Flying Start @ Saltash Toddlers Do Cooking Club!

Flying Start @ Saltash Toddlers Do Cooking Club!

The toddler department at Flying Start @ Saltash have been using their top baking skills as part of cooking club, where they made dairy free biscuits, so that all the children were able to eat them when they where cooked!

The children all helped to weigh out the ingredients, pour them into the bowl, and each have a turn at stirring the mixture…

Then a member of staff rolled out the mixture and the children each cut out the shapes and placed the biscuits onto the tray for a member of staff to put them into the oven to be cooked!

And of course, once they were cooled, everybody got to try them or take them home!

Delicious – well done Saltash!

Flying Start @ Saltash Explore Construction Activities!

Flying Start @ Saltash Explore Construction Activities! 

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Saltash have been having exploring construction activities… they have a new construction role-play area that they’ve really been enjoying playing in!

Meanwhile, in the construction role play area they have been building with different size blocks and wearing high vis jackets and planning their builds!

Great work, Saltash!

Flying Start @ Saltash Have A Special Visit From Santa!

Flying Start @ Saltash Have A Special Visit From Santa!

Flying Start @ Saltash have been wearing their Christmas jumpers into nursery, and feeling very festive!

They even had a special visit from Father Christmas this week… all the children were so excited to see him, and very well behaved!

He spoke to every child and gave them each a present!

A huge thank you also to all the parents & families who have made a visit to the St Nicholas and St Faith church to see the Flying Start Christmas tree this year! It looks wonderful!

Flying Start @ Saltash Make Snowman Arts & Crafts!

Flying Start @ Saltash Make Snowman Arts & Crafts!

Flying Start @ Saltash have been making snowman pictures, as part of their festive fun activities!

They’ve been sticking on buttons, noses, and adding scarves to their snowmen!

Look how fantastic they look – and such brilliant concentration!

Flying Start @ Saltash Is Graded GOOD In All Areas By OFSTED!!

Flying Start @ Saltash Is Graded GOOD In All Areas By OFSTED!! 
We are delighted to announce that… Flying Start @ Saltash have been graded GOOD in all areas by Ofsted!! A huge congratulations to our wonderful staff team at Saltash, led by manager Amy Maher!
Amy has been a very long-standing member of staff at Flying Start, but only a manger for 18 months – what a brilliant achievement!
 
Highlights from the report included:
Staff were praised for promoting children’s health & wellbeing and meeting individual needs well!
Staff were found to teach children about emotions, feelings and consequences of their behaviour, whilst providing effective challenges to their learning, and engaging their interests well!
Children were observed to enjoy being at nursery, and to feel secure!
The inspector was pleased to see children playing well together, cooperating, and having good manners – whilst having lots of fun and showing fascination, as they make good progress and get a ‘Flying Start’ to school!!
Well done to the Amy & the brilliant team at Flying Start @ Saltash!

Flying Start @ Duchy & Saltash Make Natural Forest Paintings!

Flying Start @ Duchy & Saltash Make Natural Forest Paintings!

Flying Start @ Saltash have been visiting the Flying Start @ Duchy nursery to join in with Forest School activities!

This week, they collected natural materials whilst they were out and about in the forest…

Then they went back to nursery to do some mark-making…they mixed together some paint and then started to create!

They splodged, stamped and rolled their materials around to make lovely pictures!

Well done Duchy and Saltash – what a great activity to do together, and use the natural environment!

Flying Start @ Saltash Practise Their Balancing Skills!

Flying Start @ Saltash Practise Their Balancing Skills!

The children at Flying Start @ Saltash have been practising their balancing skills, by walking carefully on planks with and without help!

They’ve been constructing all different obstacle course runs inside, using their blocks and planks.

And also setting up ramps and courses in the garden with the blocks and tyres!

  

The children have been really enjoying seeing their progress with their balancing skills – just look at the concentration on their faces!

Flying Start @ Saltash Toddlers Enjoy Gym Club On The Sports Field!

Flying Start @ Saltash Toddlers Enjoy Gym Club On The Sports Field!

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Saltash have been wrapping up in their coats, and getting out in the fresh air, on the sports field!

They’ve been doing lots of fun physical activity including running. jumping, kicking the ball, and hoop games!

As well as being great fun, it is a great way for the children to practice and improve their coordination skills, and be physically active!

Flying Start @ Saltash Explore Autumn!

Flying Start @ Saltash Explore Autumn!

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Saltash have been exploring lots of autumnal activities, as their learning theme is Autumn this half term!

The children have been looking at all the changes with the leaves and the trees, and they collected items from the garden to add to their small world play!

They then used some of the leaves they found on a walk to do some beautiful leaf rubbings!

What lovely autumnal fun at Flying Start @ Saltash!

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

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

Flying Start @ Saltash have been visiting the Flying Start @ Duchy nursery, who are on the beautiful Royal College campus with a huge forest… to join together for weekly Forest School sessions!

The children have really enjoyed making new friends, and going on lots of forest school adventures together…

One of their favourite activities has been using clay and natural resources to make faces!

The children all carefully selected which tree they were going to stick their clay on, then started to mould it…

They then found leaves, sticks and other natural items around the forest to create the features!

Fantastic work Saltash & Duchy!