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Who: Children ages 6 weeks-2 years

When: Sundays 8:30am-12:00pm

Where: Sanctuary Nursery (hallway just to the south of sanctuary)

Description

Jesus called even the littlest of children to himself. Our nursery is staffed by licensed and experienced day care specialists from award-winning Busy Bees Babysitting each Sunday and during special church-sponsored events. Children learn about being at church simply by being in a loving environment a little different than home, a little different than daycare, but with all the same love and care that helps them know they are safe and valued. Parents are welcome to pick up their children during the announcements to participate in holy communion.

Nursery FAQs

Our mission is to provide a safe, loving environment for children to learn about being at church in a way that helps them know they are valued.

Nursery Policies

Nursery childcare is provided for infants (who are at least six weeks old) up to the age of two, Sunday mornings from 8:30am to 12:00 pm. Reservations or pre-registration are not necessary; however, please remain on the church property while your child is in nursery care.

Please help us provide optimal care by observing the following:

  • Fill out a registration card at your child’s first visit and update the card as needed
  • Alert the nursery staff of any allergies your child may have
  • Label all personal items
  • Please do not bring toys from home other than comfort items
    Our nursery staff are not allowed to administer medication

Who will care for my baby while I am in a worship service?

Our nursery is staffed by licensed and experienced childcare specialists from Busy Bees Babysitting each Sunday (and during special church-sponsored events by request). Each of our volunteers has undergone screening and completed the Safeguarding Children Program, a training process that is accompanied by expert advice, policy development, and resources from experienced child protection practitioners.

How do I check in my baby?

At the time of check-in, a nursery staff member will greet you. You will be asked to sign in and provide us with a cell phone number. If we need to contact you during the service, we will send you a text message (please leave your cell phone on vibrate/silent during the service). If your child cries, our caring nursery staff will immediately soothe your child.

What do I bring?

Please label all personal items with your child’s first and last name before arriving. We suggest that you bring the following items in a labeled diaper bag:

  • Two diapers or pull-ups
  • Pacifier, lovey, or other comfort item
  • A bottle or cup of milk, formula, juice, or water (this is suggested even for mothers who nurse).

As long as bottles have water in them and formula pre-measured, bottles do not need to be pre-mixed. We have a bottle warmer to heat bottles if necessary.

Can my baby join me for holy communion during the worship service?

Yes! Parents are welcome to pick up their children during the announcements portion of the service so that everyone may participate in holy communion.

What snacks are available for my child?

We provide a small snack of varying items such as crackers, fruit, cheese, or cookies for our Sunday School classes. These items are also available to children in the nursery on request. Please be sure to tell us of any allergies your children may have.

Well-Child Policy

For the protection of your child and all children in our ministry, we cannot accept a child with a runny nose, fresh cold (four days or less), fever, rash, persistent cough, diarrhea, eye infection, or any other signs of illness. We request that you not place your child in the nursery while they are at risk of exposing other children to their illness. Thank you in advance for helping us to keep everyone in our nursery healthy.

Security Policy

Because the safety of your child is our top priority, parents are required to follow these procedures:

  1. On bringing your child to the nursery entrance, sign in and provide a contact cell phone number on the sheet provided.
  2. Unless the family is known to the nursery worker on duty, the child will be released only to the person who signed in.

For more information, please contact Sarah Petersen (link to Sarah Petersen staff contact).