Our goal is to provide a safe and spiritually stimulating environment for our most precious gifts from God — our children. We are committed to providing a loving, nurturing atmosphere in our nursery.

(FUMCLV is a Safe Sanctuaries Church and all Kids Zone nursery employees and volunteers are required to have a background check.  Your children may be photographed or video recorded for Church purposes.)

Class Schedule

Care is available on Wednesday evenings for ages 6 weeks through 5th grade in Rooms 216.

Nurseries are provided on Sunday mornings for 9:30 & 11:00 adult worship services for 6 weeks to Kindergarten (see below).

Class Age Location
Mustard Seed A  Baby/Toddler Room 215
Mustard Seed B 2’s and 3’s Room 213
Children’s Church Age 3 or 4 by Sept. 1 Room 214

Our Staff

All of our nursery employees are carefully screened and selected before beginning work in our nursery.

Our staff is CPR and first aid certified. We strive to ensure that our nurseries are efficient, safe and sanitary.

Check-In

  • Our nursery staff arrives early to prepare their classrooms.
  • Children can be checked-in 10 minutes prior to Sunday worship and other scheduled activities.
  • Check your child(ren) at their room(s). (If it is your first time visit, please check-in with a staff member.)
  • Parents, please hand children over the half door, or for older children, open the door and close it immediately. (One child at a time please.)

Pick-Up

  • Your child will only be released to authorized adults in your online profile. (brightwheel app)
  • Adults may be asked for an id at pick-up.

Security

Security is of the highest priority for our nursery.

On your first visit, your child will be entered into brightwheel.  You are encouraged to download the brightwheel app to complete your child’s profile for secure pick up and communication.

Please keep your phone on vibrate at all times while your child is with us in the nursery.

What To Bring

Here are a few things we recommend you bring with your children when they visit the nursery:

  1. Bottle/Cup, disposable diapers (Children who are not fully potty trained must be in a diaper or pull-up), pacifier, etc.
  2. If your child uses a pacifier, we require that you bring the clip-on type.
  3. A spill proof cup with clear liquid for snack time clearly labeled with your child’s name.
  4. Complete change of clothes.

*Please be sure all personal items are labeled including diaper bag or backpack.
*If you are in the early stages of potty training, please let your child’s teacher know, so we may support you in your efforts.

Behavior and Discipline

We utilize positive reinforcement methods, such as speaking to the child about what was done, refocusing his or her attention and, if needed, providing short periods of time away from the group until the child can act appropriately.

Good behavior is always expected of children in the nursery. If a child’s behavior becomes disruptive to other children, parents will be called for a conference or for discussion of possible solutions.

Sickness

Please do not bring sick or contagious children to the nursery. If a child is showing signs of fever or infection, we reserve the right to return the child to the parent. Signs of illness include, but are not limited to:

  • Severe or persistent cough
  • Unexplained rash or spots
  • Yellow or green discharge (from nose, eyes or ears)
  • Earache
  • Sore throat
  • Temperature over 100 degrees
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Any skin infection

Children may return to the nursery after they have been symptom free or on antibiotics for a full 24 hours. We cannot administer any medication to children. Please do not place any medication in a child’s bottle or cup. If your child has a diaper rash, please advise the nursery staff.

We will administer a topical ointment if the ointment is provided in the child’s diaper bag with written parental permission.

The nursery staff have the final responsibility of determining whether or not a child may stay in the nursery. We have the authority to refuse to take a child who appears to be ill, and also notify parents if a child becomes ill during attendance and needs to be taken home.

General Guidelines

We require that parents remain at the church while children are in the nursery. Our weekday and evening nurseries are not equipped to provide care to children whom a church member is sitting or providing home daycare. During the week, nursery is provided for approved church related functions through pre-planning and scheduling by the event leader.

Children are not allowed to bring food into the classrooms. Parents are more than welcome to use the Spotlight Cafe to feed their children before bringing them to the nursery. Generally, a light snack is served during each scheduled nursery.

Please make the nursery staff aware of any food allergies your child may have. Please see that we are advised in a detailed, written format explaining all specific allergies and reactions.

Due to State of Georgia guidelines on non-licensed childcare facilities, children under the age of 2 may not be in nursery care for more than 8 hours per week.

Older Childcare

When needed, we are committed to providing older childcare for children who are in 1st to 5th grade. This program was established to support parents in their church involvement when Children’s Ministry events are not available.

For your child’s safety, we request that you not leave your children unattended at any time in any area of the church facilities. If a parent chooses not to use our older childcare program, the child or children must remain with their parent.

We recommend that your children bring one of the following for their use during the program:

  • Homework
  • Games
  • Reading material
  • “G” rated movies

Nursery staff reserve the right to set aside any materials that are not appropriate or are disruptive to the group. All policies previously stated for younger children regarding behavior, sickness, security and food are the same for older children.