On this page, you can find many of our nursery policies regarding behavior, discipline, sickness, general rules and older children. We appreciate your cooperation in helping to keep our nurseries a safe, healthy and nurturing environment.
Expected BehaviorGood 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. If a child's behavior continues to be disruptive, parents may be asked to make other arrangements for their child's care.
DisciplineWe 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.
SicknessPlease 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:
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 sippy 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 GuidelinesWe 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 small dining room 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 ChildcareWhen needed, we are committed to providing older childcare for children who are in Kindergarten 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:
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.
FUMC of LawrencevilleLocated: 395 W. Crogan St.Mailing: P.O. Box 2127 Lawrenceville, GA 30046 E:
Service Times Sundays: 8, 9:30 & 11 am
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