We were all created for worship. It is our highest calling, the most important part of our lives. Nevertheless, it does not come naturally to us. It is something that must be learned. Tenth Nursery strives to encourage the worship of God through providing a safe, loving place for children while their parents worship free of distraction. While caring for the children, we hope to introduce them to their covenant family and to the compassion of their heavenly Father. We look forward to the time when the children will join their families in weekly worship.
Our Arms Are Open to All Children
Children eight weeks through two years are cared for in the nurseries off of Reception Hall. Two and three-year-olds are cared for on the first and second floors (respectively) of the Carriage House. We ask that children who will be attending regularly enroll. There are additional programs during both morning and evening services for older children.
All Ages Care for the Children
All life stages meet in the nursery! Children are cared for by grandparents, other parents, married couples, individuals, and teens. All volunteers serving the children are members of Tenth and have been screened and have completed the background checks required by the State of Pennsylvania. An adult is always in the room. We encourage all parents to join in the caregiving. “Many hands make light work.”
If you are interested in volunteering, complete a volunteer profile.
We ask that you do not place your child in the nursery if they have:
- Fever over 100° F
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Runny nose or cough less than 5 days
- Possible eye infection (e.g. pink eye or crusty discharge)
- Listlessness or lethargy without
- other symptoms of systemic illness
When a child is dropped off at the nursery the person dropping the child off will be given a pager or other identification tag. The pager/tag must be present for the child to once again be returned. If there is ever a time at which your child is at particular risk
of abduction, please notify the staff when dropping your child off. The pager will vibrate if you are needed at anytime for the care of your child. Please keep the pager on your body so that you will feel the vibration.
In the event that the church must be evacuated, do not return to the nusery for your child. Exit the building yourself as you are directed. The nursery staff will evacuate your child. Once outside you will be given instructions on where to meet your child. Please understand that attendance must be taken before any child is released to their guardian.