Preschool Routine

Kids Ministry

8:20am

9am Rooty Hill

10:25am

10:45am Rooty Hill

9:20am

10am South West

  • Arrive
  • Wash hands prior to entering rooms
  • Place handbags out of reach of children
  • Collect and wear appropriate lanyard 
  • Collect rolls and need-to-know folders 
  • Secure gates to doorways
  • Wipe down all tables before use
  • If possible, key lock external door (to prevent unauthorised people from entering)
  • Place roll, nursery wipes, nappy bag (for rubbish) and Hamilton hand wash near door
  • Set out appropriate toys and activities (incl. take-home craft)
  • Organise one tub per group of storytelling props for Small Group Time (incl. prayer cubes)
  • Display morning routine pictures in correct order 
  • Organise props for stories and set up iPod 
  • Prepare Scrapbook craft and morning tea
  • Ensure room looks and feels inviting and organised (warm or cool, fun and colourful)
  • Pray as a team – remind team of the big idea for the day

8:50am

10:35am

9:50am

  • Children arrive – welcome with a smile, hand a nursery wipe to parent to clean his/her child’s hands, check each child has check-in or V sticker, mark child on roll
  • Engage children in a play activity or in doing the take-home craft
  • Parents are encouraged not to enter the room
  • If parents insist on settling their child, they clean his/her hands and stay no more 5 min.

9:20am

11:05am

10:20am

  • Pack up play equipment and take-home craft 
  • Joint Time: singing, birthdays, action rhymes, memory verse and story 

9:40am

11:25am

10:40am

  • Small Group Time – storytelling and prayer

9:55am

11:40am

10:55am

  • Scrapbook craft – ensure names are clearly written on each child’s craft

10:05am

11:50am

11:05am

  • Clean hands using nursery wipes
  • Pray – thank God for the food
  • Snack – rice crackers and water
  • Play activities while waiting for parents (e.g. blocks, picture books, group game…)
  • Hand parent/guardians take-home crafts, Bible Reading Plans, notes, jumpers…
  • Handover child after rego number on adult and child’s sticker has been matched

10:25am

12:10am

11:15am

  • Team debrief and prayer – celebrate what God is doing in this ministry
  • Ensure room is left better than how your team found it