Caring for the littlest members of our “family of families” as we watch them take some of the first steps of growing up.
In the CityChurch nurseries, our goal is to provide children with a comfortable, fun, and enriching time. We believe that we are a “family of families” and that we share in the responsibility of caring for each other’s children and encouraging one another as parents. We look forward to getting to know you and your child!
- ‘Tweeners (ages 1–2)
- Toddlers (ages 2–3)
Nursery care is currently offered during our CityCenter meeting times, on Sunday mornings from 9:15 am and during announced special events or occasions.
CommunicationTo help your child feel comfortable in the nursery and to help us know and serve you and your child better, there is a Nursery Team Leader in each of the nurseries. She will be a consistent person in the nursery every week for two months, so will get to know your child and will serve as a link to the weekly volunteers in carrying out procedures and caring for the children.
ScheduleWe follow a bit of a schedule in the Nurseries to give children a sense of consistency and structure, especially in the Toddler Nursery. A small snack and water are provided. Children will also be invited to participate in a time of active singing. If you have additional questions about our schedule, please feel free to ask the Nursery Team Leader.
DisciplineIn order to provide a fun and safe environment for children we will use a consistent method of discipline. We will begin by telling the child that what he is doing is unnacceptable and try to distract him. If the behavior continues, we will try to remove the child from the situation. If thechild is over 18 months and continues to disobey, we will use timeouts. If the undesirable behavior continues, we will contact a parent to help us deal with the situation. The goal is simply to provide a safe and fun environment for all children.
SicknessWe know that all children get sick and sometimes passing on illness is inevitable. We would like to cut it down to a minimum, so we have a few guidelines for all families to consider before bringing children to the nurseries. Please do not bring your child if any of the following are present.
- Fever of 100 degrees or more in the last 24 hours.
- Vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours.
- Persistent cough, croup, or chest congestion.
- Untreated red, mattering, or crusty eyes.
- Undiagnosed rash.
If you child is mildly ill or has been on antibiotics for 24 hours or more, it should be safe to bring him or her. Anything outside of these guidelines, we simply ask you to use common sense.