Flying Start @ Camborne Visit Local Residential Home!

Flying Start @ Camborne Visit Local Residential Home!
The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Camborne enjoyed their weekly visit to their local residential home!
 
On this visit, the children painted pictures with the residents!
The residents were delighted to see the children as always, and some even decided to pick up a paintbrush themselves…
 
One pre-schooler helped one of the residents to paint a picture by holding the paper for them and adding paint to the paintbrush for them…
…how lovely to see such thoughtful teamwork!

Flying Start Nurseries Sign National Mental Health Manifesto

Flying Start Nurseries Sign National Mental Health Manifesto
Today is the beginning of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and Sharon Cowburn, Director of Flying Start Nurseries, proudly signed the ‘Where’s Your Head At’ Manifesto.
 
This is a national document that all businesses are being invited to sign, and it shows a company’s commitment to mental health awareness, and creating a mentally healthy workplace.
 
Read more about the manifesto here: http://www.wheresyourheadat.org/manifesto/
 
The ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ campaign is calling for a working world where mental health is supported and protected. A world where wellbeing is at the heart of all we do, and where businesses have employees trained in Mental Health First Aid.
 
Flying Start Nurseries is proud to have trained their senior management in Mental Health First Aid, and making an ongoing commitment to wellbeing in the workplace.
 

Flying Start @ Camborne Celebrate Flying Start’s 26th Birthday!

Flying Start @ Camborne Celebrate Flying Start’s 26th Birthday!
The whole nursery at Flying Start @ Camborne had a great time celebrating Flora’s 26th Birthday last week! 🎉
 
They invited parents & families to come and join the celebrations, and they all had great fun dancing with balloons, card making, and garden fun!
Look how beautiful the garden looks with the decorations, and some of the children wore their party clothes too!
 
Everybody sat together at snack time and enjoyed some birthday cakes and then had a party food lunch… delicious!
 
A huge thank you to all the parents & families who came and joined the celebrations!

Flying Start Nurseries Celebrates 26 Years!

Flying Start Nurseries Celebrates 26 Years!
We are delighted to celebrate that Flying Start Nurseries turns 26 years old today!!🎉
Sharon & Steve Cowburn would like to express a huge thank you to all the staff, families, and children who have been a part of Flying Start over the years, and who join them today in celebrating 26 years!

 
A particularly special mention goes to the amazing staff members who have worked for Flying Start for the whole 26 years, or were original staff who have returned to the company! And also to members of staff who were previously children in the nursery – wow!!
 
Today and throughout this week, the nurseries will be celebrating the nursery anniversary – and the birthday of the little girl in our logo who we call Flora!
 
Here is to many more years of providing a ‘Flying Start to lifelong learning’!
 

Flying Start @ Camborne Celebrate St. Georges Day!

Flying Start @ Camborne Celebrate St. Georges Day!
The children at Flying Start @ Camborne have been celebrating St Georges Day!
 
The children have been learning all about St George and making flags… They used glue, red tissue paper and red crayons to make their amazing creations!
Just look at their wonderful concentration & creativity!
 

Flying Start @ Camborne Make Large Garden Art!

Flying Start @ Camborne Make Large Garden Art!
Wow, look at this amazing tie-dye masterpiece that Flying Start @ Camborne have been making in their nursery garden!
 
They decided to go outdoors and make a large piece of garden art… so they hung up a large white sheet with elastic bands along the fence, and bunched it in sections…
 
Then the children got their spray bottles filled with beautiful colours, and got to spray the sheet all over to make beautiful patterns!
 
They will undo it once it is all dry to see the amazing tie-dye patterns…
What fantastic creativity! 🌈

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Babies Do Outdoor Painting!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Babies Do Outdoor Painting!
The babies at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been getting messy with painting outdoors!
 
They got suited up in their wellie boots and waterproof overalls to get fully stuck in, and have fun with the paint in all different ways…
 
…they used paintbrushes, their hands, and even their wellie boots to create some amazing springtime big art!
 
The children really loved exploring the paint using their senses and creative, and they especially enjoyed mixing the colours together and seeing the effects!
Great creativity & exploring, Cornwall College!

Flying Start @ Camborne Do Floating & Sinking Experiments!

Flying Start @ Camborne Do Floating & Sinking Experiments!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Camborne have been experimenting with floating and sinking!

 

 

They collected a variety of objects from around nursery and then put then in a bowl of water to see if they sunk to the bottom of the bowl or floated on top of the water… they all gathered round and watched each one!

 

 

The children then made some boats out of plastic cups and straws to take home and see if they would float or sink in their sinks or baths at home!

 

 

What an exciting way to learn about some science!

Flying Start Nurseries Win Silver Award For Healthy Workplaces!

Flying Start Nurseries Win Silver Award For Healthy Workplaces!
Flying Start Nurseries are delighted to win the Silver Award for Healthy Workplaces, in the first year of attempting this award!
 
Flying Start were particularly recognised for:
 
 Wellbeing wall and wellbeing boxes for staff to access which include magazines, colouring and puzzle books
 Staff away day, including beach games
 Ensuring staff can talk openly about their mental health
 Training 38 members of staff in Level 2 Mental Health Awareness
 Training all Senior Staff in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
  The CEO is a qualified MHFA trainer
 
The whole company is delighted to gain this Healthy Workplace Award, and all staff will continue to focus on the physical and mental health of their colleagues and all of the children!

Flying Start @ Camborne Do Colour Experiments!

Flying Start @ Camborne Do Colour Experiments!
The children in the pre-school department at Flying Start @ Camborne have been doing science experiments this week!
 
They have been experimenting with milk and lots of different food colourings in containers, adding them and watching the colour concoctions…
 
Then they added cotton wool balls with soap on, and made a marble effect pattern as the colours were mixing!
 
Later, they did experiments with different cups and whether they could transfer the colours into each cup!
 
Great experimenting guys!