Childcare

ABC BlocksAffirming and promoting the inherent worth and dignity of every person begins with our very youngest. The childcare program at First Parish provides a safe, welcoming, and fun environment for children during First Parish special events and meetings. A regularly updated calendar of dates and times that First Parish provides childcare is displayed at the bottom of this page.

Information for Families

Free childcare is available for infants, toddlers, and children up to age 3 during Sunday services in the nursery, 9:45am-11:30am. The nursery has age-appropriate, fun, and wholesome toys, and is supervised by Childcare Coordinator Sarrah Smith, who is a professional CPR and first aid certified childcare provider with over 10 years of experience. Sarrah and her staff love to spend time playing and doing arts and crafts projects with the children. Parents are asked to bring a diaper bag with a change of clothing and a nut-free snack for their child.

Supervision is also available for all children on some Sundays when there are no religious education classes, and at specified First Parish events. For First Parish events that include childcare, we ask that you sign up your child for care prior to the event, so that we can staff appropriately. Sign up details are available from the Childcare Committee, from the First Parish committee or group sponsoring the event, or by clicking on the event listing in the Childcare Calendar below.

We always welcome interested First Parish youth to assist the childcare staff on Sunday mornings and at First Parish events. To learn more about participating in childcare at First Parish, please contact the Childcare Committee at childcare@uubedford.org.

Information for First Parish Committees and Groups

Childcare can be provided for events sponsored by First Parish committees and groups, depending on staff availability. To request childcare for an event (auction, annual dinner, annual meeting, etc.) simply follow these steps:

  1. At least 2 weeks prior to the event, submit a request for childcare for the event using the following online form: http://bit.ly/ChildcareReservationForm
  2. Once the request is approved, you will receive a link to an online childcare signup form for your specific event that you can distribute to the First Parish community, so that families who want to use childcare at that event may register their children. (Advance registration is necessary so that we can ensure appropriate childcare staffing.)

Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Childcare Committee at childcare@uubedford.org with any questions.

Nothing from August 18, 2019 to September 18, 2019.