Awesome Adventure Nursery

Children receive lots of loving care and attention in the Awesome Adventure nursery. A wide assortment of age-appropriate toys, games, books, music and puzzles give children an opportunity to interact with their caregivers and peers, enjoy purposeful play, and develop their motor skills.

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In-Person Classes

Our secure nursery area is located on the upper level of the church, outside the sanctuary. An infant care room is located directly off the nursery lobby with comfortable rockers and a monitor so that caregivers can watch the worship service there.

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Online Resources

Looking for trustworthy resources as you begin your parenting journey? Check out these Parent Resources to aid you in the spiritual development and faith formation of your child and family.

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Our Curriculum

Beginning when children are approximately 18 months old, we teach simple interactive Bible lessons ​using a monthly theme to give them a foundational understanding of important truths they can build on as they grow.
Over the course of a year, they will learn:

God Created the World
God Created Me
God is our Provider
God Gave us Jesus (Jesus’ Birth)
God Gave us the Bible
God Gave us the Church
God is our Rescuer (Jesus’ Death & Resurrection)
God is All-Powerful
God is All Good
God is All Knowing and All Wise
God is Our King (He is in Charge)
God is our Faithful Friend

Special Needs Ministry

Awesome Adventure is for all children, even those who face special challenges on their adventure. We have a coordinator who helps these children and families join the adventure by partnering them with Adventure Guide buddies and meeting with parents to discuss specific needs.

 Special Needs Ministry

More About Our Nursery Ministry

  • Health, Safety and Security

    West Shore Free Church takes our responsibility to provide a safe and secure environment for children very seriously. We have implemented a safety and security policy that protects children and reassures parents and includes:

    • An electronic check-in and sticker verification system for all childcare and classes
    • Background checks and an internal vetting process for all adult volunteers
    • Training for teenagers interested in serving as volunteer assistants
    • A health policy that asks parents to keep children with symptoms of illness home
    • Regular hand washing among leaders and children and disinfecting of classrooms and facilities
    • We seek to maintain a low teacher-to-child ratio of 3 to 1 in the nursery
    • Changing tables are equipped with anti-bacterial soap and disposable gloves and are disinfected after each use.
    • New containers of clean toys are used for each service. Used toys are put away to be disinfected during the week.
    • Crib sheets are removed and washed after use.
  • Worried About Children Being Upset

    If you’re concerned about your children becoming upset when you leave them, the caregivers will work with you to find the best way to comfort them. In most cases, crying stops a few moments after parents leave and fussing becomes less common with regular attendance. If a child continues to cry after five or ten minutes, we contact the parents using their cellphone.

    Have questions about what to bring? Check out our recommendations for your first visit.

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  • Provide Care for our Smallest Children

    If you are interested in volunteering as a nursery leader, review our areas of need and sign up.

    Sign Up to Volunteer

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