A flying start to life long learning.

At Flying Start Nurseries we provide excellent early experiences to help our children build a secure foundation for learning and development.

We are sensitive to children's individuality and ensure the activities they undertake are suited to the stage of development they have reached. Through skilled observations by experienced and highly qualified practitioners we understand each child’s capabilities and ensure that we understand their individual interests to ensure that they enjoy learning.

We aim to provide flexible, high quality childcare and education which meets children’s and parent’s needs. For babies we ensure continuity of care year-round with the emphasis on emotional warmth and security. Young toddlers develop the social skills of turn-taking and sharing while learning through play and undertake creative activities on a daily basis. Our pre-school children follow Flying Start’s well planned educational sessions to encourage confidence and an enthusiasm for learning. We also welcome older primary age children at our holiday clubs during the school holidays and offer both breakfast and afterschool clubs for children who attend The Abbey School in Shaftesbury.

Flying Start Nursery in Bell Street

A People’s Place

If this is not the place where tears are understood,
       where do I go to cry?
If this is not a place where my spirits can take wing,
       where do I go to fly?
If this is not a place where my questions can be asked,
       where do I go to seek?
If this is not a place where my feelings can be heard,
       where do I go to speak?
If this is not a place where you’ll accept me as I am,
       where can I go to be?
If this is not a place where I can try to learn and grow,
       where can I just be me?

(Crocker cited DfCSF, 2008, p.59)

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by EvieOur Curriculum

Our educational curriculum (The Early Years Foundation Stage, 2012) covers the following seven areas of learning:

The Three Prime Areas

Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Making relationships
Self-confidence and self-awareness
Managing feelings and behaviour

Physical Development
Moving and handling
Health and self-care

Communication and Language
Listening and attention


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The Four Specific areas


Shape, space and measure

Understanding the World
People and communities
The world

Expressive Arts and Design
Exploring and using media and materials
Being imaginative
Speaking and Understanding

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Flying Start Nursery & Pre-school, Holiday Club & The Bell St Breakfast and After-school Club
Flying Start Nurseries and The Bell Street Breakfast and After-school Club are trading styles of Elestar Services Ltd a company.
Directors Elsa R. Morrison BA (Hon’s) and Nihara Murugupillai BA (Hon’s)