Flying Start @ Cornwall College Explore Water Wall!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Explore Water Wall!
Wow, look at this water wall at Flying Start @ Cornwall College!
 
The pre-school children have been having great fun exploring and playing – especially in this lovely weather, being outdoors!
 
The children have been pouring coloured water through the funnels into the pipes, and watching the water run all the way through the pipes to the bucket at the end!
 
They can even change the direction of the pipes or guttering to change the way the water goes and where it ends up…
…remembering a bucket at the end to try to
avoid wet toes!
 
As you can see, it has been very popular, with lots of exploratory play going on!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Plant New Growing Area!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Plant New Growing Area!
The pre-school at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have a lovely new growing area in the nursery garden, and they’ve been working hard planting things in it!
 
The children have planted tomatoes, sunflowers and herbs, which they are going to look after and help grow…
 
They are hoping to use what they grow for creating scrummy food for their snacktimes!
A great project to see how food grows, and grow your own fresh ingredients – great for a healthy diet too!

Flying Start Nurseries Win Top 20 Nursery Group Award!

Flying Start Nurseries Win Top 20 Nursery Group Award!
Flying Start Nurseries have won a prestigious TOP 20 NURSERY GROUP AWARD from daynurseries.co.uk! 🎉🎉
 
We are absolutely delighted to be recognised as a top 20 nursery group for 2019!
 
A huge well done to all our staff teams and managers in each of our nurseries, for their commitment to giving every child a FLYING START to lifelong learning!! 🎈🎈🎈
 
Here is to another great year of childcare across Cornwall & Devon, by Flying Start Nurseries!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Babies Visit Heartlands!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Babies Visit Heartlands!

The babies at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been on a visit to Heartlands to play and explore in their community!

 

 

 

They had a really exciting time exploring the challenging wooden equipment in the park and overcame difficulties with support from the staff!

 

What great fun and exploring, and some lovely fresh air too!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Enjoy Forest School learning!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Toddlers Enjoy Forest School learning!

 

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been getting stuck in with some forest school sessions in their new outdoor learning classroom in their nursery garden!

They have begun by exploring natural resources and creating amazing clay birds nests!

 

They went on a special trip to their local garden centre to have a look at the birds houses as inspiration, and gathered sticks, stones and leaves on the way to help them make their own nests for the birds!

 

 

Then they set about crafting their birds nests… look at the brilliant concentration!

 

 

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!