Flying Start Managers & Team Leaders Attend Annual Away Day!

Flying Start Managers & Team Leaders Attend Annual Away Day!

 

At Flying Start, we pride ourselves on offering our staff extensive development opportunities. And one of the highlights of the calendar for our Managers and Team Leaders, is our Annual Away Day!

 

 

The Managers and Team Leaders from our nurseries across Cornwall and Plymouth came together for a day themed around ‘Healthy Workplace’.

 

 

 

They took part in a morning of workshop sessions that included developing 5 year forward plans, and innovative training sessions led by the Senior Team.

 

The staff will take their new learning back to their staff, to cascade to all of our nursery teams!

 

 

In the afternoon, it was time to head outside onto the beach and get active in the fresh air – an essential part of the Healthy Workplace initiative! They kicked off with a problem solving activity that demanded communication and lots of teamwork…

 

…And then enjoyed games of rounders and volleyball in teams! There was lots of encouragement, and lots of fun had by all!

 

 

They finished the day with a good old game of Tug Of War!

 

 

A huge thanks to the Senior Team for organising such a brilliant Away Day, and to all our Managers & Team Leaders for attending with such enthusiasm as always!

Flying Start @ Penryn Celebrate Pre-School Graduation!

Flying Start @ Penryn Celebrate Pre-School Graduation!

The pre-school department at Flying Start @ Penryn had a very special graduation day, to celebrate their oldest children who are leaving nursery to go to big school!

The nursery welcomed lots of parents, grandparents, and brothers and sisters, who came along to watch and celebrate the graduation too…

Everybody tucked in to a delicious picnic snack with some sandwiches, nibbles, and a very special celebratory  ginger bread cake!

They did some singing, and then the pre-schoolers graduated with lots of clapping!

Afterwards they had some photos taken of their special day!

 

The sunny nursery garden was packed, and a wonderful time was had by all!

Flying Start @ Penryn would like to wish their pre-school leavers the very best for the future, as they continue their journey of learning!

Flying Start @ Penryn Have Sports Day!

Flying Start @ Penryn Have Sports Day!

The whole nursery at Flying Start @ Penryn had a wonderful Sports Day, out on the nursery field!

 

They did lots of activities and races, including a sack race, egg and spoon race, running races and throwing a bean bag in a hoop!

Toddlers, Pre-school and even the older babies had lots of fun running in their races!

A wonderful day of friendly competition, fresh air, and fun for the whole nursery!

Flying Start @ Penryn Celebrate The World Cup By Exploring Sweden!

Flying Start @ Penryn Celebrate The World Cup By Exploring Sweden!

World Cup fever… to join in with the World Cup fun, 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 @ Penryn were given Sweden in the world cup draw… They had a Swedish food tasting session of Swedish meatballs, and apple and cinnamon strudel!

The children also came into nursery in their sports kit and played a penalty shootout in the nursery garden! They split into two teams: England and Sweden, and tallied the scores on the wall!

They also painted the Swedish football kit onto huge pieces of paper – demonstrating great teamwork!

What great fun – well done Penryn!

Flying Start @ Penryn After-Schoolers Do Woodwork!

Flying Start @ Penryn After-Schoolers Do Woodwork!

The after-school children at Flying Start @ Penryn have been really enjoying experimenting with the woodwork bench!

They donned all the protective gear to stay safe whilst getting stuck in with the tools and make some woodwork creations…

And then the after-schoolers helped support the pre-schoolers to join in & do some woodwork too!

Great work guys!

Flying Start @ Penryn Host Royal Wedding Garden Party!

Flying Start @ Penryn Host Royal Wedding Garden Party!

Flying Start @ Penryn celebrated the Royal Wedding in true style by inviting their parents and families to join them for a royal garden party! The children were preparing for it all week…

The pre-school children coloured in some lovely colouring pages of the union jack in red, blue and white!

Then they baked cupcakes, made their own crowns and wrote wedding invitations! The toddlers and babies also made crowns and decorated them!

They invited parents, carers, and grandparents to come along to the nursery to join their Royal tea party in the garden, and luckily the weather was beautiful!

     

They all enjoyed delicious sandwiches, scones with cream and jam, and a special cake!

And Harry and Meghan even made a special appearance…

Flying Start @ Penryn Have 25th Birthday Stay & Play!

Flying Start @ Penryn Have 25th Birthday Stay & Play!

Flying Start @ Penryn invited their parents, carers & families to join them for a special Stay & Play session… to celebrate Flying Start’s 25th Birthday!!

 

They did lots of fun party activities… they decorated party hats and iced delicious buns… and even danced around the maypole in the garden!

Then they had a yummy birthday party teatime with sandwiches and cakes!

In the run up to the birthday party, the children have been very busy painting a wonderful big birthday banner, and baking buns!!

What wonderful birthday fun at Flying Start @ Penryn!

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 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 @ Penryn Toddlers Have Teddy Bear Picnic!

Flying Start @ Penryn Toddlers Have Teddy Bear Picnic!

The toddler department at Flying Start @ Penryn hosted their very own teddy bear picnic in the toddler room!

The children all bought in their favourite teddies to nursery, and they sat down with their bear on the picnic rug, to enjoy a snack!

The toddlers absolutely loved this – and it was very exciting having all of their furry friends from home with them!