Student Ministry

There is no greater blessing from our Father than to receive a child into the family.

Here at Valley Friends Church we are committed to providing loving care to our babies. It is our honor to provide a safe, nurturing, and loving environment for each child that enters our community. We strive to provide a positive experience for each child and family by having a unique safety/check-in system, clean toys, clean changing area, and loving, trained caregivers.

We look forward to serving you and your children.

Check-In Procedures for 0 – 24 Months

Please check in at the Nursery counter. We use a three tag system: one tag stays with you, one is placed on the diaper bag, and one is placed on the child. On your first visit you will be asked to fill out a registration card and have an identification picture taken. The picture will be taken with you and your child and anyone else who will be picking up your child. This picture will be attached to the registration card. On future visits, you simply pull your child’s card from our file and give it to the nursery attendant. It will be placed on our board inside the nursery so that your child’s information is readily available to the nursery workers.

Please hand your child to the trained caregiver with a good-bye hug or kiss and let them know you will be back for them in a little bit. It is normal for babies to cry when leaving a parent, but this usually doesn’t last long when the caregivers show that child love and comforting attention. Be assured extra attention will be given to your child until he or she is happy.

What to Bring

Please be sure to bring the following items – each labeled with your child’s name:

  • Minimum of 2 disposable diapers
  • Change of clothes (especially pants)
  • Unbreakable bottle of water, juice, or milk
  • Special blanket, pacifier, or something that comforts your child

When Not to Bring Your Child

Please bring your child only when well. We will not be able to check-in children that are ill. Please help us keep our Nursery a healthy place.

Let us know of any allergies your child might have so that we can clearly mark your information.

When You Pick Up Your Child

Present your claim tag to the volunteer at the Nursery Counter.

Check to see that you have all of your child’s belongings, and that all the tags have been returned.

The Nursery Environment

We want to assure you that your child comes into a clean environment. The rooms are cleaned on a regular basis. Each crib, swing, and changing table is cleaned with antiseptic wipes after every use. Each baby placed in the crib has a clean sheet and blanket. The toys are washed after Sunday use.

How You Can Support the Nursery

Your patience is appreciated when leaving and picking up your child. Our desire is to provide a calm, unhurried atmosphere for each child coming or going.

If you have been attending for at least 6 months, we ask that you serve in our nursery one or more times a month. This is a great benefit to you and the church. You will have the opportunity to meet other parents and minister to the children your child stays with. Please contact us for orientation information.