nursery training

Welcome to training for the nursery! 

In the nursery, we have a chance to influence the lives of the babies that come into our care by caring for their needs at their age level such as:

  • Laying a foundation for spiritual growth
  • Helping them learn to be loved and trust
  • Making them feel safe
  • Provide a routine, comfortable environment, and a consistent schedule.

While we are practically providing a basic need for the parents who are in service, use this opportunity to pray for the child, that God will work in their life and in their family's lives. You never know... the child you are caring for could possibly be a missionary, preacher, or worship leader for the next generation!

In this section you will find training for: 

  • Adult to Baby Ratio
  • The Nursery Guidelines, Policies, and Procedures
  • Who to ask for help

what you need to know:

Adult to Baby Ratio

To ensure the safety and well-being of the babies, the volunteer to baby ratio should be 1 adult to every 2 babies, with some exceptions approved by the Service Coordinator or Pastor.

IF THE RATIOS HAVE BEEN MET and there are more families who would like to check babies into the nursery, the Coordinator should be contacted (via radio) to determine if more volunteers can be located.

ANOTHER OPTION is that the parent may stay in the nursery with his or her child.

what's important

The Nursery Guidelines, Policies, and Procedures has the most helpful information for the Nursery.

Please read this to understand our procedures.

While it may seem like a lot to remember, don't worry! As you help in the nursery, these procedures will seem a lot easier to follow.

In your first couple times of serving, we encourage asking questions. If you're not sure who to ask, check out the column to the right.  

who to ask for help

Every service has a coordinator that helps support all of our team. Call them using the radio for any help. Especially but not limited to:

  • Paging a parent for pickup
  • Assistance with more snack
  • Help checking in a new family
  • Bringing over supplies
  • Bringing more people in to help keep the adult-to-baby ratio at a safe number
  • Close a classroom
  • Etc.

They are here to help you and your class! Call for anything.