For reopening information, please click on the Nursery News to the right.
Nursery is provided for children ages 6 weeks to 2 years (turning 3 after Sept 1st) during the 9 AM and 10:45 AM Sunday morning services, and Wednesday night programming. Nursery may be provided on other special occasions and will be noted in the bulletin or online calendar.
It is our goal to provide a safe, secure, loving environment where parents feel comfortable leaving their children. We strive to provide a foundation of spiritual truths through Bible lessons and prayer during your child's time in the nursery.
Nursery Room Divisions:
Infants (until they start walking)
Walkers (up to age 2)
Jumpers (age 2)
Tweeners (kids who turn 3 after Sept 1st)
We thoroughly screen and complete background checks on all of our Nursery volunteers. Each room follows a designated child to adult ratio, with at least two adult volunteers at all times. Doors are required to be left open for monitoring purposes.
Check-In and Check-Out
We use a parent paging system to check your child in and out of the nursery. The pagers will vibrate if a parent needs to be called back to the nursery. We match the pager number to the number assigned to the child for proper identification. The pager must be returned to the nursery before the child is released.
Illness and Well-Child Procedures
We desire to protect all children and caregivers from exposure to illness as much as possible. Children with any of the following symptoms will NOT be admitted into Lakewood's Nursery:
- Unusual fatigue or irritability
- Persistent coughing
- Colored discharge from nose or eyes
- Fever (must be fever-free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours)
- Diarrhea (two or more loose stools)
- Inflamed mouth or throat
- Rash (except diaper rash)
Private Nursing Room
Nursing mothers are welcome to use our quiet and private nursing room, located on the left inside the Nursery entrance. It is equipped with comfortable rocking chairs, a crib, changing table, and TV monitor, so nursing moms don't have to miss the Sunday service.
Do you have a heart for the little ones? We are always looking for Nursery volunteers. The commitment is one Sunday per month, during either the 9 AM or 10:45 AM service. Please complete the Volunteer Application and return it to Barb Filiatrault at either the Church Office or the Nursery.
Contact Barb Filiatrault, Children's Ministry Director, at 218-829-7251.