The Nursery provides loving care for infants and toddlers from birth to 5 years. Parents can drop off little ones and attend the service with peace of mind. We see the Nursery as a child's first step toward a relationship with Christ. As infants and toddlers learn to trust those who take care of them, their hearts prepare to have faith in God, who loves and cares for them.


We offer Nursery on Sundays from 8:45 AM – 12:15 PM.

Nursery Information and FAQs

What are the Nursery hours? 

Sunday Mornings: 8:45 AM–12:15 PM for children birth- 5 years old in Room 121.

I’m new to First UMC. Is there anything I should do first?
Welcome! Please be sure to sign your child in and introduce yourself to our nursery caregiving team. On your first visit we would like to make sure we collect some important information so we can care provide the best care for your child. 


What should I bring for my child?
Pack a diaper bag or backpack and label it with your child's name. Please label all bottles, sippy cups, and pacifiers with your child's name.

How do I check-in and drop off my child?
Please plan to check- in your child at our new check-in kiosk located across from the stairwell and right next to room (118). This will allow you to create an online profile and print our a name tag for your child. Parents should drop off and pick up their children at the nursery (Room 121). You must have your printed 'pick up' ticket to check your child out of the nursery. 


What security measures are in place? How can I keep in touch?

  • Classroom capacity is limited.
  • Children will receive a pre-printed name tag printed at our check-in kiosk outside room 118.
  • We will use a parent’s mobile phone number to notify you immediately if you're needed in the Nursery.
  • All parents will receive a matching security number 'pick- up ticket' that is matched to your child's name tag. 

Have a new baby? Or are you expecting?

We’d love to welcome you and provide helpful information about the Nursery. Please contact Candice Harrod, our Nursery Coordinator, for more information. 


Our Policies and Procedures

Saftey and Health Information


Safe Sanctuaries

In order to demonstrate our absolute and unwavering commitment to the physical safety and spiritual growth of all of our children and youth we have a Safe Sanctuaries Policy. The Safe Sanctuaries Policy is a set of guidelines and procedures implemented to create an environment in which children, youth, and adults who work with them have boundaries of safe space. All adult volunteers and workers with infants, children, and youth have had background checks and have received training in our Safe Sanctuaries Policies.

Health Policies

We have a 24 hour policy for illness in the Nursery program. If your child has any of the following symptoms, we ask that you please do not bring him/her to the Nursery until your child is free of these symptoms for 24 hours: 

  • 100 degree (+) temperature
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Infected skin rash or impetigo
  • Other contagious or communicable disease



Allergies

Please alert the teachers if your child has any food or environmental allergies.  It may be necessary to have a medical plan in our files to protect children from exposure to anything to which they are allergic. Teachers are not allowed to administer any medication to children during Nursery.  If an Epi‐pen is necessary, teachers will need to be provided one to have in their classroom for your child.

Nursery Caregiver Staff

We have two wonderful nursery caregiver staff, Candice Smith and Casey Paulhus, who work each week to offer the best care possible for your children. You may also see some of our high school students volunteering as assistants on Sunday mornings. 


-All of our lead staff are over 18  years old and have undergone background checks and safe sanctuaries training. -