FPC & REFF Safety Policies & The Nursery

First Parish UU Church of Chelmsford Safe Child Policy

Safe Child Policy and CORI for RE Volunteers:

In order for our students and congregation to flourish it is important that all of us want to make sure that we offer them the safest environment possible.  That is why we are very pleased that the Religious Education Ministry and Standing Committee on April 2013 approved the implementation of the CORI policy for all RE Volunteers starting in 2013-2014. Along with the Safe Child Policy we will be asking that all religious Faith Formation Program Volunteers to fill out the form at the beginning of the year (CORI forms every two years.) If you have not filled out the forms already for this year, they will be available at the RE table during the Social Hour.

For more information about FPC Safe Child Policy please contact:

Dolores GHeredia-Wood, DRE&FF [email protected]

The Nursery & Pre-K Class room drop-off and pick-up:

Drop-off for our Nursery and Pre K class begins at 15 minutes prior to the church service at 10:00 am.

We ask that parents let their Nursery/Pre K caregiver know that their child is ready to attend and the care and responsibility for the child will be shifted to the nursery care giver.

Please note: Nursery sign-in is required. If there are more than 8 children in the nursery an extra adult volunteer must stay to assist with the children. If a parent arrives with children and there are already 8 children in the room, that parent will be asked to say in the nursery with their child until an extra qualified nursery volunteer can be found. Do not leave your child in the room unless there is an two FPC Certified Nursery Caregivers or a qualified volunteer or staff member. If there are not two adults, please stay until we can find a volunteer.

The nursery caregiver staff is certified by the Red Cross in Pediatrics First Aid, CPR and have been through Red Cross Child Care Training. Some of our nursery staff has further qualifications.

For information or questions about the Nursery or Nursery Caregivers or to be a volunteer please contact:

Dolores GHeredia-Wood at [email protected]

Allergies:

Remember Allergies are a shared responsibility by everyone. Please read following information & requests:

Make sure to write and update allergies on registration sheets and UUFF Group Room Binders sheet. On Sunday mornings we provide a light snack of fruits and organic popcorn, High school class snack is “Munchkins”. Youth can bring in a small portioned alternative snack for themselves too.   Also on occasions we have events that foods will be provided or we ask the families to bring food. If you do bring food, please include options that everyone can enjoy and/or label food ingredients clearly. Make your child is aware that allergies are a shared responsibility. Teach them to immediately inform an adult if they are have medication or intend to or have if they are having a reaction. Leaders and adults immediately inform: Director of Religious Faith Formation (DRE&FF) Dolores GHeredia-Wood