Flying Start @ Redruth Build Water Runs In The Garden!

Flying Start @ Redruth Build Water Runs In The Garden!
What do you get when you mix problem solving and outdoor water play… building huge water runs across the nursery garden!!
 
Flying Start @ Redruth pre-school have been having great fun, cooling down in the warm weather, and using all of their problem solving skills to build a large water run across the length of the hill in the nursery garden!
 
They worked together to ensure that it didn’t leak so they could catch the water in the pot at the bottom, made lots of adjustments, then built it even bigger…
…and were delighted to watch it work!

Flying Start @ Redruth Hosted Their Annual Sports Day!

Flying Start @ Redruth Hosted Their Annual Sports Day!
 
The children have been practising for weeks before, getting to understand the rules of the races and when it was their turn to race…
 
On the day, they made yummy fruit kebabs for a healthy refuel snack to enjoy after their races!
 
Before the games began, the whole nursery made sure they warmed up with lots of stretches as well as making sure they all had sun cream and hats on for a day outdoors!
 
Lots of parents and families came to join watch and cheer, and the children were very brave to do their races in front of such a big crowd!
 
The races included the potato and spoon race, jumping and running…
…and the day ended with a parent and child race – great fun to see so many grown-ups get involved too!
 
A lovely afternoon for all – well done to all the children for taking part, the staff team for great organising, and thank you to everyone who came to watch!

Flying Start @ Redruth Make Fairies and Potions!

Flying Start @ Redruth Make Fairies and Potions!
 
The pre-school children have been busy using a variety of treasures from the garden to create their very own fairies for their nursery fairy garden!
 
The children used lots of concentration, fine motor skills with their hands, and creativity to reach their desired result!
 
Overr the week, the children also began using the treasures from the garden such as herbs and flowers alongside citrus fruits to create their own perfumes and magic potions!
 
Wow, how magical! 🧚‍♀️🧚‍♂️

Flying Start @ Redruth Father’s Day Stay & Play!

Flying Start @ Redruth Father’s Day Stay & Play!

 

Flying Start @ Redruth held a Stay & Play event for Father’s Day, where all male relatives were warmly welcomed into nursery to join in with some fun activities!

 

 

The nursery were delighted to welcome lots of male relatives in to celebrate – thank you all who came!

 

The children and their relatives got stuck into lots of activities throughout the nursery and in the garden including biscuit decorating, hapazoom (using hammers on natural items between canvas to make art!)…

 

 

…tinkering, planting, and sensory play!

 

 

 

Well done to the staff team for hosting such a fun stay & play for Father’s Day, and a big thank you to all who came and joined in – a good time had by all!

Flying Start @ Redruth Do Outdoor Learning!

Flying Start @ Redruth Do Outdoor Learning!
The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Redruth have been learning all about mini beasts with their new theme, and doing all their learning in the garden!
 
They have all been busy learning about the differences between the animals. Then they got creative painting their own mini beasts on their new mark making area outdoors!
 
They have also used lots of loose parts
and objects found in the garden to create their own images, on blank paper as their background…
     
Great work and learning Redruth – and inspiring to be outdoors 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 @ Redruth Learn About Tadpoles!

Flying Start @ Redruth Learn About Tadpoles!
The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Redruth have been super excited to have their own tadpoles at nursery!
 
They have been learning all about life cycles of animals so seeing a life cycle in action has been so exciting for them!
 
They have been carrying out observation drawings and learning about the habitats tadpoles like to live in and what foods they like to eat to help them grow…
 
The children are very excited to see what happens next!

Flying Start @ Redruth Visit Their Local Farm!

Flying Start @ Redruth Visit Their Local Farm!
The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Redruth have been going on trips to Trevaskis farm to learn more and see first hand a working farm to match their learning theme!
 
The children looked at lots of different animals, and discussed which foods can come from these animals such as eggs, milk and cheese.
 
They also spent lots of time exploring the fields and poly-tunnels and particularly liked the herb garden!
 
Lastly, the children visited the farm shop and chose some new foods to experience at snack times… they chose goats cheese, pomegranate, purple carrots and spring onions!
And then they headed back to nursery for a taste-test…

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.