The purpose and focus of Langley Canadian Reformed Church’s nurseries is to provide a safe, secure, and loving environment for our children, so that all parents may feel comfortable and relaxed leaving their children to the nursery’s care.
The Toddler Nursery is for children between the ages of 18 months to 3 years. For the security of your child there is a security system in place using numbered tags. Signing your child in/out with a numbered tag ensures that only you can pick up your child (as well as provides current documentation in case of emergency such as fire).
Our nursery coordinators make every effort to provide and double check that adequate care for the toddlers is provided for each worship service. Our main babysitters are experienced moms and adults. We also have responsible younger babysitters that help out, under the supervision of the head babysitters. Younger helpers must be 10 years old to assist in the toddler nursery.
While your child is in the nursery’s care, the babysitters will ensure that he/she is cared for and kept happy. (Playtime, stories and games are some of the activities that will entertain the children.) Your care instructions will be followed and dirty diapers will be changed. Should your child be unhappy and cry inconsolably for longer than 15 minutes (or shorter if requested) we will call you to attend to him/her.
Between the janitorial team and nursery coordinators, every effort is made to maintain a clean and healthy nursery environment for your children. After each service, all highchairs, exersaucers, change tables and mouthed toys get wiped down and sanitized by the head babysitters of the day. The afternoon service head babysitter also takes care of washing any used sheets and blankets.
The nurseries are further cleaned before the next Sunday, including the floors, by our church’s janitorial team. A thorough cleaning of all the toys, equipment, cubbies, cribs, etc. is also done once a month by moms who actively use the nurseries.
Are you new to our congregation and looking for ways to get involved? Are you an older or long-time member and you want to get to know the younger generations? Maybe you just really enjoy spending time with babies and children. Whatever your age, whatever your reasons, consider joining the nursery team! We are always looking for new volunteers to add to our babysitting roster, and spending time in the nursery is a great way to get to know the moms and the little ones of the congregation!
Perhaps you are a younger tween/teen and you love kids, or you are looking for some babysitting experience. We welcome younger nursery helpers too! For the toddler nursery, all younger helpers must be at least 10 years old.
Babysitters and helpers will generally babysit once in a three month period. If you have any specific request with regards to how often you would like to babysit, please let the coordinator know; they are usually able to be flexible and will do their best to accommodate your request.
(Please note: if you are a new mom that uses the nursery you will automatically be placed on the babysitting list with a 6-week rotation. Moms that use the nursery for their children will also take their turn on the monthly cleaning list.)
If you would like to sign up, please contact the nursery coordinators: [email protected].