Flying Start @ Saltash Visit Tincome Nature Reserve!

Flying Start @ Saltash Visit Tincome Nature Reserve!
The pre-schoolers at Flying Start @ Saltash went on an exciting trip to Tincombe Nature Reserve this week!
 
First, the children went on a bug hunt, to see what they could find…
using their minibeasts chart, and their magnifying glasses, and making their way through the long grasses!
 
Then they collected sticks and drew pictures with them, had an outdoor snack, and even found apple and pear trees!
 
The children especially loved the stream at the nature reserve, and playing a game where they dropped in sticks and watched them float down the stream to see how fast it was moving!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do Large-Scale Garden Art!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do Large-Scale Garden Art!

This week, the pre-school children at Flying Start @ Saltash have been doing some large-scale art in the garden!

 

 

They have been making the most of the blue skies, and getting creative outdoors!

 

They have used sticks that they collected at forest school to mix and paint with!

 

What great play and creativity!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do Under The Sea Artwork!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do Under The Sea Artwork!

The toddlers at Flying Start @ Saltash have been exploring their new learning theme ‘Under The Sea’!

 

 

This week, the children explored a range of materials to decorate some fish shapes… they used lots of lovely colours, and did some finger painting for a scales effect!

 

 

The toddlers have been reading the book Rainbow Fish altogether, and also looking through it independently too…

 

…and they have been looking carefully at the different sized fish in the story and then drawing different sized fish too!

 

      

Flying Start @ Saltash Make Mud Potions!

Flying Start @ Saltash Make Mud Potions!
The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Saltash have been exploring their new mud kitchen equipment and have been making potions!
 
They popped on their sunhats and had great fun out in the nursery garden!
They have been collecting different items from around the garden and at forest to use, and mix up, into magical garden potions!
Great work Saltash pre-schoolers!

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 @ Saltash Explore & Make Animal Habitats!

Flying Start @ Saltash Explore & Make Animal Habitats!
The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Saltash have been enjoying using clay and sticks and leaves to make animal houses!
 
They have talked about the kind of houses needed for different insects and birds, and have each had a turn exploring and creating their own little home!
Just look at the concentration and the creativity in the photos – as they craft their amazing animal home masterpieces!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do Large Outdoor Art!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do Large Outdoor Art!
Flying Start @ Saltash have been doing some large-scale garden art out in their nursery garden!
 
The staff team lay out a big white paper ‘canvas’ and provided some brightly coloured paints!
The children have been getting stuck in using different tools including large sticks they found in the garden, to make patterns and designs with the paint!
There has been a lot of brilliant teamwork, to create a large colourful art masterpiece together!
 

Flying Start @ Saltash Create Music Wall In The Garden!

Flying Start @ Saltash Create Music Wall In The Garden!
What’s even more fun than playing in the nursery garden? How about a *music wall* in the nursery garden!
 
The pre-school department at Flying Start @ Saltash have made an amazing music wall in their garden, to make music outdoors!
 
They’ve attached all different heuristic items including saucepans, utensils, and spanners, and suspended them at different heights and on different surfaces, to make different noises!
 
The children have been having the best time making music and trying out different tools to play the musical wall with…
They have had great fun exploring different sounds, playing different parts of the wall together, and even dancing along… and all out in the garden and the fresh air too!
 
 
 
 
 

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 @ Saltash Celebrate Flying Start’s 26th Birthday!

Flying Start @ Saltash Celebrate Flying Start’s 26th Birthday!
Flying Start @ Saltash had so much fun celebrating Flora’s Birthday last week, and 26 years of Flying Start Nurseries! They packed in a lot of great fun…
 
 
The children did some large scale art in the garden, working together to paint their own huge Flora (our logo) onto a big sheet!
Then they collected up sticks to make a big number 26 too, and also made some ribbon sticks and danced to party music in the garden!
 
Then the nursery hosted a party tea, with delicious party food, where some parents and families came in to join the fun
 
And then they went to St. Anne’s Residential home, to visit the residents and do some painting, and enjoy some nice times with them too!
 
What a wonderful range of ways to celebrate Flying Start’s 26th Birthday!