Meet the team

At Blossom Lodge Day Nursery we are very lucky  to have a long service dedicated team providing the high quality childcare for children in Cheltenham aged 0-5 years of age.

The Blossom Lodge Day Nursery team consists of 20 staff, 80% of our team are 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.

Staff training and development is at the front of our thoughts to ensure our team have continual training. We hold regular in-house training sessions, the team  attend external training held by Gloucester Council to ensure they are up to date with the latest techniques in Early Years Development. We use an online training system for refresher courses, all our team have individual training plans to ensure they reach their full potential.

All our team are vetted by the DBS – Disclosure and Barring Service, this is updated automatically on an annual basis.

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Office & Admin Team

Zara

Hello, my name is Zara. I am the Nursery Manager, and designated Safeguarding Officer. I have worked in childcare since I was 17 years old and have been at Blossom Lodge Day Nursery since 2008. I have previously worked at two other nurseries and as a health care assistant at Cheltenham General Hospital. I am qualified in Early Years and Education NVQ Level 4, Business Administration and Managements NVQ Level 3. I have two daughters, Verity and Hallie that take up all of my free time but I love it, I enjoying meals out, cinema and theatre trips. Verity is currently at nursery with me and starts school in September 2020 and Hallie will leave juniors and start secondary school in 2020. Both girls have attended and loved this nursery.

Amanda

Hello My name is Amanda, I am the Marketing and Finance Director. I joined Blossom Lodge Day Nursery in November 2018. My career background is Hospitality, I have worked as General Manager and Sales and Marketing Manager within a number of hotel groups in the North West. I am based on the Wirral and visit the nursery 6-10 days a month. I do the Sales, Marketing and Social Media for the Nursery, I also do the finance for the nursery, most people say thats the boring bit. In my spare time I love to travel and discover new places around the world, socialise with friends and family. I have a very naughty kitten called Luca.

Sergio

My name is Sergio and I have been the Chef at Blossom Lodge Day Nursery for six years. I love to provide healthy and nutritional meals for the children, food is an essential part of children’s growth and development. Outside of work I love to do outdoor activities with my two children, Lillian who is 11 years old and Oscar who is 8 years old.

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Room Leaders

Natalie

Hello, my name is Natalie. I am the Assistant Manager at Blossom Lodge Day Nursery and the Ladybird Room Lead. I have worked at Blossom Lodge Day Nursery for 10 years and during this time I have gained my NVQ level 3 in Childcare, and NVQ Level 2 in Leadership. Before working at the Lodge I was a mother’s help for a family who had twins. During my spare time I enjoy socialising with my friends and spending time with my family.

Sophie

Hi, my name is Sophie. I am a Deputy Manager as well as the Bumblebee Room Lead, while Kim is on maternity leave. I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Studies, and have over ten years of childcare experience. I have worked at the Blossom Lodge Day Nursery since September 2017 and was lucky enough to be promoted to Deputy Manager in 2018. I enjoy socialising with my friends, spending time with my family and my dogs, Reggie and Maya

Kim

Hello, my name is Kim and I am the Bumblebee Room Lead – I am currently on Maternity Leave. I have worked in childcare for nine years. I was a nanny for twin boys prior to starting at Blossom Lodge Day Nursery seven years ago. I am qualified in Early Years and Education NVQ Level 3. In my spare time I enjoy visiting my family and friends, spending time with our bunny Thumper and preparing for the arrival of our little boy.

Sandie

Hello, my name is Sandie. I am a Deputy Manager and the Caterpillar Room Lead. My other additional roles are the Deputy Safeguarding Officer and Communication and Language Lead. I have worked in childcare for just over 20 years, which started as a volunteer at my local playgroup. I have been at this nursery for 10 years. I am qualified in Early Years and Education NVQ Level 3, and Business Managements NVQ Level 3. In my spare time I enjoy watching football, spending time with my husband, step son, family and friends and going to the cinema.

Kathryn

Hello, my name is Kathryn. I am the Butterfly Room Lead, SENCO and Behaviour Co-ordinator. I have worked at Blossom Lodge Day Nursery for 26 years and during this time I have gained a NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, NVQ Level 2 in Team Leading and NVQ Level 2 in Equality and Diversity. I enjoy spending my time going out for dinner with friends and family, listening to music, dancing and cooking. I have two grown up children, and two young grandchildren.
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Nursery Team

Zoe

Hello, my name is Zoe and I am a full time member of staff in the Bumblebee Room. I have worked in childcare for the last 6 years, starting as a Nanny for two children. I came to Blossom Lodge Day Nursery in 2015. I am qualified in Early Years and Education NVQ Level 3. In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with my friends and family.

Clare

Hi, my name is Clare. I am a full-time member of staff in the Caterpillar Room. I have worked in childcare since I was 18, and have worked at Blossom Lodge Day Nursery for over 10 years. I have my NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 in childcare. I like going to the cinema, days out and trying out new restaurants.

Claire

My name is Claire and I am a part-time member of staff in the Butterfly Room. I have over 30 year’s childcare experience, and have worked alongside Kathryn for 21 years. I have an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. In my free time I enjoy gardening, walking my two dogs, seeing friends and family and helping out at the charity Open Door.

Kelsey

Hello, my name is Kelsey and I work part time in both the Caterpillar and Butterfly Rooms. I have worked in childcare for the last eight years here at Blossom Lodge Day Nursery. I am qualified in Early Years Care and Education NVQ Level 3. In my spare time I enjoy visiting my family and friends. I have two children, Finlay who is five years old and Layla who is a year old, and attends nursery with me on two mornings a week.

Katie

Hello, my name is Katie and I am an apprentice. I currently work within all the rooms. I started my childcare career at Blossom Lodge Day Nursery in December 2018 and I am currently studying for my NVQ Level 2 in childcare. In my spare time I like singing, playing video games, watching films, reading and spending time with my family and friends, as well as my pets.

Harriet

Hello, my name is Harriet and I am an apprentice within the Bumblebee Room. I started my childcare career here at Blossom Lodge Day Nursery in December 2018. I am currently studying for my NVQ Level 3 in childcare. In my spare time I like being outdoors, going for walks and spending time with my family and friends.

Hazel

Hello, my name is Hazel and I work as a Bank Nursery Assistant. I enjoy working in all of the rooms. I have worked in childcare for over 30 years and for the most of that time here at Blossom Lodge Day Nursery. In my spare time I enjoy shopping, walking my dogs, looking after my two cats, gardening and spending time with my two children and their families.

Judy

Hello, my name is Judy and I work part time in the Caterpillar and Butterfly Room. I have worked at Blossom Lodge Day Nursery for 13 years, and prior to this I was at Holy Apostles School for 14 years. I am qualified in Early Years Care and Education NVQ Level 3. In my spare time I like gardening and spending time with my children and three grandchildren.

Emily

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Georgie

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Georgia

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Rachel

Hello, my name is Rachel. I work part time within the Butterfly Room and have an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare. I have worked at Blossom Lodge Day Nursery for ten years. I have 18 years experience having worked in different nurseries prior to joining Blossom Lodge. In my spare time I like relaxing with a good film or socialising with friends and eating out. I have two children, Reggie who is ten months old who also attends the nursery and Harry who is 5 years old.

Millie

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Pam

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