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!
 

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 @ Saltash Get Active With Ribbon Dancing!

Flying Start @ Saltash Get Active With Ribbon Dancing!

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Saltash have been out in the nursery garden getting active doing some ribbon dancing!

 

 
They made them by fastening the ribbons to sticks they found in the garden…
…and then went out to run around, dance, make shapes, and writing letters with their sticks!
 
What great fun!

Flying Start @ Saltash Babies Do Ice Sensory!

Flying Start @ Saltash Babies Do Ice Sensory!

Wow, what a brilliant sensory idea… Flying Start @ Saltash froze some flowers into big ice cubes for the babies to play with and explore!

 

The children were fascinated by the cold, their colours, and the feel of them in their hands… As they held them, they melted, to reveal the flowers!

 

 

A brilliant way for the baby department to explore touch and sensations of temperature and texture!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do College Easter Egg Hunt!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do College Easter Egg Hunt!
The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Saltash have had an early Easter adventure!
 
The children went on a trip to the college, to take part in an Easter egg hunt organised by one of the students there!
 
The children had to hunt for different numbered eggs and match them up to the big egg which they got to take away at the end!
 
They also enjoyed some stories and songs as well, and look how delighted they were at the end!
A huge thank you to the wonderful Saltash student for organising this fun activity for the children!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do Giant Garden Art!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do Giant Garden Art!

The pre-schoolers at Flying Start @ Saltash have been doing some wonderful giant art out in the garden, as part of their ‘Spring Week’!

The children first explored how to get the consistency of the paint just right so that it would spray out of the bottle…

Then they had great fun spraying the different colours onto their huge blank sheet outdoors!

  

 

 

They also enjoyed doing some observational drawing of flowers and made their own paintbrushes to paint in the garden too… wow, what brilliant creativity out in the nursery garden!

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!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do A Gardening Project!

Flying Start @ Saltash Do A Gardening Project!

 

The pre-school children at Flying Start @ Saltash have been doing a gardening project to learn all about plants and how they grow!

The children have been learning all about the life cycle, putting it in the right order, and looking at plants and working out what stage they are at!

 

Then the children went outside into the nursery garden to do some planting in their flowerbeds…

 

…and they are really excited to see the progress in the next few weeks as their seeds grow!