Although not formally a part of our Children’s Ministries curriculum, we have a special home for the littlest members of our parish family. Our goal is to provide a secure and happy environment for children while they and their parents/guardians worship and participate in Christian Formation and other activities at St. James.
Our goal is to provide a secure and happy environment for children while they and their parents/guardians worship and participate in Christian Formation and other activities at St. James.
The nursery is located in Perry Hall closest to Bacon House. See our map of Classroom Locations.
Hours of Operation
During the Program Year, the nursery is available on Sundays during the 9:00am and 11:15am services, as well as during Christian Formation from 10:15am to 11:00am
The nursery also is available during many events, such as lectures and other programs. Nursery coverage can be arranged for special events. To check nursery availability at scheduled events or to request nursery hours for special events, please contact our Christian Formation Assistant.
The nursery provides care for infants and children up to three years of age.
Children ages four and older may attend Children's Chapel during the 9:00 a.m. service. Christian Formation classes are also available.
Typically three to four nursery staff are available on Sundays. Staff numbers can be adjusted as needed for events.
We have a minimum adult to child ratio, which is as follows:
- For infants: 1:3
- For toddlers: 1:4
- For children age three and above: 1:6
Upon your arrival, nursery staff will be available to assist with the sign-in process and to answer any questions. The nursery staff will ask that parents complete a simple form that includes information on the child(ren), contact information and anticipated location for the parents. Snack cups and bottles will need to be labeled. The nursery staff also asks that parents set their phone to vibrate so they may be contacted during the services or Christian Formation.