Connecting God’s littlest children to Christ by embracing the strengths of families and the church.
The Nursery is located on the first floor in the Family Life Center. The entrance is directly accross from the Fellowhship Hall. There you will find trained childcare providers. They have all completed first aid, CPR, AED, and Safe Sanctuary training. Childcare is provided for children birth to 12 years during the evenings and weekdays. Sunday morning services provide childcare for children birth to two years. A special Sunday School class is provided inside the nursery at 9:30am for children two years old.
Childcare is provided on Sunday mornings from 8am to Noon. The nursery also provides childcare on Sunday evenings for all scheduled activities. Please check with your activity leader to reserve childcare.
Also available, in the Education Building, from 11:00am to Noon there is Lil’ Church for 3 years to 1st grade.
Scheduling Nursery Care for an Event
First, contact your group leader, who will complete the event reservation form an submit it to Chris Smith. It is important to give the approximate ages and number of children attending as well as any special needs we should prepare to accomodate. Reservations for childcare must be made at least 72 hours in advance and cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
The fee for childcare is $20/hour which provides you with two nursery workers that can care for up to 12 children. Our Safe Sanctuary policy requires a minimum of two sitters at all times.
Should it occur that we have two or more events requiring nursery care scheduled for the same time frame, the cost will be equally shared by all groups thereby reducing the cost for everyone.
All children must have an ID card on file. This will be kept in the nursery for one year. Please inform the sitter of any changes that may occur.
There will be a sign in sheet by the door with each scheduled activity’s name. Prior to admittance, the sign in sheet must be completed with the child’s name, age, parent location, allergy alerts, and pick up time.
After signing in, both parent and child will be issued matching ID bracelets, which are required to be worn at all times. Children will only be released to the adult wearing a matching ID bracelet, or to an adult whose name is listed as authorized to pick up on the ID card on file in the nursery.
All items brought into the nursery must be labeled with the child’s name. This includes diaper bags, bottles, cups, blanket or anything else your child might need during their visit.
The nursery offers pagers to parents of newborns or anyone that feels it is necessary.
Ill Child Policy
Children with known illnesses are not admitted into the nursery. This includes fever, cloudy mucus, vomiting, diarrhea or rash. If your child becomes ill while in the nursery, you will be contacted to pick them up immediately. When a child has become ill while in the nursery, all other parents will be notified. The best policy is when in doubt stay at home. Your child will be more comfortable.
Early Childhood Ministries Coordinator
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