We have a full programme of activities for all children aged 1-year and above on a Sunday morning that runs in parallel to the Services. There is an unsupervised Babies Play Area in the Café (adjacent to the Auditorium) where parents and carers can be with children aged up to 12 months and still watch and hear the Service on televisions. There is also a Mother and Baby feeding room at the rear of the Auditorium (accessed via the Café) with one-way glass where mums can also see and hear the Service.
Children can be registered in their groups from 9.20 am (first Service) and 11.05 am (second Service). Parents/carers are welcome to stay to settle their children. Our age groups can be flexible, especially if you are visiting and siblings would like to stay together – please chat to whoever is overseeing registration. We also ask if you have any prayer requests for your child, so that we can pray for them during their time with us.
If children would rather stay with parents, that’s fine so long as they’re supervised and don’t wander around alone. If you have any questions, please speak to Liz Machell who is Head of Children’s Ministry.
Please be aware that there are no Vineyard Kids or Youth activities during the Evening Services.
Vineyard Kids (5–10 year-olds)
Our children’s ministry for 5–10 year-olds (school years 1–6) is a fun-packed morning of worship, teaching, games and activities as we explore becoming more like Jesus.
Ignite (3–5 year-olds)
The older group (for children born between 1 September 2013 and 1 September 2015, i.e. until the end of Reception) is now called Ignite and is in the old Tots room (turn left as you enter the Warehouse). It runs on a similar format to Embers with the addition of visiting the Warehouse to join in the Worship.
Embers (1–3 year-olds)
The younger group (for children born after 1 September 2015) is in the old crèche room (turn right as you enter the Warehouse). There is a Bible story and craft each week.
Mother and Baby Room
There is a mother and baby room behind the auditorium, with a one–way window, where mums can see and hear the Service. Access is via the Café.
All our staff and volunteers who work with children and youth are subject to a careful recruitment procedure including DBS police checks. We have Child Protection Officers and a written Child Protection Policy that is available on request.