Flying Start @ Marjon Splash In The Garden!

Flying Start @ Marjon Splash In The Garden!
It’s been really warm weather, and at Flying Start @ Marjon they have been exploring water play in the garden to keep themselves cool!
   
 
They popped on their sun-cream before heading out into the garden, and then headed outside to have a go on the water slides and exploring in the water play areas, set up by the staff team!
 
The children really enjoyed splashing in the water and using
different items to fill the tray with more water…
 
But the absolute favourite was sliding down the slides into the trays of water… splash!
 
They took it in turns on the slippery slides, and took care…but made big splashes too!
Great fun had by all, and a great way to keep cool in the weather!

Flying Start @ Marjon Make Paint From Natural Resources!

Flying Start @ Marjon Make Paint From Natural Resources!

This week, the children at Flying Start @ Marjon have had a go at making paint using natural resources!

 

The children started by practising their cutting skills using scissors to cut grass and flowers they found around the garden…

 

 

Then they put these into a pestle and mortar and crushed them all up…

 

..before adding water and flour to thicken the mixture, to create a natural paint!

 

 

 

The children really enjoyed this activity and loved adding different ingredients to their paint including mud and parsley!

 

 

 

They then used this paint with paint brushes or plants to create their own art work with some of the children painting the Gruffalo from their current story, whilst others painted horses and dinosaurs!

 

 

Flying Start @ Marjon Have Forest Fun In The Rain!

Flying Start @ Marjon Have Forest Fun In The Rain!
The rain doesn’t stop the outdoor fun at Flying Start nurseries…
 
In fact, Flying Start @ Marjon had lots of fun out in the rain this week!
 
The babies got into their rainproof all in ones and went down to the forest…
    
They explored mark making, as well as seeing if they could challenge themselves and climb on the towers, and go through the tyre tunnels!
 
As you can see, the children were very proud of their rainy day achievements!

Flying Start @ Marjon Win A Top 20 Nursery Award!

Flying Start @ Marjon Win A Top 20 Nursery Award!

After our announcement that Flying Start Nurseries have been awarded a Top 20 Nursery Group Award, the good news doesn’t stop there…

 

Flying Start @ Marjon have won an extra award from daynurseries.co.uk, for being a TOP 20 NURSERY! 🎉🎉

 

A huge well done to the whole Marjon nursery team, for the wonderful care & learning they provide for all the children – we are so proud they have won this amazing accolade!

They have a review score of 9.9 out of 10 on the site – wow! 🎉 And they are one of the top-rated nurseries in Plymouth, and Devon!👏

 

 

 

We are so delighted and proud to win this award on top of our whole company award – from daynurseries.co.uk! 

 

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 @ Marjon Explore Water Play!

Flying Start @ Marjon Explore Water Play!
The children at Flying Start @ Marjon have been enjoying the sunshine this week, and exploring some water play!
 
They have been exploring pouring and filling, making ‘gruffalo tea’…
…investigating the different marks they could make using brushes and water on the floor…
… on the outdoor chalkboards…
…and on the fences outside too!
Great exploring of mark-making, and enjoying the benefits of being outdoors too!

Flying Start @ Marjon Do Japanese Art Outdoors!

Flying Start @ Marjon Do Japanese Art Outdoors!
Hapa Zome is a Japanese art activity meaning leaf-dye, which involves pounding plants including grasses and flowers to release their natural colour pigment… and Flying Start @ Marjon have been giving it a go!
 
They invited parents and families to come into nursery to join in, and have a go at ‘Hapa Zome’ too, and the staff team set up all the tools outside in the nursery garden!
The children used plants, berries, petals, and water to make the beautiful colours on pieces of material, and create their own works of art!
The children really enjoyed getting stuck in and creative – and especially using the mallets!

What wonderful creativity – and a chance to try out art styles & traditions from around the world!

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 @ Marjon Explore Farm Shop Role Play!

Flying Start @ Marjon Explore Farm Shop Role Play!

 

The staff at Flying Start @ Marjon have created a wonderful role play area for the children to explore, of a farm shop and potting station!

 

This is a fantastic chance for the children to explore the idea of planting and growing produce, whilst also exploring the role play of a shop environment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The children have also got involved with some planting of their own with soil in tyres – they have really enjoyed getting stuck in and messy, using the rakes and trowels!

 

 

 

 

 

 

What amazing fun exploring, gardening, and role-playing!

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’!