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