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

£56.50

8.00am - 6.00pm

Morning session

£29.50

8.00am - 1.00pm

Extended morning session

£35.00

8.00am - 2.00pm

Afternoon session

£29.50

1.00pm - 6.00pm

Full time place

£257.50

Monday to Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm

Early start

£3.50

7.30am - 8.00am

Late collection

£3.50

6.00pm - 6.30pm

Hourly rate

£5.65

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

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