Creche is a safe place for young children to play while their parents are listening to the message in church. Generally, children go to creche once they can sit up and move around. Rostered volunteers care for children, and SMS parents if a child is unsettled, and parents are welcome to remain with their child in crèche until they are comfortable leaving them.
Sunday School classes operate at both the 9am and 10.30am Sunday Church Services for preschool to year 6. The children start off in Church with their parents and leave for Sunday School after the Kids Spot. The vision for Sunday School is that the children will come to know, love and serve God as their Heavenly Father through Jesus his Son. Children rejoin parents at the end of the Church service.
Friday Kids Clubs
- Friday afternoon 4:30 – 6pm:
K to Year 4
- Friday Evenings 6 – 7:30pm:
Years 5 and 6
Each Friday afternoon local children gather with their friends in the Church grounds to enjoy an hour and a half of fun filled games, craft and afternoon tea along with Bible stories and discussions. From time to time the older group has offsite activities like Billy Karts in the park and Lazer Skirmish.
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 in Jan 2018. 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.