Nursery Ministry | Sunshine Ridge

Sunshine Ridge Nursery ministry is designed to minister to children (birth to 4 years old). We are passionate about children learning about Jesus in a way they understand. Providing a safe, clean, age-appropriate environment where the Bible is taught in a creative, relevant way is important. Children will experience who God is through singing, playing, listening and creating, under the loving direction of qualified workers.

We understand giving the care of your child to someone you may not know, can be an uncomfortable experience. We understand your concern and have taken all steps within our power to ensure you and your child have a wonderful time here. Our nursery is staffed with regular volunteers and workers made up of adults and qualified teens over 16. We have worker to child ratios established in each room, based the age of the children and room capacity. All of our nursery staff have passed a criminal background check to ensure a safe environment for every child under our nursery staff’s care.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Hugs- Sunshine Ridge (Kelly Sass – Nursery Director)

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)

  • When You Arrive
  • What We Provide
  • Safety and Security

Tab 1

Your kids are important to us!  Safety is vital as families entrust their children to us each week.  We take safety and security very seriously for two very important reasons.  First, children are precious to us and we strive to take the best care of them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Secondly, we want you to feel comfortable leaving your child in our care.  We want parents to be able to participate in worship and Bible study knowing that their children are being cared for in the best possible way.  You and your child will be given matching security tags that are exclusive to your family and your visit.  Your child will need to wear the name badge portion of your matching security tags, which bears a code that is matched to your portion during checkout at the end of the service.  During checkout, you will return to the nursery and show your tag in order for your child to be released to back to you.The following is a list of steps that we have taken to ensure that all children are safe and secure in the Children’s Ministry department:

• Volunteers and paid staff are screened (including a background check) and receive training before working in any classroom
• We maintain a “two adult rule” in all classrooms
• Security name tags are used for all children in our church nursery
• Silent pagers are available (for parents of infants and toddlers)
• There is only one entrance and exit into the nursery area and the only the approved workers for that shift may be in the nursery at that time.

Tab 2

Nursery Hours
The nursery opens at 9:15 and closes 15 minutes after the Sunday morning service ends. It is best to promptly pick up your children, since little ones sometimes start to worry once they see others leaving.Snacks
Snacks, (generally consisting of cheerios, fruit loops, crackers and water) are given to children aged 2-4, during their time with us.  If your child has any allergies, please indicate it on their security nametag and let the nursery director know.  In addition, please feel free to bring an appropriate snack from home and we can give it your child during the designated snack time.Curriculum
We believe that even our littlest ones can learn!  Regular learning experiences are planned and reinforced with songs, Bible stories, and age-appropriate learning activities.  We strive to bring stories to life though activities and discussion that keeps children engaged.  We want all children to love God’s Word and understand the value of applying it to their lives.Family Take-Home Pages
Each child will receive an age-appropriate activity page that includes the week’s Bible story, Bible verse, and a related activity.  Parents can reinforce what was learned at church by reading the story and the Bible verse at home during the week.

Tab 3

Your kids are important to us!  Safety is vital as families entrust their children to us each week.  We take safety and security very seriously for two very important reasons.  First, children are precious to us and we strive to take the best care of them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Secondly, we want you to feel comfortable leaving your child in our care.  We want parents to be able to participate in worship and Bible study knowing that their children are being cared for in the best possible way.  You and your child will be given matching security nametags that are exclusive to your family and your visit.  Your child will need to wear the name badge portion of your matching security tags, which bears a code that is matched to your portion during checkout at the end of the service.  During checkout, you will return to your child’s room and show your tag in order for your child to be released to back to you.The following is a list of steps that we have taken to ensure that all children are safe and secure in the Children’s Ministry department:
• Volunteers & paid staff are screened (including a background check) and & training before working in any classroom

• We maintain a “two adult rule” in all classrooms
• Security nametags are used for all children in our church
• Silent pagers are available (for parents of infants and toddlers)

 
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