New Hope Early Childhood
Christ-Centered Childcare for Infants Through Pre-K
NH Tots is New Hope’s nursery & early childhood ministry serving infants through preschool-aged children. Childcare in the nursery is provided during all regular service times*, and caretaking is done through vetted and trustworthy New Hope volunteers. We look forward to serving your child in a safe and welcoming environment as we learn about the love of Christ together!
*Nursery care is currently unavailable
9:30a, in the Main Building Early Childhood Area
Early childhood kiddos (9 months old – preschool during the 2019-20 school year) will have an early childhood service with Pastor Anna.
There is currently no nursery care available for infants younger than nine months.
Join NHTots on our Facebook Group for Wednesday online services!
Meet Early Childhood Pastor, Anna Flanders
Pastor Anna Flanders is New Hope’s Early Childhood Pastor. With a degree in Children and Family Ministries, Pastor Anna is well-equipped and passionate about serving your children with the best care possible.
Join the Early Childhood Facebook Group
What to Expect at New Hope Early Childhood Care
Upon your child’s first visit to the nursery or preschool rooms, come to the counter at the entrance of the Early Childhood Area. A team member will register your child in our system with family contact information and other pertinent information. After registration, you will be given a nametag for your child and a receipt. Your child will be walked back to their age-appropriate classroom where the nurturing and fun begins! To check out your child, simply bring the receipt back to the check-in counter. A team member will then bring your child and their belongings back to you.
It is never easy to leave someone you love, therefore it is normal for little ones to cry while being dropped off in the early childhood area. Our caring team members will immediately try to soothe your child while assuring them of your return. If your child cries for a period exceeding 10-15 minutes, we will text you.
In order that our volunteers and staff can best serve your little one, please bring a clearly labeled diaper bag with diapers, wipes, bottle or sippy cup, and pacifiers or other comfort items. If you are bringing an older child with a diaper or sippy cup only, be sure that they are labeled. If your child is potty training, please bring a change of clothes for them in case they have an accident while in our care.
Babies in the nursery are offered Cheerios and Animal Crackers if it is indicated on their nametag as acceptable. Two-year-olds and preschoolers are offered Animal Crackers unless an allergy is noted on their nametag/registration.
In order to ensure that our nursery maintains a safe and healthy environment, we ask that you make sure your child has been symptom-free for at least 24 hours before coming to church. If symptoms arise while your child is in our care, we will text you so that your child can be comforted by you for the remainder of the service.