About Flying Start Nursery - Duchy College
The proprietors and the nursery team aim to provide high quality daycare for your child. We offer a secure, caring, yet stimulating environment in which your child can enjoy a wide range of experiences. Through an understanding of the needs of each unique child we endeavour to establish positive relationships and create an individually tailored learning environment to enable developmental progress.
By provision of an ‘active learning’ environment we hope to facilitate each child to explore their personal capabilities and to develop their early understanding and skills in ways that will provide a firm foundation for their progression to primary school.
Care of Infants
We are able to prepare freshly pureed or chopped baby meals for your weaning infant and can facilitate nursing mothers. We routinely observe the highest standards of hygiene at all times. Whilst babies are based in one room/area of the nursery with their carers and children of a similar age for most of the time, they do explore other areas of the building, garden and surrounding locality. Babies may join the toddlers for daily singing and rhyming and enjoy their own Jiggly Tots Club once each week with song sheets to take home to help the grown ups! At Flying Start we are proud of the multi-sensory
environment that we provide to our youngest children. They play indoors and outdoors with lots of messy materials such as paint, slimey goop, cold pasta, sparkly fragranced water, noisy rice and much more.
Flying Start is committed to offering young children opportunities to explore and discover the world around them. In this way, children develop skills, knowledge and their imagination. We aim to
provide a stimulating multi-sensory environment where children can discover through touch, taste, smell, sight and sound. The nursery day is varied with lots of time forchildren to make choices in their play.
- Small Group Time allows a group of children of similar age or stage of development to work with their Key Worker in a short planned activity. The adult starts with what the children know and can
do and plans to progress them.
- Circle Time is a fun time for children of all ages. Singing, rhyming, dancing, parachute games and story-telling will all help children to become more confident to participate in a group.
- Outdoors - Our “outdoor classrooms” are available for most of every day and children are usually free to choose where they play. A wide range of activities is provided for all ages, with equipment carefully planned and risk-assessed to ensure safe participation. On joining the nursery, permission is sought from each family for full involvement with appropriate supervision, but we are always
happy to discuss any changes.
Fun Clubs for School Children
Flying Start offers high quality care to school children from 4-11 years inclusive. Our qualified and experienced staff offer a broad range of leisure activities after a hard day at school. Wherever possible, we will arrange collection from school to Flying Start, where a snack is served on arrival. Help with homework/reading is available at the request of the family.
Holiday Fun Club offers themed weeks of activities and trips and is available for full or half days. Snacks are provided and lunch can be ordered. Fun Club children usually remain separate from our nursery children but generally join them at the end of the session to assist parents with collection of brothers and sisters.