Flying Start @ Redruth Day Nursery Enjoy Outdoor Planting & Eating!

Flying Start @ Redruth Day Nursery Enjoy Outdoor Planting & Eating!
 
The day nursery at Flying Start @ Redruth have all been outside enjoying the lovely weather recently…
 
The bigger children have been busy planting peas to grow on their decking area! They have been using soil and trowels to plant them, and can’t wait to see how they grow…
 
Meanwhile, the babies have also been enjoying snacktime outside in their sunhats on the decking…
…soaking up the aroma of their herb garden – how lovely!
The whole nursery has really been enjoying taking their activities outside, and enjoying fresh air & the lovely weather!

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 @ Redruth Celebrate Nursery Birthday With Garden Party!

Flying Start @ Redruth Celebrate Nursery Birthday With Garden Party!
Flying Start @ Redruth celebrated Flying Start’s and Flora’s 26th birthday with a wonderful garden party!
 
 
They had lots of parents and families come to join in the birthday party fun, where they got stuck in with lots of outdoor play & gardening!
They planted radishes and even had a gardener from Kehellend come to help them too!
They made party crowns with flowers, played with herb
play-dough, had a go at hopscotch, did water painting with stems, and cooked lots of creations in their mud kitchen too!
 
After lots of playing, they all got together for a picnic snacktime… and a huge yummy birthday cake with Flora on it!
 
Well done to the Redruth nursery team for organising such a brilliant celebration, and a huge thank you to all the parents and families who came to join in and celebrate with them!

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 @ Redruth Babies Do Nature Art!

Flying Start @ Redruth Babies Do Nature Art!
The babies at Flying Start @ Redruth have been exploring transient art this week! This is part of their new theme of spring and nature…
 
They explored a variety of materials including flowers and wooden heuristic objects to create their masterpieces!
And although the weather wasn’t all that spring like, they wrapped up and got outside in nature to work on their wonderful creations!
What a wonderful chance to explore & create!

Flying Start @ Redruth Develop Their Herb Garden!

Flying Start @ Redruth Develop Their Herb Garden!

The pre-school department staff & children at Flying Start @ Redruth have been working really hard developing their outdoor growing areas!

 

The children have been developing lots of skills using different tools by all having a go at weeding a corner area in the garden to turn it into a wild flower garden!

 

This will hopefully attract lots of mini-beasts and birds for them to look for and learn about!

 

They have also been busy establishing their herb garden. The nursery was kindly given some donated herbs and the children were keen to place them into their new homes!

There was lots of discussion about how the all look and smell different and the children are very excited to start using some of these flavours in their bread-making and cooking!

 

An amazing effort in the garden, and what great teamwork too!

Flying Start @ Redruth Bake Fresh Bread!

Flying Start @ Redruth Bake Fresh Bread!
Flying Start @ Redruth have been making their own bread from scratch, in their brand new nursery bread-maker machine!
The children have not only learned all the instructions and steps to make the bread and use the machine, but even did a risk assessment with the staff to make sure the process was safe…
 
Look at these brilliant photos of the children mixing up the dough and getting stuck in, and then putting it on to bake – they even remembered to time it when the machine was on!
 
Once it had cooked and cooled, they got to enjoy the delicious fresh bread for their snack time!!

Flying Start @ Redruth Have Space Expert Visit!

Flying Start @ Redruth Have Space Expert Visit!
Flying Start @ Redruth would like to say a huge thank you to Nathan who is a parent at the nursery, and also a space engineer…wow!
 
He came into the nursery to speak to the children all about space, teaching them about gravity, and how it would take 4 days to travel to the moon by rocket!
 
He taught the children all about space stations just like our role play area… the children have been using photos and flyers from Goonhilly to create their role play station!
 
A huge thank you to Nathan for this amazing talk to inspire & educate the pre-school children!

Flying Start @ Redruth Host Mother’s Day Stay & Play!

Flying Start @ Redruth Host Mother’s Day Stay & Play!
Flying Start @ Redruth hosted a Stay & Play session for Mother’s Day, where they invited mums, grans and other family members to join them for spring activities!
 
They made play-dough, planted seeds to take home, did some paintings, and enjoyed playing in the garden.
 
A huge thanks to all who came and joined in the fun!
The nursery team got such lovely feedback from the mums and other family members who came to join in – and look forward to hosting more events in the future!

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!