The Nest is our childcare area, located on the bottom floor of the Education Building. To find us, walk from the main church through the glass walkway, go through the big double doors into the Education Building, and then come down the stairs.
Sunday mornings: We love babies and toddlers! On Sunday mornings, we have three rooms for children up to five years old. Our Infant Room is designed especially for infants through 2 years old. We have swings, cribs, and age-appropriate toys. Our Toddler Room is for our 2- and 3-year-olds who are not yet potty trained. They play, hear a Bible story, sing songs, and eat a snack. Our Preschool Room is for older (toilet trained) kids from 3–5 years old and is a great option for parents who would like to have care for their younger children throughout the service. They hear a Bible story, do a craft, eat a snack, and play together while parents are in the service. Our 5:00 pm Sunday service offers one nursery children for ages 0–4. All of our rooms have restrooms.
Weekday childcare: Childcare is offered for several events throughout the week. We offer care to children from 0-36 months (and occasionally 5-year-olds who are not yet in Kindergarten). Family Ministries may sometimes offer childcare for older kids, but The Nest Nursery always remains exclusive to kids 0-36 months old.
About our team: All team members are fully trained in child safety procedures and must complete a background check upon being hired. In addition, there will always be at least two professionals in each room, with at least one childcare worker who is CPR and First Aid trained.
About your child’s stay: You are free to drop off and pick up your child any time. The Nest is is open 15 minutes before and after the start and stop time of the event you are attending. We are happy to feed your child a bottle, and we offer snacks to children with a parent’s approval. Snacks include Goldfish, animal crackers, or Chex cereal. We are a NUT FREE facility. We are always fully stocked with diapers and wipes and will change your child when needed. We also have plenty of rockers and toys for their comfort. We strive to offer the best care for our littlest and most precious church-goers!
If you have any questions, comments, or any way we can help to make your child’s experience with us more comfortable, please do not hesitate to contact Maggie.
Moms Quiet Room
We have a quiet space for moms and babies, with a private entrance from the downstairs hallway (outside the Undercroft). The room has three comfortable chairs, a bassinet, a changing table, and an area where a fussy child can play while mom watches the service on the large monitor. The Moms Room is available for use anytime the church is open.