Nursery Guidelines

Our children are our greatest assets!

It is our desire to give them the very best of care. Our goal is that your child’s first experiences of the church be positive ones. Therefore, we ask your cooperation in observing a few regulations for the welfare of all concerned.

  1. A Nursery Registration Form must be completed for each child, so that we have the necessary information regarding your child’s needs.
  2. Our nursery can only accommodate infants (at least 3 months of age) up to the start of Kindergarten. We have invested in age-appropriate toys and games for children in this age group only. Older children need more space to play and move about than our space permits and may become a physical threat to toddlers.
  3. Nursery care is provided for various church functions. You are expected to attend the church function if you bring your child to the Nursery. Children must be picked up within 10 minutes after an event is over. Please fill out the sign-in sheet when your child attends the nursery.
  4. If your child has any symptoms of illness, please do not bring him/her to the nursery. If your child becomes sick while in the nursery, you will be called and asked to pick him/her up. Your considerations for others will mean less illness for all of our children. Please keep your child home if you observe any of the following symptoms: excessive or colored nasal discharge, congestion, fever, rash, chills, lethargy, vomiting, pale or flushed skin, red or sore throat, coughing, diarrhea, watery or red eyes.
  5. Please label all of your child’s possessions – diaper bags, cups, bottles, pacifiers, toys, etc.
  6. Parents are to furnish their children’s disposable diapers, formulas, and juice. All bottles should be ready for feeding, labeled and capped.
  7. If your child is in the process of potty training, please provide a change of clothing including socks and shoes, in a zip-lock bag with your child’s name on the bag. We have provided stickers to alert staff of those children who are “In Training”.
  8. All children need to have appropriate footwear on while in the nursery. Crawlers need to have socks and walkers need to wear shoes.
  9. Please have all open sores covered with band-aids or gauze.
  10. Gum is not permitted in the nursery.
  11. Any child can have a bad day.  At any time, if the caregivers are unable to control your child with verbal messages, then a small group leader will contact you.  If a child is seriously upset for 10 minutes and can not be calmed down, you will be contacted and asked to help calm the child and try again.  It may take more time for some children to adjust to the separation.
  12. At times the nursery can get congested while parents are signing their children in for the day.  Please be patient during this process.

Sickness Policy

The New Hope Sickness Policy protects children and staff who are well. If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep them home so that they can get adequate rest. This is also imperative to their good health and a faster recovery.

  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Yellow/Green Mucus Drainage
  • Excessive Clear Mucus Drainage

These symptoms must not be present for 24 hours, without the use of medicine, before bringing them to the nursery.

We will do our very best to keep your child healthy while they are with us. We take great care to ensure a germ free as possible environment.

If any of these symptoms occur while in our care, we will notify you at once. Thank you for your assistance :)

Questions? Please email Pam Poland.