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Nursery Information

Welcome to our Childcare Ministry!

The purpose of our Childcare Ministry is to provide a safe and secure Christian environment where children may experience God’s love! It is our intent to ensure an atmosphere that is not only pleasant for children and reassuring for the parents/guardians, but also encourages the beginning of a friendly relationship with the church. With this purpose in mind, we offer these policies to establish a mutual understanding of expectations.

On Sunday, childcare is offered during the 8:15 a.m. and the 11:00 a.m. worship services and during 9:30 a.m. Sunday School. We employ professional childcare providers who have served in the nursery for many years, are trained in infant and child CPR and first aid, and are in compliance with our church’s Child Protection Policy. We require each child be signed in by a parent/guardian, and we ask that newcomers complete a registration form. We do use a paging system to notify you when your child is extremely unsettled, sick or of course, in case of an emergency.

Please note that all childcare services that use our church facilities must be arranged and authorized by Cindy Banek, Director of Christian Education and Discipleship (cbanek@williamsburgumc.org or (757) 229-1771 ext 258).

Sunday Morning Childcare Schedule

8:15 a.m. Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool (up to 4-years-old): Begin in Room 203

9:30 a.m.

Infants and Toddlers: Room 203

11:00 a.m.

Infants and Toddlers: Room 203

2- and 3-year-olds: Room 204

4-year-olds – First Grade: Children’s Church, Room 207

Childcare Guidelines for Parents

General

  • Childcare facilities will be open 15 minutes prior to regular church services and approximately 15 minutes after church services. Childcare facilities are also available to support mid-week ministries.
  • Parents/guardians should pick up children immediately following the conclusion of a worship service or event.
  • Childcare facilities are available for parents/guardians attending church related activities only.
  • All children must be signed-in by the parent/guardian when they are placed in childcare, and all information on the sign- in sheet must be provided.
  • Please do not send siblings to pick up children from childcare. Children will be released only to adults.
  • Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to take one of the silent beepers for instant notification.
  • Clothing

  • Diaper bags, clothing and other personal items must be labeled with the child’s name.
  • Disposable diapers are preferred.
  • Nursery-age children undergoing toilet training should have with them a change of clothing in a labeled bag.
  • It is not advisable for your child to bring personal toys or other valued possessions unless it is a security item such as a blanket or pacifier.
  • Illness

  • Children who are sick (fever, colored mucus, coughing, vomiting within the last 24 hours, skin rash, thrush, pink-eye) will not be permitted to be in the childcare facilities.
  • If your child develops a fever or other illness while at the church, you will be asked to take your child home so as to provide treatment.
  • Medication will not be give to any child in childcare. However, please advise the lead childcare provider if your child has an epi-pin.
  • Parents/guardians must report any food allergies to the childcare staff.
  • Food

  • Please do not schedule any major feedings when your child will be in childcare. The staff will give bottles to infants and will serve age-appropriate snacks to toddlers and preschoolers.
  • If your child has a food allergy or a special need related to food, please notify the childcare staff.
  • We do have a private area for nursing mothers.
  • For more information, contact Cindy Banek, Director of Christian Education and Discipleship (cbanek@williamsburgumc.org or (757) 229-1771 ext 258).
  • We are a Safe Sanctuaries church. To view our policy, click here.

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