Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Do Plant To Plate!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Do Plant To Plate!
The toddlers at Flying Start @ Cornwall College recently went to buy vegetable bulbs in the local community, to bring back, plant, and grow in the nursery environment!
 
The children have been really enjoying having gardening sessions involving growth, measuring, and healthy eating! And they’ve been closely monitoring the growth of the vegetables over the whole term…
 
Then this week, they dug them up and created a potato salad for cooking club to eat at snack time – delicious!
What great work seeing the plant to plate process all the way through, and eating lovely fresh vegetables!

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 @ Cornwall College Celebrate Flora’s Birthday!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Celebrate Flora’s Birthday!
Flying Start @ Cornwall College celebrated Flora’s birthday (the little girl in our logo flying her kite!) – and 26 years of Flying Start Nurseries – by getting creative!
 
They made party hats, did some dancing and played musical games, and made a huge birthday card for Flora…
 
Meanwhile, the babies got really messy, and had great fun creating and decorating huge Flora flags with blue paint!
 
Then all the children enjoyed a delicious party tea, with the nursery decorated with their wonderful work… Happy Birthday Flora & Flying Start!

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 @ Cornwall College Experiment!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Experiment!

 

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been taking part in an exciting science experiment this week!

 

 

With the new theme being ‘Spring’, the children have been exploring colours, and how colours can change… They did an experiment with skittles and water to explore this!

 

The children placed the skittles on a plate, then carefully tipped some water on top. They were fascinated with how the colours started to run and mix together!

 

The pre schoolers pointed out how it looked like “a circle rainbow”.

 

 

Then they continued with their Spring theme, and did some beautiful paintings, using lovely bright colours to paint daffodils!

 

 

What wonderful spring-themed activities, well done!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Host Mothers Day Tea Party!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Host Mothers Day Tea Party!
Flying Start @ Cornwall College toddlers held a very special Mothers Day Tea Party, which they combined with celebrating the 50th birthday of one of their favourite story books… ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’!
 
The toddlers were joined lots of special mums, grandmas, and auntys, to celebrate with an afternoon tea party in the nursery garden!
 
The adults and children all enjoyed some lovely sunshine as they celebrated outdoors!
They had a delicious caterpillar cake and the toddlers even
decorated their own butterfly buns!
A huge thank you to all the ladies who came along to join the tea party – and well done to the staff, what a lovely way to celebrate Mother’s Day for all the leading ladies in the children’s lives!

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 @ Cornwall College Celebrate Holi Festival!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Celebrate Holi Festival!
The toddlers at Flying Start @ Cornwall College had a blast celebrating Holi – the Festival of Colour celebrated in India!
 
The nursery welcomed parents to come and join in the brightly coloured fun too!
 
They held a huge outdoor activity with parents, with lots of fun and learning! Everyone joined in, and played and explored with the coloured paints, using trial and error to see what worked the best!
They used car tracks, spray bottles, paint flicking, and even paint balloons!
 
Just look at these wonderful photos – what great fun, and a huge thank you to all the parents & carers who came to join in!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College celebrated St. Piran’s Day!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College celebrated St. Piran’s Day!  
 
They had a very special visit from Steve Heller from Prima Bakery, who is a pre-school dad!
 
With donations from Prima Bakery, the children put their culinary skills to the test, chopping vegetables and rolling out pastry to make some scrummy homemade pasties! Once they had gone off in the oven with the grown-ups helping, the children got to tuck in and share them!
 
The children and staff also wore black and white outfits, like the St. Pirans flag!
 
We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the patron saint of Cornwall!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College’s Baby Garden Grows!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College’s Babies Welcome Spring…

The babies at Cornwall College are hoping this sunny weather is the start of Spring, they have embraced it by starting to get their garden ready for lots of fun and exploration not just wet weather play!

After exploring lots of nature based activities on their weekly forest schools, the babies have been showing an interest in leaves, plants and things that are growing.

So they brought this into the garden, digging soil and planting some herbs. Although scooping the soil was a little tricky they managed it with baby sized scoops!

After lots of smelling of the herbs, they gave them a little water and now must remember to do that little and often to help them grow.

The babies have also enjoyed some picnic snacks and taking the inside out, to freshen up the garden and spend some time in the fresh air!