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

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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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