Slideshow - Childrens Ministry

Nursery

Birth to 30 months

Our nursery provides a safe and comfortable place for parents to leave their infants and toddlers as they have their time of worship. Through simple stories, music and fun age appropriate play, infants and toddlers learn how much God loves them, and how easy it is for them to love Him back. We invite you, as parents of an infant or toddler, to visit our Nursery at any time.

We are excited to get to know you and quickly welcome your child into our fun, friendly, faith community.

We have an AMAZING team of volunteers who, like you, are thrilled to grow close to Jesus and to shower affection on your child.

The environment

  • Clean: Toys, bedding, mats, swings, etc are all disinfected every other week.
  • Safety locks are on all cabinets.
  • No accessible cords or plugs.
  • Age Appropriate toys.
  • A Wellness policy.
  • Safe Ratios:
    a. Infants-Birth to Walking: at least one caregiver to every two infants.
    b. Toddlers-Walking until 2 years old: at least one caregiver to every three toddlers.
  • Our Caregivers:
    a. Well-trained
    b. Undergo an application process including a criminal background check.
    c. Only woman caregivers change diaper

Wellness policy

In order to keep our nursery a safe and healthy place, we require that you keep your child in your care if they have experienced the following symptoms within the past 24 hours:

  • Fever
  • Rash or skin infection
  • Persistent Cough
  • Non-clear runny nose.   

Separation and security

  • Pagers are provided for parents during the service so that contact can be made if the child needs their parent.
  • Children are only released to the person with the matching child claim check that corresponds with the child’s number. This person must be at least 18 years old.
  • Parents are welcome and encouraged to remain with their child until they are adjusted to the nursery.
  • Parents are welcome to check back if their child was crying when checked into the nursery.
  • All children remain in their rooms during the service.

Children will be allowed to cry no more than 10 consecutive minutes before the parent is notified unless otherwise requested.

Check-in

  • First Time Guests
    • Bring your child along with a diaper bag to the Nursery counter. There a greeter will ask you to fill out the online registration form which includes information about your child and their needs.
    • At this time you will receive a parent claim check with a corresponding number to your child. If you are needed at any time while you are away from your child, the number will be displayed on the bottom of screen in the Sanctuary in request that you come to the Nursery. Your Parent claim check is your “ticket” to pick your child up at the end of the day.
  • Check-in Procedure (for 2nd time guests and regular attendees)
    • Once the online registration form has been filled out, you and your child’s information will be entered into our system to use the computerized check-in. The steps are to follow:
      • Enter the first 3 letters of your last name that you provided on your form.
      • Select your family from a list of names.
      • Click the “Check-in”
      • Press enter and your badge will print at the counter.

NURSERY:

The nursery is where we meet the needs of the youngest in our church family.  Our time with these little ones - newborn through up to 30 months - is spent singing songs, engaging them in play, and teaching simple lessons about the Lord.  This ministry allows parents to worship the Lord unencumbered.  Volunteers come in twice a month and wash all of our toys to ensure that they are all clean and disinfected.

NURSING ROOM:

If you are new at Cloverdale Baptist church and have a baby with you in service, we have a Nursing Mom's room located on the west side of the Nursery just off the Sanctuary.  There you will find a private, quiet, and soft atmosphere where you can still see and hear the service through a TV monitor while you feed your infant, change a diaper, or rock your little one to sleep.
 

This room is for women only, please, no dads.