Nursery & Toddler care

 

NURSERY & TODDLER CARE - Sundays, 9:15am-10:45am, Children's Wing

Our nursery and toddler rooms are staffed by loving, consistent caregivers, under the direction of our nursery & toddler room coordinators. We offer a full program for children ages 0-3 years beginning at 9:15am each Sunday.

 

WHAT TO BRING

Please bring the following items to comfort your child while he or she is in our care:

     - Two disposable diapers or pull-ups

     - Bottle with formula, milk or water

     - Pacifier, special blanket or toy which brings your child a feeling of security and comfort

     - A change of clothes (in case of accident)

     - Please be sure to label everyting with your child's name


CHEKING IN & OUT

When you arrive, a caregiver will meet you at the gate, welcome your child, and take any items or information that will help us care and comfort your child. To help reduce the spread of germs the caregiver will also wipe your child's hands with hand sanitizer before they enter the nursery or toddler rooms.


SNACKS

Infants in our Nursery will be given their bottle when needed (or as instructed by the parent). Infants are held and rocked by caregivers while being fed.

Toddlers will receive a snack of goldfish crackers and water. If your child has food allergies, or if you do not want your child to receive a snack, please indicate this on the sign-in sheet and make a caregiver aware of your request.

A special word to nursing mothers: We are happy to accomodate mothers who would like to breastfeed their child in the nursery. Otherwise, we encourage you to provide a bottle of water or expressed milk. We realize that some infants do not easily take to a bottle, but this gives the caregiver some help in providing a positive experience for your child.

 

Well Child Policy

While we understand that children will inevitably share germs from time to time, our goal is to minimize the number of infections that are brought into the nursery and toddler areas. As parents, we all know how frustrating it is to have a child who is constantly coming home sick from nursery or school care. As a courtesy to other parents, and for the welfare of our children, we ask that you please do not bring a child to the nursery with any of these symptoms:

     • Elevated temperature
     • Diarrhea or vomiting
     • Contagious skin rash
     • Runny nose*

*Any discharge from the nose indicates there may be an infection. Allergies are the exception, and we may request that you provide a doctor's verification for our files.

If any of these symptoms are apparent, we ask that you keep your child with you to avoid exposing other children to infection. Please be aware that our caregivers have been instructed to turn away any children who are showing these symtoms at the time that they are dropped off. If you have any questions regarding health issues, please see the Children's Ministries staff.


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