Helpful Information for Those New to The Nursery
Leaving your child, especially for the first time in a new place, can be a stressful situation for both you and your child. Here are a few helpful hints to make the transition easier.
- Talk with your child before you come. Tell them where you are going and when you’ll be back.
- When you arrive, see the room where your child will be. Talk with them about the toys you see and meet the staff who is in that room for the day.
- Please sign your child in on the sign-in sheet at the desk.
- Please fill out a name sticker so each of our volunteers and staff members can call your child by name.
- A pager system is in place so that you can be reached quickly in case of an emergency.
- If a child is crying and is inconsolable, a childcare staff member will use the pager system to contact you.
- Only the parent(s) who dropped off the child can pick them up unless prior written notification has been given to the childcare staff.
- Older siblings (under age 18) may not pick up a child.
- If a childcare staff member is in doubt about your identification, they may ask you to present a drivers license of other form of identification. We ask your cooperation in keeping every child safe.
What to bring
- Two or more disposable diapers (Diapers are checked once every 60 minutes.)
- Baby wipes
- Pacifier or other comfort item
- Change of clothes
- A bottle or sippy cup
- Please clearly label diaper bags and other items with your child’s name or initials.
Snacks and water are provided during the 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning service. Please do not bring outside snacks into the childcare area.
Please do not bring a sick child to the childcare area. A sick child is defined as one with a fever, persistent cough, diarrhea, redness of the eyes, runny nose, rash, vomiting or a communicable disease. The child must be symptom and fever free before coming to the childcare area. The childcare staff may ask you about symptoms they observe when your child comes to the area. Please let the staff know if your doctor has confirmed your child has a condition such as asthma or an allergy that imitates symptoms of communicable diseases. Children who become ill while in the childcare area will be lovingly cared for in an isolated area until a parent can come get them.