Every Sunday morning we have a variety of options for children who are attending. We have programs for all ages starting at newborn all the way up to grade 8. Please see the descriptions for each age group below.
Nursery (ages 0-3)
Your 0-3 year old child is welcome to stay in service with you, or you may bring them to the Nursery Room where they will enjoy children’s bible stories, prayer, free play, and snack. Rocking chairs are provided for nursing mothers. We can’t wait to meet your little one!
Location: Small Building Nursery Room
The Nursery Room is located in the small building just steps away from where you sit during service (in the foyer, you’ll see a “Nursery” sign on the door). The room has been child-proofed for safety and toys are age-appropriate. The room has a separate section for walkers and crawlers, if needed, so infants are always safe. There is an evacuation crib in the room in case of a drill or emergency. Rocking chairs are provided for nursing mothers.
Drop-off & pick-up: Your child can join us in the Nursery Room before service starts, or you can drop them off mid-service if they start to get a little restless. Supervision is from 10:15 am until the end of service.
Snack: A peanut-free snack is provided (e.g., Cheerios and shredded apples). You may bring a drink for your child. Please inform volunteers of any allergies.
Diapering/potty: A change table and potty are located in the accessible washroom in the foyer. You may personally change your child there, or let us know if you are comfortable with our caregivers changing your little one (volunteers leave the washroom door ajar). Extra diapers and wipes are in the accessible washroom just in case.
If your child needs you during service: Each child and parent have a corresponding number. Your child’s number will flash on the screen in the sanctuary to let you know you are needed back in the nursery.
Volunteers/Ratio: At least 1 volunteer in the room has Level C First Aid/CPR training and all volunteers have a record check and “Plan to Protect” training (see bottom of this page for more details). There is always at least 1 adult volunteer per Sunday. Our volunteers include mothers, teachers, healthcare professionals, and youth. Volunteers are in the nursery once or twice per month. There is 1 volunteer for every 3 children.
Preschool/Kindergarten (ages 4-5)
Location: Small building Preschool/Kindergarten Classroom
Our Sunday morning Preschool/Kindergarten Ministry is tailored for children who are 3 years old through to senior kindergarten. Children explore God’s love and get to know Jesus through stories, skits, games, songs and crafts.
Location: The Preschool/Kindergarten classroom is located in the small building just steps away from where you sit during service.
Sign-in & out: Please sign-in your kids as soon as you walk into Inniswood (the yellow sign-in binder is on a table right by the entrance). Once you’ve signed-in your child, please bring them with you into the sanctuary to sing a few worship songs. This is a great opportunity for children to experience what “grown-up” church is like without having to remain still and quiet for long periods of time. After a few songs, the worship director will announce that it is time for all of the children to be dismissed to their teachers. Your child’s preschool/kindergarten teacher will walk students directly to their classroom. Please pick-up your children from the preschool/kindergarten classroom as soon as service is finished.
If your child needs you during service: Each child and parent have a corresponding number. Your child’s number will flash on the screen in the sanctuary to let you know if you are needed back in the Preschool/Kindergarten classroom.
Teacher Volunteers: Our capable volunteers have been screened and trained so you can feel confident leaving your little one in our care. All teachers submit a police record check with vulnerable sector screening and participate in annual “Plan to Protect” training. At least 1 volunteer per Sunday has completed Level C First Aid/CPR training. There is always at least 1 adult volunteer per Sunday. The same small group of volunteers share their time in the Preschool/Kindergarten classroom so that your little one feels comfortable with them. We strive for a ratio of 1 volunteer for every 5 children.
Snack: A nut-free snack is provided. Please inform volunteers of any allergies.
Kids Klub (grades 1-5 and grades 6-8)
Location: Large Building Classrooms
Two different classes are offered for the two age groups. They go to separate classrooms and have different programs prepared for them.
Parents need to sign children in and out by the entrance of the small building (yellow binder). Children are dismissed from the service after a few songs. Please listen for the worship director to dismiss them. Children will be returned at the end of the service.
Do we need to be a member of Inniswood Baptist Church or a Christian to participate in this program? No. Everyone is welcome here!
How to register: This is a drop-in program and no registration is required. You will simply fill out an Information/Emergency Contact Form on your child’s first visit.
Plan to Protect
Inniswood Baptist Church is working diligently to ensure a safe environment for all children placed in our care.
All volunteers working with children are required to complete the following steps:
- Submit a Police Record Check to be kept on file.
- Complete a Volunteer Application Form which includes reference screening.
- Must be familiar with our Policy and Procedures (“Plan to Protect”) and complete a yearly test of this material.
Your children are safe in our care!