Some people brought their little children to Jesus so he could touch them, but his followers told them to stop. When Jesus saw this, he was upset and said to them, “Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to people who are like these children.
I tell you the truth, you must accept the kingdom of God as if you were a little child, or you will never enter it.” Then Jesus took the children in his arms, put his hands on them, and blessed them.
-- Mark 10:13-16
Our mission is to provide a safe, loving, and learning environment for your child so that you may have peace of mind while you worship and attend Sunday School. We have put certain policies in place to make your child's stay safe and happy.
We provide nursery care for all young children, infants through age 2, during all our Sunday morning worship services and other special worship services and programs. Heather Wilmotte and Dan Matthews are our nursery attendants on staff. Our attendants are screened with criminal background checks and child abuse clearances in compliance with MUM's Safe Sanctuary program and Pennsylvania's requirements.
Children must be signed in and signed out of the nursery. An electronic paging system summons parents when necessary. We use sanitary procedures for diaper changes and toys are washed and sanitized at the end of the day. Monroeville UMC recently invested in new nursery equipment, supplies and toys to provide a healthy and nurturing environment for infants.
Adults, other than staff, parents or guardians of a child in the nursery, are not permitted in the nursery while the nursery is in use. A Nursery childcare team meets throughout the year to discuss nursery policies and to determine how to improve the nursery facilities and supplies.
Please Remove Shoes at Nursery Door
Our goal is to keep the nursery as safe and clean as possible for little ones. We are asking that you please remove your child's shoes outside the nursery door. This will ensure that babies can crawl and play on the floor without worry of soiled carpet. It is important that this policy is followed so that we can continue to provide a clean nursery for your children. Adults are also asked to take off their shoes unless they stay on the left side of the marked area on the nursery floor. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated.
We are following new guidelines to improve the safety of our nursery and to minimize the chances of sharing germs!
Only children from 6 weeks of age up until their 3rd birthday should be in the nursery.
Even when small children aren’t in the nursery, we ask that older kids not be permitted to play in the nursery.
Please remind your older children not to wander around the nursery when you are there to pick up your younger children so that infants and toddlers don’t get knocked over.
All parents leaving their children in the nursery need to sign them in at each visit and should take a pager with them.
We hope to see new friends in the nursery soon!