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.
  • In addition to the Child Checkin system, be sure to sign the check-in sheet in the nursery.
  • Please have your child’s personal items (diaper bags, bottles, etc.) labeled to identify them as yours.
  • A limited number of pagers can be provided upon request – this allows the staff to contact you during service if needed.
  • Our nursery aims to be staffed at a 3:1 staff to child ratio to ensure the children’s safety. On rare occasions, capacity may be exceeded and we may not have room for your child.

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 nurse behind the privacy screen located in the back of the nursery.

SNACKS…

  • The nursery provides snacks. We also offer gluten-free options for those who need it. If your child has allergies or other restrictions, please plan to bring your own pre-labeled snacks. Also ensure any allergies or restrictions are listed in the Child
    Checkin system, so that the staff can see this information on their Checkin tags.

LAUNDRY & TOYS…

  • Toys are washed and sterilized each week. We strive for a safe and healthy environment.

RELEASING BABIES…

  • Please adhere to the Child Checkin 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 children within 5 minutes of the worship service ending.

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 (14 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.

We promote both safety and smiles!