Nursery

OUR MISSION…

The New Hope Nursery ministry exists to glorify God by providing loving and competent care for little ones as their parents worship and serve.

Nursery is provided for children 3 years and under.

WHAT TO EXPECT…

  • Parents can check-in and drop off their children up to 15 minutes prior to the start of the worship service.
  • Please have your child’s personal items (diaper bags, bottles, etc.) labeled to identify them as yours. We have labels in the nursery if needed. Note: Due to COVID-19, we ask that you only bring what is absolutely necessary for your child’s needs during the time they will be in the Nursery (ie: diaper, pacifier, bottle.) If you feel they may need other items, we ask that you keep them with you and we will notify you if the need arises. At this time we are not offering snacks due to sanitation precautions. Please make sure your child is well fed before dropping them off.
  • Our nursery aims to be staffed at a 3:1 staff to child ratio to ensure the children’s safety.

DIAPER CHANGES…

  • Please bring your own diapers. We keep extra on hand for emergencies but will use yours first.
  • If you do not want your child changed by our nursery staff, please let the staff know when your child is signed in.

NURSING MOTHERS…

  • Nursing mothers are welcome to use Rm# 205 during the service as needed. This room is located in the West-wing hallway at the very end. There are a couple of rocking chairs, a changing table, and a live sermon feed.

SNACKS…

  • Note: At this time we are not offering snacks due to sanitation precautions.  Please make sure your child is well fed before dropping them off.
  • Ensure any allergies or restrictions are listed in the Child Check-in system, so that the staff can see this information on their Check-in tags.

LAUNDRY & TOYS…

  • Toys are washed and sanitized between each service and the Nursery is thoroughly sanitized each week. We strive for a safe and healthy environment.

RELEASING BABIES…

  • Please adhere to the Child Check In policy and bring your corresponding tag to pick up your child. Parent and child tags are printed together with a unique number each week to ensure the children’s safety.
  • Please plan to pick up your child/children immediately following the service.

SICK/INJURED BABIES…

  • We ask that you do not admit babies that are running a fever, coughing or appear to be ill. If a runny nose is clear and not accompanied by other symptoms, the child may be admitted.
  • If a baby becomes ill or injured while in our care, the parent/guardian listed on the Child Checkin tag will be notified immediately.
  • We strive to maintain a safe and healthy environment for the children.

CHILD PROTECTION POLICIES…

  • All nursery staff must apply and be approved by church leadership, following a background check.
  • Two-adult rule:  There must always be at least two approved adults, or one adult and one teen helper (16 years or older) on duty in the nursery.
  • Only female staff change diapers or tend to bathroom needs.
  • Youth helpers may only stand while holding the children if the child can walk independently.