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 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 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 Nurseries close for the holidays!

Flying Start Nurseries close for the holidays!

We can now announce that Flying Start Nurseries are closed for the winter holidays!

A huge thank you to our brilliant staff teams across all of our nurseries, for all your hard work and enthusiasm!

 

We hope all of our children enjoy opening their Christmas presents from Father Christmas on his nursery visits!

We wish you all a very happy holidays, and we will re-open in the New Year on the 2nd January!

Flying Start @ Helston Make Their Own Didgeridoos!

Flying Start @ Helston Make Their Own Didgeridoos!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Helston have been doing some exciting work exploring other cultures…

 

 

 

 

 

…as part of this work they have been learning about Australia, and made their own didgeridoos!

 

 

   

 

In brightly coloured paints, the children painted on lots of dotty patterns, and did some printing and stamping too, to make their didgeridoos look authentic…

And they were very proud of their finished instruments!

 

Don’t they look great!

And of course had a go at making a big noise down the tubes!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Celebrate Pre-School Graduation!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College Celebrate Pre-School Graduation!

Flying Start @ Cornwall College have been wishing a very fond farewell to their oldest pre-school children, who are moving up to big school!

They celebrated the day by holding a graduation ceremony! The children wore their graduation robes, and received their special certificates. There were over 100 guests there to watch so it was an amazing atmosphere too!

The children also sang some special songs, one that bought a tear to a few eyes! And there were some lovely tributes to the staff too, like the one below…

All of the staff at Flying Start @ Cornwall College would like to thank all the parents and families for sharing some special times with them over the past few years, and they have very happy memories with all of the children!

Good luck to all the leavers for their next chapter!

Flying Start @ Penryn Celebrate Pre-School Graduation!

Flying Start @ Penryn Celebrate Pre-School Graduation!

The pre-school department at Flying Start @ Penryn had a very special graduation day, to celebrate their oldest children who are leaving nursery to go to big school!

The nursery welcomed lots of parents, grandparents, and brothers and sisters, who came along to watch and celebrate the graduation too…

Everybody tucked in to a delicious picnic snack with some sandwiches, nibbles, and a very special celebratory  ginger bread cake!

They did some singing, and then the pre-schoolers graduated with lots of clapping!

Afterwards they had some photos taken of their special day!

 

The sunny nursery garden was packed, and a wonderful time was had by all!

Flying Start @ Penryn would like to wish their pre-school leavers the very best for the future, as they continue their journey of learning!

Flying Start @ Penryn Have Sports Day!

Flying Start @ Penryn Have Sports Day!

The whole nursery at Flying Start @ Penryn had a wonderful Sports Day, out on the nursery field!

 

They did lots of activities and races, including a sack race, egg and spoon race, running races and throwing a bean bag in a hoop!

Toddlers, Pre-school and even the older babies had lots of fun running in their races!

A wonderful day of friendly competition, fresh air, and fun for the whole nursery!

Flying Start @ Penryn Celebrate The World Cup By Exploring Sweden!

Flying Start @ Penryn Celebrate The World Cup By Exploring Sweden!

World Cup fever… to join in with the World Cup fun, each of our nurseries have been given a country from the final 8 football teams in a Flying Start sweepstake, to explore the food and culture of!

Flying Start @ Penryn were given Sweden in the world cup draw… They had a Swedish food tasting session of Swedish meatballs, and apple and cinnamon strudel!

The children also came into nursery in their sports kit and played a penalty shootout in the nursery garden! They split into two teams: England and Sweden, and tallied the scores on the wall!

They also painted the Swedish football kit onto huge pieces of paper – demonstrating great teamwork!

What great fun – well done Penryn!

Flying Start @ Helston Go On Boating Lake Trip!

Flying Start @ Helston Go On Boating Lake Trip!

To make the most of the summer weather, Flying Start @ Helston have been getting outside lots, and went on a fun trip to the boating lake!

The babies and pre-school children got ready to go with their sunhats and suncream, and then walked down to the boating lake…

There they had some snack and drank   lots of water as it was very warm, and then went to feed the ducks and swans!

Afterwards, they went in to the park and did some balancing, and had lots of fun whizzing down the slide!