children using the nursery are asked to volunteer to staff the
nursery on a rotating basis. Teen volunteers are asked to assist
the parent volunteers and/or Nursery staff.
volunteers may work with the Infants. 6th, 7th,
and 8th graders may work with the Toddlers.
promptly - 15 minutes prior to the last service for that morning.
Read the sign-in
sheet to note any allergies or special needs of the children.
children should bring labeled diapers, wipes, and
bottle or sippy cup to avoid unnecessary sharing. Place all
childrenís personal items (labeled) in the cubbies above the
toys from home from being brought into the nursery. They are
difficult to keep up with and we canít guarantee their safe return
on a hectic day!
under 2 should remain in the nursery room (room with changing table
and supplies). All children between the ages of 2 and 5 should
remain in the middle room. Children 5 and over should attend church
with their families since we do not currently have the room or the
staff to accommodate them.
should occur at least once during a nursery visit. The
changing station has all the necessary supplies. It is imperative
that hands be washed or sanitized after each change. Dirty
diapers should be placed in the trash can and removed (tied off!) to
the large can in the hallway after the last service of the day. No
child should be allowed to leave the nursery with a dirty diaper.
If a child does
not settle down or continues to cry consistently for 12 minutes,
please send a nursery caregiver to get the parents. Please
encourage the parents to try the nursery again next Sunday!
If children are
not drinking from their bottles or cups, place them out of reach of
Snacks should not
be served while the children are in the nursery unless it is an
If the weather
permits and there are enough care givers, children (with permission
indicated on the sign-in sheet) can go to the playground. One
nursery parent and one teen volunteer must accompany the children to
the playground. No less than two (2) responsible adults must be
with the children indoors at all times.
Videos need to be
restricted to Bible stories and those appropriate for children under
Sick children are
not allowed to stay in the nursery. If a child becomes ill during
the service, isolate them from other children and send another
nursery caregiver to find the parents. The child will need to be
removed from the nursery.
Do not release
any child to any person other than the adult who
dropped off that child.