What Our Parents/Guardians And Carers Say About Us....

It is a home from home for my children.

The classes are small enough that it isn't overwhelming for the children, and the staff really care. They are great at enabling the children to play. There's activities, but not so much going on that they don't get the opportunity to be creative and do their own thing.

We all know the people caring for our children, and because there's such a low staff turnover they get to build great bonds. Our eldest left for school in September, but she still regularly visits Rainbow room to show off her uniform and see her friends!

Becca Kennaugh Review from Facebook March 11, 2017

My daughter has been attending the nursery since she was a very young baby. I have always been made to feel welcome, the staff truly care about the children and has shown so much care and support in her development. The relationships she has built with the staff is amazing and now that she is 2 and in the next age group I have her telling me all about it in her amazing new vocabulary. She enjoys coming to nursery and is always happy on collection. Your new app for parents is amazing. I love the posts and photos of what she has been up to and you really see how settled she is and how much she enjoys nursery. She is learning something new every day and I was amazed when she was able to identify the letters magnets on our fridge for people in our family this week. Would definitely recommend you all.

Declan R Review from Day Nurseries October 12, 2018

We are so happy with our children going to The Lodge. The staff are all wonderful - so caring and thoughtful and our children are so happy there. We're really pleased with the activities the children do, the progress they are making and the fun they have. It's great to see through regular updates on the app too. Would highly recommend this nursery.

Vincent C Review from Day Nurseries November 6, 2018

My little girl SO loves her days at nursery. I struggled with guilt at the thought of putting her in under 6 months but she adores the carers. She goes off each day with a smile on her face into the welcoming arms of her career. She comes home exhausted and happy, having had a truly lovely day. What more can a parent ask for?! They have an app that informs you of their day, making me smile when I see photos /videos of what she's been up to confirms to me that I made the right decision. The staff are so genuine and kind. They really love each child and take every step to see their individual needs are met. 10/10.

Lorraine W Review from Day Nurseries November 28, 2018

My little boy has been going to The Lodge now for the last 2 months, the staff have been amazing with helping him settle. It’s lovely to leave him there knowing he’s in good hands and has lots of fun. He even has to give everyone (staff and children) a ‘high five’ before we leave now

Becky Went Review from Facebook November 29, 2018

I cannot praise this nursery enough for helping our little boy settle after our move to Cheltenham. There is a family atmosphere with genuinely caring staff, many of whom have been there for years which says so much. Our son has grown in confidence, his speech has improved markedly after having so much time dedicated to him and he is so happy to go to nursery. We are delighted with the level of care he is receiving and would not hesitate to recommend them.

Suzanne W Review from Day Nurseries November 29, 2018

Wonderful nursery!! The staff are fantastic. My two older children attended the setting from 6 months-4 years old and loved it, they still ask to visit now! My youngest child starts in June and I can’t wait for her to experience what the nursery and staff have to offer. Highly recommend xx

Nichola Louise Smith Review from Facebook April 29, 2019

My daughter has attended the nursery for 5 months. She settled in so much quicker than expected due to the attention and consideration given after lockdown. She attends 4 days a week and she always has a smile on her face on drop-off. The daily activities and regular feedback exceed expectations. She's always doing something new and completely different to anything we'd think of at home. She enjoys the variety of foods that are on offer and often has seconds. We couldn't be happier as parents, nor recommend the nursery enough.

R N April 14, 2021

Since day one I have been blown away by this nursery. We are always greeted with a smile at the door and sent away with a fantastic handover. My daughter waits by the door in the morning to go to nursery and talks about the staff and other children constantly. She has built some wonderful relationships. My daughter's development has come on leaps and bounds since starting. I put this down to the incredible variety of activities on offer. Staff tell me which activities she particularly enjoys so I can replicate at home. One of the things that attracted me to Blossom Lodge Day Nursery was the outdoor space. I am thrilled that my daughter spends so much time in the garden. Throughout the day I receive photos, videos and updates so I know what my daughter has been up to. The photos always feature wonderful and happy faces. I honestly couldn't have wished for a better start for my daughter. I would recommend Blossom Lodge Day Nursery to anyone.

Ellen P April 14, 2021

The staff at Blossom Lodge are amazing! They took the time to get to know me and more importantly my son. They made a huge effort to help him settle in when he moved there from another setting. Since being at Blossom Lodge his confidence has grown hugely and he has made noticeable progress in all areas of development. Thank you to all the staff in the pre school room at Blossom Lodge!

Vikki H July 14, 2021

We moved to Blossom Lodge after our daughter's previous nursery closed down during lockdown. The staff have been so welcoming and have been wonderful in helping with our daughter's development. Our daughter was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in December 2020. The staff at Blossom Lodge have been very patient and understanding, and have really embraced our daughter's difference. The amount of care and dedication from the team has been wonderful. Initially, we had some reservations about moving to a new nursery but the way our daughter has been looked after at Blossom Lodge, quickly put the concerns to bed. I would recommend Blossom Lodge to any parents, but especially to those that have children with any kind of difference.

Ben W July 15, 2021

I cannot recommend Blossom Lodge enough. We have used a few different nurseries for our children in Cheltenham and Blossom Lodge was by far the best - fabulous care, excellent communication, unbelievable learning outcomes (which we were not looking for or expecting at a pre-school level), enthusiastic and positive staff. My son was very happy in this setting and so were all the other children. Blossom Lodge's "Family" app was brilliant for helping us to understand how he was getting on. This was useful as he started during the Coronavirus outbreak and we were not able to settle him in ourselves at the start of each day. Thank you to Blossom Lodge. They had such a positive and nurturing influence on our son.

Abi M October 5, 2021

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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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