Nursery – Procedures and Guidelines

Living Word Baptist Church

Nursery Guidelines

For LWBC Workers

 

Check-In: 

  • Rachel or Joy will usually be there to check-in children (especially on Sun am) so that all workers can be in the nursery with the children.
  • If we are not there, one worker does check-in while the other workers stay in nursery. This will cut down on confusion and crowdedness in our small hallway.
  • Please label child’s back and sippy cut with masking tape.
  • Give the parent a pager. Most LWBC children have been assigned a pager number. Make sure the pager is turned on and write the pager number on the white board. (The number is located on the back of the pager.)
  • Place child’s bag and other belongings ( shoes, toys) in corresponding numbered bins ( same # as pager)
  • For visitors, give parent a brochure and an unassigned pager.
  • Check children in on the attendance sheet that is located on the wall.

Check-out:

  • If you are not familiar with the families or the child, refer to ID security sheet (located just inside nursery door) to make sure the photo and name matches the child. No One except for people on child’s ID sheet may pick up Child. If child does not have ID sheet then parent must turn in correct pager in order to receive child.
  • Always make sure you receive pager back from parent before they may pick up the child.
  • Give parent all child’s belongings including sippy cup.
  • Tell parent how everything went
  • Turn pager off and erase child’s name from board.
  • After all the children have gone, follow cleanup instructions and as you leave make sure you close and lock the pager boxes. 

General:

  • Please try your hardest to be in Nursery 15 minutes ahead off time so parents will have enough time to drop off children.
  • Please keep the half door locked at all times. Some children may try to leave the nursery. Parents are to wait in the hall for a worker to assist them.
  • Do not take a child out of the nursery unless of an emergency.
  • Do not leave any child unattended for any reason. Page Rachel or Joy if you need help.
  • If a child needs to use the potty, or a worker, use the bathroom located in the toddler nursery.
  • Always wash your hands and the child’s hands after potty time.
  • Change the child’s diaper when needed. Wear gloves with every diaper change. Use hand sanitizer after every diaper change.
  • Men are never allowed to change a child’s diaper unless they are the father of the child.
  • If Rachel or Joy are needed during services, please do not hesitate to page us. Our pager number will be written on the board.
  • Page Rachel or Joy If Any Accident Occurs (sick, fall, bite, soiled clothes, etc.). We will need to fill out an Incident Report.
  • Please report any minor incident of scrape, bump, upset child, etc. to both parent and to Rachel or Joy.
  • If we feel that any child is behaving in a way that is detrimental to the other children or workers, we will notify the parents and the and after three warnings we will ask the parent to not bring child for_____________ period of time, depending on the situation.
  • If a child cannot be consoled or is hurt, page the child’s parent.
  • Do not give any medication to children. If a child is sick, page the parent and only the parent may give the medication.
  • If there are any toys, furniture, supplies, or snacks that need to be replaced or filled, please let us know. You are the best judge on the condition of the nurseries and we value your opinion. Please write down suggestions and needed items and place in suggestion box.
  • Please no food or drink of any kind allowed in the nursery except for sippy cups and provided snacks.
  • Play with all children.
  • Have a smile in your heart and on your face when you are with the children and parents. We always want our nursery to be a testimony to others and an uplifting place to be.

Schedules:

  • We will always try to have the schedule out at least a month in advance
  • Please inform Rachel or Joy of any vacations or work schedules that will interfere with your nursery schedule.
  • Please call Rachel or Joy at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to help in the nursery at your scheduled time, this will allow us to get a replacement.

Cleanup:

  • Please take the time to read the instructions on cleanup located in the nurseries.
  • Try to keep toys pick up at all times to prevent injury
  • Empty any remaining sippy cups and put in lost and found bin as well as any other remaining personal items of the children.
  • Pick up and straighten toys.
  • Vacuum.
  • Wipe down any toys that have been played with, with CLOROX wipes.
  • LYSOL spray – hoppy horse, slide, picnic table, kitchen, etc.
  • CLOROX table.
  • CLOROX changing pad and underneath.
  • Give bathroom a quick check (toilets flushed, faucets off, etc.)

Toddlers:

  • Workers need to assist teacher during lesson, snacks, and craft time.
  • Always have worker with child at activity stations. Only one station going at a time.
  • Keep snack time at the table. Keep all snacks and sippy cups off the carpet play area.
  • Make sure all the sippy cups are labeled.
  • If a child brings their own snacks, please keep it in their diaper bag (other children may get jealous of their snack.) The nursery will always provide goldfish or animal crackers for the children.
  • 5 to 10 minutes before the service ends, begin to gather the children’s belongings (sippy cups, shoes, bows, toys, etc.) This will greatly assist in checking out the children.

Infant:

  • Ask parent if child will need to be fed, and if so, where food is and feeding instructions.
  • Ask parent if child prefers either of these types of activities:
  • Floor play ( lay out blanket, put toys or mobile around them)
  • Bouncy chair, excersaucer, or swing ( always strap child in )
  • Ask if child can sit crawl or stand.
  • Always lay child on back when sleeping.

 

Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation in these matters. We appreciate your help and your service. May God Bless.

 

Nursery Directors,

Alissa Romero

Joy Knapton

 

 

Living Word Baptist Church

Guidelines for Nursery Use Outside Of Normal LWBC Services

 

For the use of the nursery outside of normal LWBC services there are a few guidelines that we ask you to follow. The LWBC staff considers it a great responsibility to make sure that our nursery is the best that it can be in order to properly meet the needs of our children. We are glad to open our nursery for others to use but ask that the following guidelines be upheld.

General:

  • Please do not use the pagers; the pagers are just for LWBC services.
  • Please do not use our snacks and supplies. We need our supplies for the services.
  • Please no food or drink allowed in the nurseries except for sippy cups or snacks that you may provide for the children (goldfish, animal crackers.)
  • Please make sure that all personal items are accounted for and not left behind. LWBC is not responsible for lost items.
  • Please no food or drink on the carpeted play area. Keep all snacks at the table.

Please take the time to read the instructions on cleanup located in the nurseries.

  • Pick up and straighten toys.
  • Vacuum.
  • Wipe down any toys that have been played with, with CLOROX wipes.
  • CLOROX Wipe – hoppy horse, slide, picnic table, kitchen, etc.
  • CLOROX table.
  • CLOROX changing pad and underneath.
  • Give bathroom a quick check (toilets flushed, faucets off, etc.)
  • Please make sure all lights are turned off.

 

Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation in these matters. May God Bless,
Nursery Directors
                                                                      Alissa Romero
Joy Knapton

I have read the previous guidelines on the use of the nurseries at LWBC and agree to follow them.

 

 

Name of Ministry using Nursery________________________________________

 

Name of Workers ______________________________   Date _______________

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Signature of Nursery Director __________________________ Date ________