Kids at St James

On Sundays

We would love to all be in the same location but given the current health regulations this is not possible. We still want to be discipling our kids and youth so here is what you need to know about the logistics of Kids and Youth ministry for our 4pm service. 
  • Groups and Locations
    • Creche (0-1) – in the creche room with parent supervision or with parent in the service
    • age 2 to Kindergarten – in Wynola
    • yr 1-3 – at St Johns Ashfield (81 Alt St, Ashfield)
    • Yr 4-6 – at St Johns Ashfield (81 Alt St, Ashfield)
    • Yr 7-9 – at St John’s Ashfield (81 Alt St, Ashfield)
  • Drop-off and Pick-up
    • St Johns Ashfield
      • See document attached below “4pm Service Drop-off and Pick-up Handbook”
      • Drop off time – From 3.30pm
      • Pickup time – From 5-5.15pm
      • If your child has a different mode of transport please communicate that information to us (ie riding bike, being picked up by a grandparent/friend)
    • Wynola
      • drop off and pickup from the undercover area of Wynola
      • Drop off – from 3.45pm
      • Pickup – from the end of the service
      • Parents will be contacted if child needs to go to the bathroom
  • What to bring?
    • a water bottle for your child to have their own drink
  • What not to bring?
    • Items from home – toys, pens and pencils etc to reduce spread
  • Health regulations
    • Social distancing – As of July 1 kids and youth no longer need to practice social distance. Our leaders still need to practice social distancing with each other and with kids/youth. 
    • Hygiene and cleaning – all spaces will be cleaned after use. Any objects in regular use (ball, craft supplies, scissors etc) will be cleaned. Hand sanitiser will be provided on arrival to all spaces. 
    • Sickness – if your child is sick please keep them home. 

Friday Kids Clubs

Each Friday afternoon local children gather with their friends in the Church grounds to enjoy an hour of fun filled games and craft along with Bible stories and discussions. 

Kindergarten – Year 4  4:30pm-5:30pm
Year 5 & 6 5:30pm-6:30pm

We love to see new faces at Kids Clubs. You are welcome to pop by and visit us with no obligations. When you arrive there will be someone to meet you at the gate and give you directions. If you have any questions before then don’t hesitate to contact the office.

Croydon Summer Club

A program for children in crèche to Yr 6 Croydon Summer Club is an annual Kid’s Holiday Program program run in January on the church grounds. A highlight of the year Croydon Summer Club is a place where kids learn about God, play games, make craft, sing songs and have fun! And it’s free! The next Summer Club is 11th-15th January, 2021. Details will be released closer to the time. 

Safe Ministry At St James

St James is committed to the highest standards of care and safety in our programmes for children and youth. All adult staff and volunteers in these programmes have a Working With Children Check as required by law. Additionally, they must also complete ‘Safe Ministry Training’ and have a refresher every 3 years. The church has a Safe Ministry Representative who monitors the currency and record-keeping for these accreditations.

For More information about the Anglican Church's Safe Ministry Policy

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