FUMCN offers a formal child care option for younger siblings while parents are assisting in the preschool. Our child care is staffed by experienced caregivers. It meets in the nursery—a welcoming and safe space, designed to meet the specific needs of babies and toddlers.
The 2017/2018 cost of child care is $17 per assist day for one child plus $5 for each additional child per family. The cost may change depending on number of families using program.
Parents cite many advantages:
- Child care for siblings is easier for the parents because they are not required to coordinate their assist schedule with a babysitter. If a caregiver is sick, the Child Care Coordinator finds a substitute.
- The window-walled nursery is close to the classrooms, so parents can check-in or help out as necessary.
- Through child care for siblings, many siblings come to view FUMCN as their school, too. They become familiar with the building, the playground, the teachers and other FUMCN families. They may even meet and become friends with future FUMCN classmates.
2 Year Old Play Group
We have a free playgroup that runs during the school year for children who have turned 2 years old by Dec. 1st. The playgroup is held on Wednesday mornings from 9:30am to 11:30am in the FUMC nursery. Parents are asked to take turns providing a snack and an activity, and staying with the playgroup to supervise. On days you are not committed to stay, you may drop off your 2 year old, or stay and play. Background checks will be done and family contact info will be collected. * Please note: This playgroup is open to the public. It is not required that you have a child currently enrolled at FUMCN.
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