Flying Start @ Helston Go To A Parade!

Flying Start @ Helston Go To A Parade!
Flying Start @ Helston went into the local town last week for Helston’s Freedom Parade!
 
The children watched the sailors and personnel from Culdrose celebrate their rights, marching through the town with their swords drawn!
 
The children really enjoyed the music the band was playing although it was very loud!
And there was a very exciting atmosphere in the town centre!

Flying Start @ Helston Do Role Play Camping!

Flying Start @ Helston Do Role Play Camping!

Lots of the children at Flying Start @ Helston have been talking all about how they are going camping in the summer, so the nursery team decided to make a campfire role play in the garden!

 

They have made a tent and filled it with pillows and books about camping, a pretend fire with to toast marshmallows over…

…camping chairs, and some utensils for the children to ‘cook’ their dinner on!

 

 

The children from across all ages at the nursery have been really enjoying going camping in the nursery garden!

Flying Start @ Helston Pre-Schoolers Cool Off In Paddling Pool!

Flying Start @ Helston Pre-Schoolers Cool Off In Paddling Pool!

The pre-schoolers at Flying Start @ Helston have been cooling down in this hot summer weather by going for a dip!

 

 

They took off their shoes and socks and went for a splash in the paddling pool, that the nursery team set up in the garden with refreshing cold water in it!

 

 

 

This led on to a conversation about beach safety and how we should be very careful when going swimming in the sea.

Flying Start @ Helston Make Sensory Bottles!

Flying Start @ Helston Make Sensory Bottles!
The toddlers at Flying Start @ Helston have been making new sensory shaker bottles!
 
They experimented by adding different things into the bottles, including glitter and sea shells!
 
Then they sealed them up, gave them a good shake up…
…and have put them in their beach role play area!

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 @ Helston Do Some Planting & Growing!

Flying Start @ Helston Do Some Planting & Growing!
This week, the toddlers at Flying Start @ Helston have been learning about planting and growing, and about what plants need to grow!
 
The children have had lots of fun out in the nursery garden, where they have been using their gardening tools…
planting some seeds…
…and watching them grow!
The children are really excited to see the progress of their plants as they grow!

Flying Start @ Helston Do Science Experiments!

Flying Start @ Helston Do Science Experiments!
The pre-schoolers at Flying Start @ Helson have been exploring changing colours with some science experiments!
 
They added some water and food colouring to some pots and mixed it up…
…and then they added some white tissue paper to see if the colour of the paper will change… and as if by magic, it did!!
 
Not stopping there as the children were on a science mission to explore colour… so they set up another exciting experiment with flowers in coloured water!
The children are so excited to see the results, and have been carefully observing for any changes!

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 @ Helston Celebrate Flora Day!

Flying Start @ Helston Celebrate Flora Day!
On Wednesday, Flying Start @ Helston celebrated the annual highlight of the year for Helston town… Flora Day!
The children and staff went into town to watch the children’s dance and the midday dance through the town…
…and to look at all the shops that had been decorated with bluebells and greenery!
Such a wonderful atmosphere, and the children had lots of fun, especially listening to the big band!
 
Then they all came back to nursery and had a Cornish Pasty for a special lunch… delicious!

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’!