Flying Start @ Saltash Have A Special Police Visit!

Flying Start @ Saltash Have A Special Police Visit!

Flying Start @ Saltash had a very special visit this week… from the police!

The police officer came to the nursery to meet all the children, tell them about her job, and tell them how the police help people in lots of different ways!

The children were so fascinated and listened really well!

Then they got to go outside & explore the police van, and the police officer even turned the sirens on for the children to hear!

And the children even got a goody bag to take home! What a brilliant visit that taught the children lots, a huge thank you to the local police force for coming to the nursery.

Flying Start @ Saltash Build Ball Shoot In The Garden!

Flying Start @ Saltash Build Ball Shoot In The Garden!

 

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Saltash have been exploring loose parts and made a ball shoot in the nursery garden!

They explored different ways to make the ball go faster and slower, and had great fun taking turns!

What great work constructing and experimenting!

Flying Start @ Saltash Make A Den In The Garden!

Flying Start @ Saltash Make A Den In The Garden!

The pre-schoolers at Flying Start @ Saltash have been busy making a den out in the garden this week!

They tied three large poles together, using teamwork (and a little bit of help from the nursery nurses!)  and then covered it with a large sheet to give them some shelter and shade!

They then added some bunting and some lights to make it look pretty!

They have had great fun playing in their den, and have enjoyed using it as part of their role play too!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do Large Scale Mark-Making!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do Large Scale Mark-Making!

The babies and toddlers at Flying Start @ Saltash have been enjoying doing some large scale artwork this week…

They have been using chalks to draw and make marks on the floors!

They were very excited at getting to draw everywhere they could find on the floor, and all added their own drawings to the masterpiece!

They had great fun and used all the space that was available to them to be creative!

Flying Start @ Saltash Babies & Toddlers Do Painting With Cars!

Flying Start @ Saltash Babies & Toddlers Do Painting With Cars!

Carrying on from the trains and transport theme that the toddlers were exploring, they have been doing some car painting, with the older babies!

The children put their aprons on and then got stuck in with brightly coloured paints… moving their cars through the paint looking at the different tyre marks that were left behind!

The younger babies used the paint to explore using their hands feeling the different paste texture and making marks on their trays!

Flying Start @ Saltash Babies Explore Goop!

Flying Start @ Saltash Babies Explore Goop!

The babies and young toddlers at Flying Start @ Saltash have been exploring trays of goop…

 

They’ve been pretending it is the ocean and driving their toy boats and getting their sea animals to swim in it!

 

They’ve also been getting stuck in, and enjoying the sensory experience on their hands!

 

Great exploration!

Flying Start @ Saltash Babies & Toddlers Explore Sand Tray!

Flying Start @ Saltash Babies & Toddlers Explore Sand Tray!

The babies and toddlers at Flying Start @ Saltash have been enjoying exploring in the sand tray…

They have been digging, filling containers, and pouring…

…And even making dinner for their dolls!

Great play and exploration in the sand!

Flying Start @ Saltash Pre-Schoolers Get Creative Mixing Paints!

Flying Start @ Saltash Pre-Schoolers Get Creative Mixing Paints!

 

Flying Start @ Saltash pre-schoolers have been getting creative, and mixing up their own shades of paint!

 

 

Here are the artists at work… perfecting the consistency of their paint, and the shade they want!

 

 

 

Then they painted some beautiful pictures with their custom made paint, and painted some plant pots ready to use next week…

 

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 @ Saltash Holiday Club Do Lego Challenge!

Flying Start @ Saltash Holiday Club Do Lego Challenge!

The holiday club at Flying Start @ Saltash have spent their first week of the summer holidays joining in with lots of games and activities, and having lots of fun!

They are taking part in the ’30 day Lego challenge’ and 30 day creativity challenge!

In the Lego challenge, they have built things from rollercoasters to transport…

…And in the creativity challenge, they have designed clothes!

Well done holiday club!