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THIS WEEK'S PODCAST
KINGZONE & CRECHE
Who is KingZone for?
   
KingZone is an integral part of the King’s Church gathering where primary school aged children meet together. We believe that the children are important members of the church family and that together we are all on a journey to love and live like Jesus and we are developing as apprentices of Jesus.
 
KingZone is about supporting parents to inspire and encourage each child on their journey to develop their own relationship with Jesus. We know that we are all made differently and that God relates to us each individually, so we offer a variety of activities to help all the children as they grow.
 
 We follow different themes each month. These themes are implemented through a variety of fun activities including craft activities, games and discussions in smaller groups. We believe in empowering the children in prayer.
    
Where and when does KingZone happen?
   
KingZone takes place on the top floor of the building. KingZone children usually go upstairs after a time of all age worship at approximately 11.15am, it is usually announced. You are more than welcome to bring your child up to the top floor at the start of KingZone where you can meet and speak to the leaders there. There are toilet facilities on the top floor.

If your child is upset or unsettled a leader or helper will come and speak to you in the main hall. The children are brought back downstairs by an adult at 12.30pm, if you need to leave quickly after the meeting, or even during the meeting, you can collect your child before this time from the top floor.
    
    
Who is on the KingZone team?
  
We believe that the children are an integral part of King’s Church. We want to inspire and support them on their journey to love and live like Jesus. Together we are all on the journey to love and live like Jesus and we are developing as apprentices of Jesus. In KingZone we want to encourage and support each child in the group to develop their own relationship with Jesus. We know that we are all made differently and that God relates to us each individually, so we offer a variety of activities to help all the children as they grow.
What happens in KingZone?
 
We offer a variety of activities following different themes each month. We generally introduce the theme for the morning all together and have a drink and snack. This is then followed by a variety of fun activities including craft activities, games and discussions in smaller groups. These smaller groups are often mixed in age, but occasionally they are in age groups.
 
Who is on the KingZone team?
   
 At King’s Church we recognize the fact that the children need to develop their own relationships within the church family and we encourage the wider congregation to help with KingZone. Each team member that volunteers is DBS checked. The leaders and helpers for KingZone will be wearing yellow lanyards, please feel free to ask them any questions you may have.

Tracie Bradshaw-Mays works for King’s Church as the Inspire a Generation Coordinator who oversees the work of KingZone and crèche to inspire and support both the children and parents.
        
How to register your children
 
Please complete the Child Registration form available at the KingZone sign in desk in the foyer of the Schofield Family Centre. If a parent doesn’t intend a child to leave the main hall and attend KingZone, they shouldn’t sign them in. Signing children in is important for fire reasons and to ensure they are accounted for within the building. On subsequent weeks if a child registration form has already been completed then it is only necessary to sign in on the Visitor Registration Form.
 
General Information
 
If your child has any allergies, special needs of illnesses please let the leaders and helpers know at the start of the session.
In the event of a fire please follow the Steward’s instructions and do not try to collect your children. The KingZone and Crèche teams will escort the children to safety, although they may not leave the building unless necessary.
    
CRECHE
   
There are crèche facilities available for all babies and preschool children on the first floor in Small World Nursery.

For babies and toddlers under the age of 2.5 you can take your child to the baby room, on the first floor, if you wish to at any point during the meeting. In the baby room there are speakers so the message from the Sunday Gathering can be heard. There is space available there for breast-feeding mothers and high chairs available.
 
Nappy changing facilities are available in the ladies toilets and disabled toilet off the main hall, or on the first floor in the nappy changing room. Please ask a member of the hospitality team to show you where these facilities are.

For children aged 2.5 – 4 there is a preschool crèche group available on the first floor.
 
If you are intending to leave your child in the preschool crèche facility please ensure that a Child Registration Form is completed and handed in to the group leader that week, including any information about allergies, recent illness or special needs.

The children go upstairs for crèche at approximately 11.15am, it is usually announced.


Please accompany your child to the room and introduce them to the leader and helpers. It is useful if you can make sure your child has been to the toilet before they are left. If your child is unsettled the helper will come down and speak to you in the main hall.

The children will have a drink and a snack, they will usually listen to a bible story and have the opportunity to do a craft activity.

The facilities used are within Small World Nursery so they are set up for children and there are plenty of toys available for the children to play with.

There are child-sized toilets available in the nursery for the children to use.

All of the leaders and helpers in the crèche groups are DBS checked.

Please collect your child at 12.15pm unless the meeting finishes earlier.