Welcome to Our Nursery
“Behold, children are a heritage
from the Lord, the fruit of the womb,
a reward.” Psalm 127:3, ESV
We welcome babies, birth through 18 months in our nursery. We provide clean, safe, secure, and nurturing care. Each of our nursery volunteers has attended the church for a minimum of six months, and passed a background check. Additionally, each of our coordinators and many of our volunteers have received infant CPR training including choking. And, we adhere to the recommended child/adult ratio of two babies (0-6 months) to one adult, three crawlers (6-12 months) to one adult, and four toddlers (12-18 months) to one adult.
In addition to providing excellent care, our nursery provides sleeping areas, baby swings, high chairs, and a variety of toys and items for play. Additionally, there is a private changing area and a private nursing room. Your child will be assigned a “cubby” where you can keep your child’s items. Please label all items that you bring for your child such as a diaper bag, bottles/sippy cups, and pacifiers.
Upon your first visit, please complete a “Child Card” so our volunteers have the needed information on your child including any allergies, medical conditions, or special accommodations that need to be met.
Upon each visit, please sign in your child, take a pager, and note the pager number on the sign in sheet. This will allow us to page you if there is a need for you to return to the nursery during the services.
It is our policy that each child shall be permitted to leave only with the person who drops him/her off. If your needs require that someone else pick up your child, please notify the nursery staff when dropping off. Please let that person know we will ask for ID to ensure the safety of your child. Also, in an effort to minimize traffic in the Nursery, please have one adult only (no siblings) drop off and pick up your child when at all possible.
Finally, to ensure a healthy nursery, please adhere to our sickness policy as outlined below:
If your child has had any of the following symptoms within the past 48 hours, please keep him/her home: fever, colored nasal discharge, conjunctivitis (“pink eye”), eye or ear discharge, vomiting or diarrhea, skin infections, chronic cough or sore throat, cold sores around mouth, impetigo, active chicken pox or recent chicken pox vaccine (within 3 days), and any acute infectious disease.
If your child is being treated with antibiotics, they should be on the medication at least 24 hours prior to coming to the nursery. Please also note our workers cannot administer any type of medication. If your child has a clear runny nose or other symptoms due to allergies, please let us know. We realize some symptoms hang on when a child is not contagious. Thank you for doing your part in ensuring a healthy and comfortable nursery.
If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact:
Dale and Dave Canatella, Nursery Coordinators, 410-877-2816, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Ward, Director of Children’s Ministries, 410-256-8880, email@example.com
We are excited to welcome your child to our Nursery!