Nursery Policies 2017-04-30T10:49:20+00:00

GENERAL POLICIES

Nursery rooms are open 15 minutes prior to regularly scheduled services, Bible Studies or oncampus
activities that have prior reservations.

Parents should come for their children immediately following the Bible study or service they
have attended. This helps prevent the apprehension your child feels when they are left waiting
for you to return.

To avoid congestion in our nursery and preschool areas, we ask that only one parent, following
proper security procedures, pick up the child.

Please see that items belonging to your child are properly labeled. This should include:

  • Diaper bag
  • Disposible Diapers
  • Bottles
  • Pacifiers
  • Drinking Cups
  • Clothing
  • Blankets

We are not responsible for personal items left in the diaper bag, such as keys, cell phones, etc.
We recommend using a paint pen on bottles or cups so they do not have to be relabeled each
time they are cleaned.

Children should not bring personal toys to church.
Parents are asked to refrain from entering the room as a safety and health precaution for all
children.

FOOD POLICIES

Babies will be fed pre-measured formula, milk, or juice as provided only by the parent. Each
toddler and young preschooler (up to age three) will be provided with a snack of Cheerios or
crackers and apple juice.

If your child has any food allergies, please be sure to write this on the sign in sheet and security sticker.

Medications cannot be given by our staff. Please do not put any type of medication in your
child’s bottle or cup.

Send only plastic baby bottles and drinking cups in child’s bag.

CLOTHING HINTS

Please include a change of clothing each time your child comes to church. Spilling or soiling
may occur and they will be much happier if they have familiar clothes to put on.

For your child’s comfort and enjoyment, it is suggested that they be dressed in comfortable,
machine-washable clothing that will not restrict free movement.

Lost items will be kept in the nursery suite for one month, then donated to charity.

HEALTH POLICIES

In an effort to ensure that your child’s experience is happy and healthy, we encourage parents to
make sure that they child meets the standards of health that we have established, in order to prevent
the spread of illness.

Children will be excluded from the childcare setting for the following:

  1. Illness that prevents your child from comfortably participating in program activities.
  2. Free of any fever for 24 hours without medication.
  3. Any of the following signs suggesting severe illness, fever, lethargy, irritability, persistent
    crying, signs of difficulty in breathing, or other manifestations of possible severe illness.
  4. Vomiting or diarrhea anytime during the previous 24 hours.
  5. Mouth sores associated with drooling unless deemed noninfectious by your physician.
  6. Rash accompanied by fever.
  7. Drainage or redness that could possibly be considered conjunctivitis (“pink eye”).
  8. Head lice or scabies.
  9. Chickenpox, measles, mumps, tuberculosis, pertussis (“whooping cough”) and hepatitis A until
    deemed noninfectious by your physician.
  10. Impetigo, until 24 hours after treatment has been initiated.
  11. Streptococcal pharyngitis (“strep throat”) until 24 hours after treatment has been initiated.

If your child does not meet all of the above criteria, we ask that you do not bring them to the
ministry areas until they do meet all of the above criteria. If you have questions concerning any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact our Children’s Director at 344-8327.

Health policies are posted in each room, and strictly enforced. Babies and workers who have
been sick in the last 24 hours, or appear ill, will not be admitted to the nursery.

VIDEO SECURITY

A video security system is installed in each room of the nursery suite and in the hallway.

SECURITY

A pager will be given to the parents of each child in the nursery suite (under age two). In
addition, parents of any preschooler may request a pager if they feel it is warranted in their
situation. Pagers are located in the nursery suite. Parents will also receive a security sticker with a number that matches the sticker on their child. Parents must have a security sticker picking up their child.