Pricing & Funding

BLOSSOM LODGE

Pricing

Welcome to Blossom Lodge Day Nursery. Here you have direct access to all relevant day nursery prices. Please note that we have an inclusive price for all of our sessions. We do this to ensure there’s no hidden surprises when it comes to receiving your invoice. Fees cover all of the main elements children require during the day such as meals, nappies, nappy creams and of course, wet wipes. Should you have any questions regarding our day nursery pricing structure, please contact our team

The only exception to the above is when your child is entitled to Government funded hours. This currently applies to two, three and four year old children. In this instance we do request parents to provide nappies, creams and wipes.

Full day

£59.00

8.00am - 6.00pm

Morning session

£32

8.00am - 1.00pm

Extended morning session

£35.50

8.00am - 2.00pm

Afternoon session

£32.00

1.00pm - 6.00pm

Full time place

£265.50

Monday to Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm

Early start

£4.00

7.30am - 8.00am

Late collection

£4.00

6.00pm - 6.30pm

Hourly rate

£5.90

Please note we are open for 52 weeks of the year, full fees will apply when the nursery is closed on public bank holidays.

BLOSSOM LODGE

Funding

Day Nursery Discounts

Blossom Lodge Day Nursery provides a 10% sibling discount to the youngest child when the oldest sibling still attends our nursery. A 10% discount is offered for parents employed by the NHS.

Childcare Vouchers

We are registered with and accept most childcare vouchers from employers. Vouchers are non-taxable and exempt from National Insurance contributions by employees. Both parents are eligible to claim childcare vouchers providing they’re both in employment. Please note that as of October 2018 the childcare voucher scheme has closed to new applications.

Tax Credits

You can find out if you and your partner are eligible to claim any element of Tax Credits here. Awards are based on personal circumstances. Depending upon these you may be able to access help with the cost of childcare. Further criteria states you must be working a minimum of  16 hours per week.

Tax Free Childcare

Parents can pay nursery fees through a Tax Free Childcare Account if eligible. For every £8 you pay in, the Government adds £2, up to a maximum of £2,000 per child per year. This equates to up to £500 every 3 months.

Government Funded Childcare

Subject to meeting criteria you may be eligible for government funded childcare for children aged 2, 3 and 4. Available for only 38 weeks of the year, Blossom Lodge have a solution to make this stretch over the full 52. Speak to us now for more details. 

Funded childcare is available the term after the child’s 2nd or 3rd birthday:

  • Born between 1st April and 31st August: Funding eligible from 1st September
  • Born between 1st September and 31st December: Funding eligible from 1st January
  • Born between 1st January and 31st March: Funding eligible from 1st April

2 year olds

If your child is 2 years old you may be eligible to receive 15 hours of funded childcare per week for 38 weeks of the year. At Blossom Lodge we also give you the option of stretching this across the full 52 weeks. Check if you meet the relevant criteria by contacting Gloucestershire’s Family Information Service on 01452 427362 or Freephone 0800 5420202.

3 and 4 year olds

All children ages 3 and 4 years are entitled to 15 Universal hours funded childcare per week, over 38 weeks of the year. A further 15 hours if offered (extended 15 hours totalling 30 hours per week) to working families. Parents will need to register and check if they are eligible for the extended 15 hours, but parents can usually get 30 hours childcare if you (and your partner) are in work and each are earning at least the National Minimum Wage of Living Wage for 16 hours a week and earn less than £100,000 per annum.

Please note that all funding is only available for 38 weeks of the year. It will be apportioned by Gloucestershire County Council if your child attends more than one setting. How you choose to use your funded place will depend on your own personal circumstances and availability of sessions. Funded places at Blossom Lodge Day Nursery are available. These can be used on a term time only basis or can be factored into your existing nursery booking, therefore depending on your individual place arrangements additional charges will be made for hours not covered by the funding.

For further advice and guidance on funded childcare and what additional support is available childcare cost please visit Childcare Choices and Childcare Calculator.

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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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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