Who is the nursery for?
In the nursery we care for children ages infant to 3 years old. There are classes in Sunday school for children 3 and up. We provide care during the 10:00 service, and will also keep children for adult ed. (Just remember to tell us when you drop off your child!).
Who are the Caregivers?
Kelley Lewis moved to Charlottesville from the Boston area. She graduated from Kenyon College and Bank Street College of Education. Kelley has taught for more than 25 years ages two through twelve. She has also been actively involved in children’s ministry through the years, and is happy to be serving St. Paul’s asNursery Coordinator.
Ruby Christmas is retired from the University of Virginia. She has been working at St. Paul’s nursery since 1991. She also spent many years working at in the Wesley Memorial Childcare. Ruby lives in Scottsville with her granddaughter Danielle, a college sophomore.
Char Tomlinson has lived in Charlottesville for 12 years. She joined St. Paul’s last year, and is an active participant in our youth group. She is a freshman at Charlottesville High School. She loves sports, music, children, and God.
What do I need to bring?
Many parents choose to drop off their diaper bag in the nursery, but the nursery has diapers and wipes if you do not bring your own. For older kids, we will also provide a small snack of cookies and water. You may provide your child with a sippy-cup if you like. We do not have any bottles for infants, but are happy to feed infants from a bottle if you provide one.
We do go out on the playground so if it is cold make sure to leave us with your child’s jacket and if it is sunny you may want to have applied sunscreen.
What if my child is upset?
We are blessed with a staff that is experienced with working with children. We will do our best to soothe your child, and help them enjoy their time in the nursery. However, there are times when our best efforts do not work, for those times we provide your with a beeper to take to the service with you; if we need you to come back it will vibrate.
The nursery is open at 9:00 for Sunday School and continues through the 10 am service. Parents are welcome to bring their children as early as 8:45. Parents are welcome to come pick their children up to receive the Eucharist in church, but we are happy to have the children with us until the end of the service. We will also provide care for nursery age children during adult education, but please make sure to tell us if you plan to stay for it.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 14:47