flour and some bubble wrap painting.

The children loved using their whole bodies to make marks and being able to really express themselves!

And now, they have then all been joining in to make a tree for their display!

The creativity is flowing at Flying Start @ Marjon!

Flying Start @ Marjon Pre-Schoolers Do Bug Hunting!

Flying Start @ Marjon Pre-Schoolers Do Bug Hunting!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Marjon have been doing bug hunting in their new role play area!

They’ve been matching up all the mini beasts on their sheets, to the ones they can find!

  

Great work, Marjon!

Flying Start @ Marjon Host Special Workshop Just For Dads!

Flying Start @ Marjon Host Special Workshop Just For Dads!

The Dads at Flying Start @ Marjon were invited for a special stay & play workshop with their child! The theme was all around ‘building’ and there was an amazing turnout!

Together, the children and their Dads did loads of exciting activities!

They created structures using spaghetti and pasta…

…made vehicles out of cardboard and did some colouring…

  …got messy with sensory materials and paint…

…as well as seeing who could build the biggest tower!

They also went down to the adventure hut to see what fun construction items they could find there too!

A huge thank you to all the Dads who came along – and well done to the Marjon staff team for putting on such a fun and engaging event!

Flying Start @ Marjon Pre-School Explore Autumn With Forest School!

Flying Start @ Marjon Pre-School Explore Autumn With Forest School!

The pre-schoolers at Flying Start @ Marjon have been putting on their coats and wellies, and getting out and about for Forest School!

They’ve been enjoying seeing all the changes as it becomes autumn…

And they’ve been thinking about climbing and travelling across tricky obstacles, and into small spaces!

 

Great work, Marjon!

Flying Start @ Marjon Do Indoor-Outdoor Arts & Crafts!

Flying Start @ Marjon Do Indoor-Outdoor Arts & Crafts!

The pre-schoolers at Flying Start @ Marjon have been using their Shepherd’s Hut as the base for some exciting arts and crafts…

First, they’ve gone out for a walk around the woods to find lots of exciting materials including leaves, conkers, acorns and sticks!

 

 

Then they’ve been heading back to the adventure hut to make rubbings, draw pictures, make collages, and create special pieces of art!

Flying Start @ Marjon Explore Their New Shepherd’s Hut!

Flying Start @ Marjon Explore Their New Shepherd’s Hut!

Flying Start @ Marjon have been having a great time recently, exploring their brand new Shepherds Hut… a state of the art learning facility!

The Shepherds Hut provides an amazing opportunity for indoor-outdoor learning, and the children have been enjoying looking at & drawing lots of natural objects!

And they’ve also been getting creative and doing leaf rubbings and observations drawings!

What great photos of the children having a fab time exploring and playing in the Shepherds Hut!

Flying Start @ Marjon Have A Visit From The Fire Brigade!

Flying Start @ Marjon Have A Visit From The Fire Brigade!
Flying Start @ Marjon have a very exciting visit from the local fire brigade, as it is really important that the children know all about what our amazing firefighters do.
The children had a great time trying on the firefighter’s helmets…
…learning about the fire engine and all the equipment stored away in it…
… and both the staff & the children had a go at blasting the large water hose!
A huge thank you to the local firefighters in Plymouth for coming to visit the nursery, and teaching everybody so much!

Flying Start @ Marjon Welcome New Shepherds Hut!!

Flying Start @ Marjon Welcome New Shepherds Hut!!

It was a very exciting day at Flying Start @ Marjon… as our new Shepherd Hut arrived!!

The children and staff all watched with great excitement as it was delivered into the garden…

The new Shepherd Hut can accommodate 8 toddlers or pre-school childrenas an amazing outdoor classroom and base for Forest School!

We are incredibly excited about our amazing new facility – and all the outdoor/indoor learning this will facilitate!

Flying Start Managers Go On Annual Away Day!

Flying Start Managers Go On Annual Away Day!

The Managers from all of our Flying Start Nurseries got together in Wadebridge for their annual Away Day!

This is a chance for all the managers to train together, enhance and improve areas of their professional practice, and get creative with trying a new skill or activity…

This year, they did a sculpting workshop with acclaimed local sculptor Richard Austin.

They all got stuck in and had a go at crafting these fantastic big clay heads!

Thank you to Richard for the expertise during the workshop, and well done to our managers for their amazing efforts. Thank you also to all our customers and families, for understanding the importance of our annual training day – so that our managers can inspire and lead!

Flying Start Team Leaders Train & Get Creative on Annual Away Day!

Flying Start Team Leaders Train & Get Creative on Annual Away Day!

The Team Leaders from all of our Flying Start nurseries had a great time on their Annual Away Day… it is a chance for all of our team leaders to get together and train, develop and enhance their practice, as well as try something new or creative!

The Team Leaders got the opportunity to work with local artist Charlie Pollard to explore print techniques, and get creative!

It was a great day of learning and discovery for all – which they will be bringing back to their nurseries to cascade and inspire others!