Join the team

At Blossom Lodge Day Nursery in Cheltenham we are always looking for enthusiastic and passionate people to join our wonderful team. We value our employees and recognise hard work and this is an aspect of our mission we are extremely proud of. To show this we provide progression, training and support throughout your career with us. Made up of both full and part time roles, we have positions to suit all circumstances. Keep your eyes peeled for the next opportunity or contact the team now.

Current positions

We are currently recruiting and have some exciting roles available at Blossom Lodge Day Nursery, please take a look at the following positions and contact us for an application pack and further information about the role you are interested in:
  • Pre-School Room Leader (3 – years), working 44 hours per week
    ((Minimum qualification requirement Early Years Education Level 3, previous experience of working in a children’s day nursery setting, management of a small team)
  • Full and Part Time Qualified Practitioners, working 30 – 44 hours per week
    (Minimum qualification requirement Early Years Education Level 2, previous experience of working in a children’s day nursery setting)
  • Qualified Lunch Time Assistant, working Monday to Friday 12-2pm
    (Minimum qualification requirement Early Years Education Level 2, previous experience of working in a children’s day nursery setting)

The Role

You will be joining a dedicated, friendly, and supportive company where the senior leadership team are committed to supporting your continued personal development. Main responsibilities include working closely with our team to provide the highest level of care for nursery children. You will be working to maximise the learning potential of children whilst working towards positive outcomes.

We are looking for team members with a passion for working in childcare and are caring. You will need to be flexible towards working hours and days, a hard worker and team a team player.

Required Qualifications For Qualified Roles:

  • NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and Education ( not required for the apprentice roles)
  • Paediatric first aid certificate (in date)
  • Safeguarding Certificate

    (In relation to the Department of Education Early Years Qualification List, Health and Social Care training is not considered to be a full and relevant qualification for the EYFS and Health and Social Care Qualifications will not be considered for this role)

The Ideal Candidate will have the following:

  • Experience of working in a children’s day nursery
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to observe and records children’s progress
  • Good IT skills in order to carry out recording the children’s daily information on our online portal
  • Enthusiasm and a passionate approach to early years development
  • Skills to deliver high quality childcare
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the EYFS
  • All applications require 2 references and the successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure (DBS)

Employment Benefits:

  • Committed team supporting all staff in their personal development
  • Continual Training opportunities
  • Staff Childcare Discounts
  • Staff incentive schemes

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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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