Flying Start @ Penryn Think About Feelings For Mental Health Awareness Week!

Flying Start @ Penryn Think About Feelings For Mental Health Awareness Week!
For Mental Health Awareness Week 2017, Flying Start @ Penryn have made a wonderful display in the pre-school department…
The display has the pre-schooler’s photos and their names, along with different emotion cards. In the morning, when they are sitting down and filling in the register, the key-workers are asking the children how they are feeling, and the children go and place an emotion card next to their name!
If one of the children has picked up a sad emotion card, then a key-worker will ask about how they can all help that child to feel a bit happier today, and they will all think of things that can help them to smile!
Fantastic work, Penryn!

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 @ Penryn Make Chocolate Nests!

Flying Start @ Penryn Make Chocolate Nests!

Flying Start @ Penryn have been getting involved in Easter fun, and baking some delicious chocolate nests!

The children have been carefully mixing shredded wheat, chocolate, and all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl…

Spooning them into bun cases…

…And making some delicious nests to eat & take home!!

Flying Start @ Penryn Have Exciting Egg Hunt!

Flying Start @ Penryn Have Exciting Egg Hunt!

The children at Flying Start @ Penryn have been having ‘egg-cellent’ Easter fun at nursery!

As well as doing some delicious baking, the children have been getting out in the garden for an Easter egg hunt!

As well as all the excitement as the children looked high and low, and all around all of the garden, to find the eggs…

…There were also extra prizes up for grabs!

Look at those big smiles!

    Happy Easter to all!

Flying Start @ Penryn After School Club Plant Herbs!

Flying Start @ Penryn After School Club Plant Herbs!

The after schoolers at Flying Start @ Penryn have been planting the seeds for herbs into lots of plant pot trays, filling them with soil, watering them, and carefully labelling sticks for the pots!

The children have been really enjoying looking after the plants, which they are growing for the garden…

Great teamwork, Penryn after schoolers!

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 Annual Staff Training Day!

Flying Start Annual Staff Training Day!

Thank you to all of our parents for your patience with the annual staff training day on Monday 27th March – as a company, we really value the opportunity to bring all of our staff together & develop new skills as childcare professionals!

Take a look at these great photos of all of our wonderful staff competing in the ‘Grand Team Challenge’ on the astroturf!

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It was hotly contested by Marjon and Redruth staff teams, but in the end the Cornwall College team were victorious!!!

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Some of our staff did training workshops on Forest School and outdoor learning… this is something we’re really passionate about at Flying Start!

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Another great highlight from our annual company Training Day, was ‘The Tinkering Workshop’ where staff were introduced to new award-winning woodwork kits for young children!!

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The creators of the product came all the way to our training day to give the workshops, and teach staff how to use these great new kits… Our staff are now all very excited to roll this out with the children across our nurseries!!

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Our cooks from every nursery were challenged to make a cream tea for over 100 members of staff… and excelled with a huge delicious spread!!

And at the end of the day, we had our much awaited annual awards…

Congratulations to FLYING START @ CORNWALL COLLEGE for winning TEAM OF THE YEAR!!! 

Thank you to all our staff for their enthusiasm and dedication to constantly improving their skillsets as education professionals, and thank you to all of our parents for their patience with our nursery closure!

Flying Start @ Penryn Go On A Mini-Beast Hunt!

Flying Start @ Penryn Go On A Mini-Beast Hunt!

The Toddler and Pre-school departments at Flying Start @ Penryn joined together to go on a mini-beast hunt in the garden!

Equipped with their spades, rakes, buckets, and magnifying glasses, the children set off to eagerly search the flower beds and see what they could find…

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They found all sorts of mini-beasts, and once they had put them back safely, they were excited to share and draw what they had found!

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Flying Start @ Penryn Celebrate St.Piran’s Day!

Flying Start @ Penryn Celebrate St.Piran’s Day!

Flying Start @ Penryn have been exploring our Cornish heritage, and celebrating St.Piran’s day!

The children have made their own St.Piran’s flags to wave…

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And then the children got stuck into a special cookery session making Cornish pasties!

They carefully rolled out their pastry using rolling pins, and then filled their pasties up with lots of vegetables, with the help of the staff who then put them in the oven… and later they got to try their delicious pasties!

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Yum! Great work, Penryn!