Saginaw UMC

Children

Nursery Care

At the SUMC Nursery, provide safe and nurturing care for young children, ages 6 weeks through age 2.

Nursery care is provided on Sunday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. It is also provided for church activities upon request - contact the church office to request nursery care.

Check in/out procedure

Nursery children may be signed-in and out at the computer kiosk in the Children’s Welcome Area. We use the KidCheck system for secure, streamlined check-in. You can set up a KidCheck account before you arrive at www.kidcheck.com. Upon arrival, parents may login and print off a sticker to check their child in for nursery care. A guardian receipt is also printed and this must be presented to the nursery workers to pick up your child. Upon departure, parents may sign their child out at the same location.

First Visit

When your child visits our nursery for the first time, our nursery attendants will provide you with a welcome packet containing our Nursery Policy and a Registration Form. We will keep this registration form on file for use in continued care of your child.

Comfort Techniques

If your child is upset, the nursery attendants will try to soothe and calm them. If the child continues crying for more than 15 minutes, the nursery attendant will call you on the cell phone listed on your nursery registration form.

Child’s Belongings

The church recommends bringing a diaper bag that contains:

  • One or two bottles, as needed
  • Extra disposable diapers
  • Pacifier, if used
  • Change of clothes
  • Wipes
  • Your child’s favorite comfort item (i.e. blanket)

Please label all belongings to ensure their return.

Safety Policies

The church follows Ministry Safe policies in order to provide a safe and secure environment.

Nursery Staff

Our nursery attendants are hired only after thorough interview and criminal background checks. They attend training on church policies/procedures. They also obtain CPR and First Aid certification. The nursery attendants are also equipped with emergency evacuation and bad weather plans.

Nursery Health Policy

SUMC is committed to keeping children healthy and happy. You can help by keeping your child at home if the child shows any of the following:

  • Fever greater than 100.0F (Children should be free of fever for 24 hours)
  • Common cold: runny nose, sore throat
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Questionable rashes or skin infections
  • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

If your child exhibits any of these symptoms in the nursery, the staff will call you to pick up your child. Children treated with antibiotics should be on the antibiotic for at least 24 hours before coming to the nursery.

Nursery staff members are not allowed to give medication of any kind to any child. If your child has symptoms related to non-contagious allergies, please inform the nursery staff.

Additional Questions

Our goal is to ensure that parents are comfortable leaving their children in the care of the nursery staff during Sunday school, church services and other events. For more information, call the church office at 817-232-0390