Who is it for?
As a Christian community we have a responsibility to teach our children and young people by feeding their spiritual, moral and social needs. This begins in the Crèche.
The Crèche is for children under five, and is run by volunteers, with Libby Coates acting as Coordinator.
Where and when is it held?
The Crèche is available every Sunday during the 10am Mass in the Small Hall in the Centre (next door to the Sunday School).
The Crèche allows parents to leave their children in the care of the volunteers so that they can join in the worship without being anxious about their children. Babies and children up to two are welcome, but we ask one parent to stay with them.
What do we do?
Children draw, do jigsaws, look at books (or are read to), play with the toys quietly or participate in an activity related to events in the Church’s calendar. At about 10.30am the children are gathered together to listen to a bible story that will follow the day’s readings in church so that we all learn together. The Crèche leaders will also teach the children religious songs, actions and rhymes, using musical instruments, to ensure they enjoy their introduction to Christian life.
There are always two volunteers present during the Crèche. If your child becomes distressed they will be brought to you by a Crèche volunteer. Children are not allowed to leave the Crèche on their own.
Each child is registered by a volunteer on arrival in the Crèche.
Parents and carers collect the children before communion, so that they can be taken up to receive a blessing.
Who will be looking after my child?
The Crèche is staffed entirely by volunteers from the congregation. There are always two volunteers present. They have all been DBS checked and completed a Volunteer Registration Form and a Self-Disclosure Form.
If you would like any more information, please email Libby Coates