Flying Start @ Saltash Enjoy Water Play In The Sunshine!

Flying Start @ Saltash Enjoy Water Play In The Sunshine!
The children & staff at Flying Start @ Saltash have been enjoying the beautiful weather, and have been doing lots of play outside in the sunny garden…
The toddlers put their sun cream and sun hats on, and went outside to enjoy some large scale water play with their paddling pool!
The children especially enjoyed splashing in the paddling pool then filling up and pouring with all the cups and balls!
Looks like great fun, Saltash!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do Junk Modelling!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do Junk Modelling!

The children at Flying Start @ Saltash have been doing some junk modelling…

The children carefully selected their pots and tubs, and with the colourful threads provided, they made SPIDERS!

They used lots of skill and concentration to thread the legs through, and even added eyes!



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 @ Saltash Are Busy Building!

Flying Start @ Saltash Are Busy Building!

Flying Start @ Saltash have been busy building and constructing, inside and outdoors!

They’ve been exploring lots of different materials, and constructing a frame, as well as building themselves a boat – which they enjoyed playing in!

The children have really been enjoying exploring, getting stuck in & working with lots of different materials!

Great work, Saltash!

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 Nurseries Are Named In Top 15 Nurseries In Cornwall!!!

Flying Start Nurseries Are Named In Top 15 Nurseries In Cornwall!!! 


Our nurseries in Camborne, Cornwall College at Pool, Saltash, Duchy College @ Rosewarne, and Redruth all earned spots in the top 15!!!

And especially huge congratulations to Flying Start @ Camborne, who were crowned in 4th place for the whole of the county, with an incredible score of 9.8 out of 10!!!

This is all thanks to your wonderful reviews celebrating your nursery, and the members of staff that are giving your child a Flying Start!!

To view the full article, including some of our glowing parent testimonials, then click here:

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!


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


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!!


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!!



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 @ Saltash Have A Visit From The Ambulance Service!

Flying Start @ Saltash Have A Visit From The Ambulance Service!
The pre-school department at Flying Start @ Saltash have been focusing recently on ‘people who help us’ as their theme for learning…
As part of this theme, they had a very special visit from the ambulance service!
The children got to go inside the ambulance, and the paramedics even let the sirens off…
It was really loud and the children had to put their hands over their ears!
The paramedics then showed the children all of the items in their special first aid kit bags… the children even got to try on the oxygen masks, and had a go at putting bandages on each other!
The paramedics talked to the children all about their important job going to see people in emergencies when they’re hurt, and getting them safely to the hospital.
Thank you to the local paramedics for coming to visit the nursery, teaching and showing the children all about your important job helping people!

Flying Start @ Saltash Make Fresh Fruit Juice!

Flying Start @ Saltash Make Fresh Fruit Juice!
The toddlers at Flying Start @ Saltash have been exploring the fruits from the story-book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ -which they have been reading and enjoying!
They have been peeling and tasting lots of fruits, and they even squeezed oranges to make some juice!
The children noticed how strong the oranges smelt, and of course got to try it! Yum!