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5. Nursery Teacher (Volunteer) Job Description

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Job Title

Nursery Teacher/Volunteer


Children’s Department/Nursery


Nursery Coordinator (If there is no NC then this position would report to the Children’s Pastor/Director)

Church Membership


Spiritual Level


Spiritual Gifts

Compassion, encouragement


Dependable, friendly, enthusiastic, creative, organized, ability to work with other volunteers, relates well to children

Time Commitment

Two hours on Sunday.

Duration of Commitment

Minimum of one year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Pray for the babies.
  • Attend ongoing Children’s Ministry training and meetings when necessary.
  • Take training in First Aid and CPR if necessary.
  • Complete a background check.
  • Notify Nursery Coordinator at least one week in advance of an absence.
  • Demonstrate a positive and friendly attitude with the parents and the children who are in your care.
  • Explain security and sign in procedures with new parents.
  • Label all diaper bags and children’s belongings.
  • Keep record of attendance each week and give the attendance sheet to the Nursery/Toddler Coordinator.
  • Supervise children closely in the classroom, attending to their needs when necessary.
  • Stay in the classroom at all times when children are under your supervision. Never leave a child unattended in the classroom. Never put more than one child in a crib.
  • Change diapers as needed according to the diaper changing procedures.
  • Demonstrate good hygiene and wash hands immediately after changing diapers, wiping noses, and serving snacks, etc.
  • Page or contact parents in the worship service when a child is having difficulty in the classroom or is in need of parental care.
  • Clean and sanitize all toys before putting them away after every Sunday morning.
  • Keep room looking clean and neat.
  • Prepare and guide Bible learning activities from the provided Bible curriculum when necessary.
  • Report damaged toys/equipment or safety hazards to the Nursery/Toddler Coordinator.
  • Report needed supplies to the Nursery/Toddler Coordinator (wipes, paper towels, diapers, etc.).
  • Wear identification name tag or special Children’s Ministry shirt when working in the nursery.
  • Leave room in good condition after serving.

Related Topics: Administrative and Organization, Children

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