How old does my baby have to be to start in the nursery?
We welcome your baby to our Infant room anytime after 6 to 8 weeks of age and we continue to accept them until they graduate preschool. The first seeds of faith are born when young children learn to trust through the receipt of consistent, quality care. By providing loving care in a safe and happy environment, our nursery lays the groundwork for the development of a trusting faith in Christ.
Is my baby separated from older toddlers?
We continue to accept youngsters into the nursery until they graduate preschool but we do have a space designated within our nursery area for toddlers who can walk to be separated from newborns and crawlers.
Where is the nursery located at The Well?
Our nursery room is located at the end of the hall straight through the upstairs lounge upon entering the main entrance door.
What do I need to bring?
Your baby or toddler will need a labeled diaper bag with fresh diapers, a change of clothes, a labeled bottle or sippy cup and any items you know your child will need to be content during their time in the nursery. We offer Nilla Wafers and Cheerios to our preschoolers unless instructed otherwise by a parent. An information card will be provided for you to complete with any care-specific instructions for our volunteers.
What are the procedures for checking my child into nursery?
There will be a sign in sheet at the nursery room entrance for you to fill in that records your name, your child/children’s names, your cell phone number and any special care needs you wish to note.
How do you contact me if my child needs me?
You will receive a text message from one of our nursery/preschool leaders with any questions or concerns related to your child/children should any arise.
Who cares for my child?
Our nursery is staffed by church members, and 7th to 12th grade youth who volunteer to serve weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. The volunteers are supervised each Sunday by one of our trained and background checked nursery coordinators.
How does The Well keep parents involved in their child’s experience at church?
After you begin attending regularly, we ask that you participate in our membership process to become a formally commissioned member then we ask that all nursery parents serve in our nursery monthly to quarterly to experience and participate in the environment your child enjoys. Of course, we love it if you volunteer to serve more often!
What are the sanitation procedures in your nursery?
Our nursery is a well-child nursery and we do turn away infants & toddlers with any indication of illness. To prevent the transfer of germs, all baby toys are sanitized, linens are laundered and larger toys & equipment wiped with sanitizing wipes after each use. Periodically, large equipment & toys are washed with soap and water to supplement the sanitizing procedures.