We are honored to have the opportunity to minister to children and parents through The Sanctuary nursery ministry. It is our goal to have a safe, fun atmosphere that will make yourchild want to return. It is also a priority that we teach children about God’s love for them. We hope this page will provide you with information on what we do while your child is in our care. If at any time you have questions, concerns or comments, please contact Ricky Coule at 706-364-8284 (office), or through email.
Our Staff is Well Qualified
We want you to know that safety is our first priority. Our nursery staff is experienced in childcare and emergency first aid. Nursery helpers operate under the close supervision of experienced childcare personnel.
Help Us Make Our Nursery Work for You
You can help our nursery operate smoothly by following some simple guidelines:
- Please be patient. We want to be sure we do things right. All children must be signed in and out with one of the attendants. If there is a line, we apologize but hope you understand.
- Please note any alerts on the registration card. Is your child allergic to milk products? Do you not want them to have snacks? Is your child potty training? How long should we wait to page you if your child is crying? Please tell us any important information on the registration card. While we can’t accommodate all requests, we will do our best.
- Only parents or legal guardians are allowed to stay in the nursery with your child. We want to have a secure nursery, which means we have to limit who enters. Siblings and friends older than 4 years old are not allowed to stay in the nursery.
- Please hold on to your pick-up token until the attendant signs you out. Your pick-up token is a critical piece of nursery security. Please hold on to it until the attendant asks for it.
- Sign out when you leave. We need to know who has entered and exited our nursery. You will need to sign your name and the time you checked out of the nursery. Also, we can’t release your child to anyone under the age of 13 – even if they have the pick-up token.
- Let us supply the toys. We clean and disinfect our toys weekly. Toys from home could be misplaced or adopted by another child. This also helps us make sure that all the toys your child plays with in our nursery have been disinfected.
- Write your child’s name on diapers, bottles and sippy cups. This helps us make sure your diapers, bottles and cups are used by your child and saves time when checking into the nursery.
- We can’t keep children who have symptoms of illness. We hope you understand, but it is in the best interest of all children if we ask you to keep children who have a fever, vomiting or diarrhea at home until they are feeling better.
Nursery Sanitary Policy
A clean nursery is a part of providing good care for your child. Here are some of the things we do to make our nursery clean and sanitary:
- Attendants wear rubber gloves while changing diapers.
- Changing surfaces are wiped with disinfectant after each use.
Crib sheets are washed in hot water and disinfectant after every service.
- Toys are wiped with disinfectant after every service.
- Dishes and cups are sterilized after every service.
- Toys are inspected for safety hazards once per month.
We provide the following snacks every week. Please let us know if you do not want your child to have any of the following:
- cheese crackers
- animal crackers
- apple juice (diluted)