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Nursery

Our nursery offers a clean and safe environment for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old. Children are lovingly cared for during this time. Our goal is for parents to feel confident in the child care provided so that they will be able to engage and enjoy the worship service. We have a secure check-in system including a security code needed for pick up. Background checks are done on all our volunteers working with children.

Children are welcomed to attend Spring Run Kids at the age of 3 but can use the nursery up to age 4 if desired.

 
How do I sign my child in?

Upon arriving, you can check in your child at a self-check-in location or a volunteer will be available to check you in when you enter the nursery. The check-in process will ensure your child’s safety during service. You will receive a code that matches the code on your child’s name tag. The security label is required to pick up your child after the service.

Please be sure to notify the nursery volunteers about allergies, potty training, soothing techniques for infants, or any other specific requests or concerns. Be sure to label any extra belongings – sippy cups or bottles, etc. We ask that children not bring toys from home, but if it is necessary to bring a transitional object, be sure that it is clearly labeled as well.


What age children are in the nursery?

Children ages 6 weeks to age 4 are welcomed to use the nursery. Parents of 3-year-olds may decide whether they prefer to put their child in the nursery or for them to attend Spring Run Kids.


Is there a way for me to be contacted during the service if my child needs me?

If you are needed during the service (because your child is hurt, inconsolably fussy for more than 10 minutes, or appears ill, etc), we will text or come find you.


What will my child be doing?

Your child will have an opportunity to hear about God’s love for them, listening to Bible
stories and spiritual songs. Each child will be prayed for. There will also be ample time
for free play with age-appropriate toys. We do have a crib in the infant nursery for naps
when necessary. There is also a place for nursing moms.


What about sick children?

We try to keep our nursery as healthy as possible. We ask that children with a fever, gastrointestinal distress in the last 24 hours, or if they have a thick, colored nasal discharge, not be placed in the nursery. However, because many illnesses are most contagious before symptoms appear, children will pick up colds, etc, in the nursery, just as they would in any group setting. Children who are too sick for the nursery, but well enough to be at church, are welcome in the worship service.

Will my child get a snack?

Snacks will not be provided to children. It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the nursery workers of any allergies or other concerns. This information will be documented so that it reflects on the child’s name label but should also be communicated verbally.


Who is watching my kids?

We believe that the church is a family and that we all have a responsibility for caring for and nurturing our children. As new members join the church, they will be added to the nursery rotation following a cleared background check. Regular attendees may also serve in the nursery after a minimum 3 month waiting period, and a cleared background check. Older children, age 10 and up, may also serve alongside their parents if they wish to do so.


Is the nursery clean?

We have revamped our nursery cleaning procedures and put many new ones in place to ensure a clean environment for your child(ren). The nursery is fogged each Sunday after the second service. Toys will be cleaned after each service. Workers wash hands upon arrival and after all diaper changes or toileting. There are sinks, diaper changing stations, and restrooms conveniently located in and near the nursery rooms.


Is the nursery safe?

Our nursery is as safe as possible. Background checks are required on anyone serving in the nursery over 18 years of age. We require volunteers to be members of the church or regular attenders for at least three months. We have a secure electronic check in system to ensure your child’s safety. We know that you will not be able to fully worship unless you are confident your child is safe. We do everything possible to make that happen. We also have a first aid kit on hand. Many of our nursery volunteers are parents and/or teachers.

Nursery Wellness Policy

We admit healthy children! Please take care that your child does not have
any of the following symptoms:

• A fever of 100 or higher in the last 24 hours
• A runny nose
• Eye drainage
• Coughing
• Diarrhea
• Questionable rash
• Vomiting in the last 24 hours
• Head lice
• Started antibiotics in the last 24 hours
• If you are unsure and think your child may be coming down with
something, please do not risk the health of the other children.

If your child has a continually runny nose or rash due to non-contagious allergies or teething, please let us know. We realize that some symptoms hang on long after the child is no longer contagious. Children who are too sick for the nursery, but well enough to be at church, are welcome in the worship service. Please help us keep our nursery healthy.