At Grace Point, we believe that ‘welcoming the little children’ begins at an early age and so we provide high-quality nursery care that is loving and invites our wee ones to feel like they belong to the Grace Point family!
It is our desire that our nursery care be a happy and pleasant experience for all the children who attend! We also want you to enjoy the worship service, knowing that your child is receiving our best care!
The children in our nursery are cared for by a group of volunteers who devote their time and attention to the individual needs of each child. As the safety of our children is of utmost importance to us, each caregiver has received “Plan to Protect” training and has security clearance.
Sign in and out
Children must be signed in and out using our computer registration system. A picture of child and parents will be taken and allergies will be noted and will appear on the child’s nametag. A nametag will be placed on your child and you will be given an “in” slip to provide the nursery volunteer with. Should we need to reach you during the service your child’s unique ID number will be posted on the sanctuary screen and you will receive a text message. When it is time to check out your child your face will be matched with your picture and an “out” slip will be printed.
Feeding and Sleeping Room
In our nursery we have a room with two play pens for naps and a rocking chair for parents to feed their children. If you would like your child to have a quiet dark place to nap during service you are welcome to use this room.
Babies and Crawlers
Only babies and crawlers are to be in the front portion of the nursery. This ensures their safety and age-appropriate toys. A little snack will be served half way through the service. If you do not wish your child to receive a snack please let the check in volunteer know.
Toddlers must stay behind the divider in the babies and crawlers area. Half way through the service the toddlers will be provided with a little snack. We have numerous activities for your child to explore including: coloring, a slide and climb jungle gym, playhouse, storybook corner, building blocks, train station and lots of cars, trucks and little people.
Good Health Guidelines
We want to provide a healthy environment in our nursery, so we ask parents to keep a child at home when they observe any of the following:
- Discharge in or around the eyes
- Excessive Coughing
- Any Communicable Diseases
- Questionable Rash
- Runny Nose
If your child has any of the above symptoms, we will not accept them into our care. You are welcome to sit in the parent’s room and watch a broadcast of the service located beside the sanctuary. If a child becomes ill while in our care, we will notify parents immediately.
For the children’s protection, we ask our caregivers to follow the same guidelines.
Transitioning from Nursery to Preschool
When a child turns three AND is potty-trained they may transition to the preschool programming in the GraceKidz children’s wing.