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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
In Cheltenham

We offer both full and part-time care for children under the age of five

A Day At Blossom Lodge

We offer a caring, loving, nurturing and safe environment that is filled with warmth from our dedicated team of staff. We work with our parents in supporting each child’s individual development and talents allowing them to flourish, become confident and independent allowing them to grown in their own way.

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Funding

Funding can be a minefield so we have written a guide to assist you to ensure you get the correct funding and make the most of Tax Free Childcare vouchers available for you.

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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?

We would be more than happy to show you around our Cheltenham nursery and answer your questions. Visits can be booked through our nursery website, you can call 01242 525374 or even just pop in.

Do you offer any extended hours?

Yes, we want to be able to provide extended childcare hours for our families. We offer an early start at 7.30am and late collection at 6.30pm. These 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, every child is offered a setting in sessions which takes place two weeks before their start date. Children will normally attend between 2-4 settling in sessions depending on their age. The initial settling in session is where you will stay with your child and spend time together to meet the staff and discuss your child's needs and routine. The length of the following settling in sessions will depend on their age, booking pattern and how they adapt to nursery and will 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 (increasing to 30 hours if you are eligible) from the term after their third birthday. Some 2 year old children may also be eligible for 15 hours of funded nursery education, this is based on a criteria list. For further information parents can call and we will be happy to discuss how funded childcare is applied at our nursery in Cheltenham.

Do you allow payments through the Tax Free Childcare Scheme?

Yes, we are registered to accept payments through the Tax Free Childcare Scheme, for more information on how the Tax Free Childcare Scheme supports families visit Childcare Choices.

Do I need to pay extra for meals and snacks?

No, you don't pay extra for meals and snacks, these are all inclusive within the fees. We provide a healthy menu offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and tea. If your child has a specific dietary requirement or is a 'fussy' eater our staff will work with you to ensure your child's needs are met. Unfortunately due to allergies within the nursery we are unable to accept food or packed lunches to be brought into the nursery instead of our menu.

What else is included in your nursery fees?

Also included in our nursery fees are nappies, wet wipes, nappy creams. Cows milk will be provided for children over the age of 1 year but we do ask that parents provide any formula milk required throughout the day.

Do you have a car park and pushchair storage?

Yes, we have a car park at the rear of the nursery for parents access. There is a pushchair storage cupboard if you wish to leave your pushchairs or car seats at nursery during the day.

Do you offer any discounts on your nursery fees?

Yes, 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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