Pricing & Funding

BLOSSOM LODGE

Pricing

At Blossom Lodge Day Nursery we have an inclusive price for our sessions. This means that there are no hidden surprises on your invoice. Our fees covers all meals, nappies, nappy creams and wet wipes.

The exception to this is when your child is entitled to funded hours from the Government (2, 3 and 4 year olds) we ask that parents provided nappies, wipes and creams for their child.

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

Discounts

Blossom Lodge Day Nursery provide a 10% sibling discount to the youngest child where the oldest sibling still attends nursery and a 10% discount for NHS employed parents.

Childcare Vouchers

We are registered with and accept most childcare vouchers from employers. Voucher are non-taxable and exempt from National Insurance contributions from employees. Both parents are eligible to claim to use childcare vouchers as long as they are both in employment. Please note – the childcare voucher scheme has now closed (since October 2018) to new applications.

Tax Credits

Tax credits are available from HM Revenue and Customs, based on your personal circumstance. You may be able to access help with the cost of childcare if you are working a minimum of 16 hours per week.

Tax Free Childcare

Parents can pay nursery fees through a Tax Free Childcare Account if they are eligible. For every £8 you pay in, the Government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year, which is up to £500 every 3 months.

Government Funded Childcare

The Government provided funded childcare for children aged 2, 3 and 4 years. Funded childcare is only available for 38 weeks of the year.

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 funded childcare per week for 38 weeks of the year. There is current criteria which must be met to be approved for the 2 year old funding, for further information and to check if you are eligible you can call 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, and 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 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 the following websites:

Childcare Choices website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
Childcare Calculator www.gov.uk/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?

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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