In graceKids our heart is to help children see Jesus for who He is, see themselves the way God sees them and learn to love others the way God loves. We want each child to feel they are connected and significant in the church community. Our desire is for the children to grow up to be and to be surrounded by authentic Jesus followers, connecting the Bible to their everyday lives, joyfully growing in their understanding and playing their part in the life of the church.
There is a registration table near the entrance to the venue where you can meet a member of the team and register your child. We have two age groups, Explore (3-5s) and Excite (6-11s) and we can be flexible on age ranges to allow siblings to remain together if you choose. You’ll be asked for a contact number and whether there are any health issues/allergies we should know about while looking after your child.
All of our children’s workers go through a reference and DBS check in order to work with the children. We undergo regular safeguarding training to ensure that your child is safe in our care. We work in teams so there will always be at least 2 adults in the room with the children.
We base our sessions on ‘Godly Play’ which is a very child-led approach to children’s work. We share a story from the Bible together using objects and colour, and then we use ‘wonder’ questions to think more deeply about it. After that we encourage the children to respond to the story in their own way through a range of craft materials, playing through the stories or working on a project together. Your child will encounter the Bible in a visual, tactile, sensory way in our sessions and through that we aim to help them explore more about God and become excited about who He is.
We are really happy for you to come with your children the first week so you can get an idea of what goes on. We’re happy to chat to talk about what goes on, please do get in contact…Email Laura to find out more