Safety Basics: Step 10

Nursery, Sunday School & Childcare Standards

For those visitors with small children, the nursery can be the first impression. A parent wants to feel that their child is in a safe environment with well-trained staff. It is crucial for churches to have clear policies and standards to protect the community's youngest and most vulnerable members.


Creating a High Quality Church Nursery by Jolene Roehlkeparta


One way to find out if your church is not breaking any liability standards is to check out the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education:

 (Spanish Version is available)


The Most Important Space in the Church by Rita B. Hays

"By building a rich, spiritually rooted ministry with infants through two-year-olds and with their families, congregations establish a faith formation pattern that continues through all age levels."

This page was last updated by JK 9/29/14