Why Us

Our experienced team and newly refurbished rooms offer a fantastic learning environment

Our Rooms

Offering childcare for 0-5 years.

Pricing

We offer an inclusive price to include everything your child will need, no hidden extra’s.

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We have two and three year old funding places available, book your show round now.

Blossom Lodge Day Nursery
Cheltenham

Our day nursery offers full & part-time care for children under five

A Day At Blossom Lodge Day Nursery

Our wonderful day nursery offers a caring, loving, nurturing and safe environment that’s filled with warmth from our dedicated team. We understand that by leaving your child with us, we’re being entrusted with your whole world. This is why we work with you, the parent in supporting your child’s individual development and talents. Between us we allow children to flourish, gain confidence and become independent whilst allowing them to grow and develop in their own fantastically unique way. Get in touch with our day nursery team today.

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Day Nursery Funding

Whilst funding can be a potential minefield, we like to make things easier for our parents. At Blossom Lodge Day Nursery we have written a simplistic funding guide. This aims to assist you in gaining the correct funding and making the most of the Tax Free Childcare vouchers available. In addition we have a handy blog that may help. Childcare Choices is also a fantastic resource. Please remember, if you are unsure of funding or have any questions, you can certainly speak with us.

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Meet the team

At Blossom Lodge Day Nursery we are very lucky to have such a long servicing dedicated team providing the best quality childcare for children in Cheltenham aged 0-5 years of age. Blossom Lodge Day Nursery has been a Nursery for over 25 years, we have staff that have over 20 years service and nine members of our team have been working at the nursery for seven years plus. The Blossom Lodge team consists of 30 staff, 80% of our team qualified childcare professionals, from NVQ Level 2 to Level 6. We have students that are currently training for a degree in Early Years Education and Apprentices that are working towards a level 2 NVQ.

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It is a home from home for my children.

The classes are small enough that it isn't overwhelming for the children, and the staff really care. They are great at enabling the children to play. There's activities, but not so much going on that they don't get the opportunity to be creative and do their own thing.

We all know the people caring for our children, and because there's such a low staff turnover they get to build great bonds. Our eldest left for school in September, but she still regularly visits Rainbow room to show off her uniform and see her friends!

Becca Kennaugh Review from Facebook March 11, 2017

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77 Hales Rd, Cheltenham GL52 6SR.
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Blossom Lodge Day Nursery FAQs

How do I arrange a viewing of the nursery?

It’s straightforward to book a visit at Blossom Lodge Day Nursery in Cheltenham. Our team is more than happy to show you around each of the rooms and our facilities whilst answering any questions. Book a visit here, directly through the nursery website, call us on 01242 525374 or even just pop in.

Do you offer any extended hours?

Our day nursery aims to provide the very best in care whilst working around your childcare needs. With this in mind, the answer is yes, we provide extended hours. We offer an early start at 7.30am and a late collection of 6.30pm. Extended hours can be booked as part of your weekly sessions or on an ad hoc basis.

How many staff will look after my child?

In line with statutory requirements the following staff to child ratios apply:

  • 0-1 years is 1 member of staff for every 3 children
  • 1-2 years is 1 member of staff for every 3 children
  • 2-3 years is 1 member of staff for every 4 children
  • 3-5 years is 1 member of staff for every 8 children

Do you offer settling in sessions?

Yes absolutely. Every child is offered a settling in session that takes place two weeks before their actual start date. Children usually attend between 2-4 settling in sessions depending upon age. During the initial session you will stay with your child and spend time together meeting staff and discussing specific needs and routines. Settling in sessions after the first depends on age, booking pattern and how your child adapts to nursery. This will of course be discussed with you prior to arranging suitable dates together.

Can I use Government funded hours at Blossom Lodge?

Yes, every 3 and 4 year old child can claim 15 hours of funded nursery education. This increases to 30 hours based upon eligibility and begins from the term after their third birthday. Some 2 year old children may also qualify for the funded 15 hours and this is based upon meeting certain criteria. For further information parents can call and we will be happy to discuss how funded childcare is applied at our Cheltenham based nursery.

Do you allow payments through the Tax Free Childcare Scheme?

Yes, we are registered to accept payments through the Tax Free Childcare Scheme. To learn more about how the Tax Free Childcare Scheme supports families visit Childcare Choices.

Do I need to pay extra for meals and snacks?

Meals and snacks are included within fees so you are not required to pay extra. Our menus are healthy, consisting of breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and tea. If your child has specific dietary requirements or is a 'fussy' eater, our team will work with you ensuring your child's needs are met. Unfortunately due to allergies within the nursery we are unable to accept food or packed lunches brought in to replace our menu.

What else is included in your nursery fees?

Included in our day nursery fees are nappies, wet wipes and nappy creams. Cow's milk is provided for children over the age of 1 but we do ask parents to provide any formula milk required throughout the day.

Do you have a car park and pushchair storage?

You will find our car park to the rear of the day nursery building. This is for parents to access alongside a pushchair storage cupboard if required. Here you can leave pushchairs and car seats whilst your child is in nursery.

Do you offer any discounts on your nursery fees?

At Blossom Lodge Day Nursery we offer the following discounts:

  • 10% NHS employee discount
  • Discounted daily rate for full time places
  • 10% Sibling discount for the youngest child*

*Please note this will not apply if the older child is in receipt of Government Funded Hours.

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