Duke Memorial | Nursery
Our goal is to provide excellent nursery care in a safe and loving environment. As your child grows from infancy to age four, we will introduce them to God through our caring hands and hearts, as well as storytelling, music, and crafts. We are committed to the safety and well-being of all our children.
Sunday | 9:30 am - Noon
Childcare is available on Sunday mornings for infants through four-year-olds during the Sunday School hour and worship. Nursery is provided every Sunday. A light snack is provided. There are always two paid nursery workers in each room to provide the safest atmosphere for your child. All workers have undergone background checks. For children in the Infant Room (Newborn-18 months), pagers are available to call you back to the nursery if needed.
Childcare/Nursery-care is located in the Minnie P. Gates room behind the sanctuary.
At Duke Memorial, we believe that children are a gift from God. In order to demonstrate our absolute and unwavering commitment to the physical safety and spiritual growth of all of our children and youth we have a Safe Sanctuaries Policy. The Safe Sanctuaries Policy is a set of guidelines and procedures implemented to create an environment in which children, youth, and adults who work with them have boundaries of safe space. All volunteers and workers with infants, children, and youth have had background checks and have received training in our Safe Sanctuaries Policies.
We have a 24 hour policy for illness in the Nursery program. If your child has any of the following symptoms, we ask that you please do not bring him/her to the Nursery until your child is free of these symptoms for 24 hours:
- ‐ 100 degree (+) temperature
- ‐ Vomiting or diarrhea
- ‐ Infected skin rash or impetigo
- ‐ Other contagious or communicable disease (e.g. hand, foot, and mouth disease, scarlet fever, chicken pox, pink eye etc.)
Please alert the teachers if your child has any food or environmental allergies. It may be necessary to have a medical plan in our files to protect children from exposure to anything to which they are allergic. Teachers are not allowed to administer any medication to children during Nursery. If an Epi‐pen is necessary, teachers will need to be provided one to have in their classroom for your child.