st pauls kids
 
St Paul's Kids is our ministry for 0-11's during our Sunday morning services. The vision of St Paul’s Kids ministry is to see each child in church meet with the living God and to grow in knowledge of His love for them.
 
 
Biblical and Prayerful
We learn from the Bible to help us understand our relationship with God and our world. We learn to talk and listen to God for ourselves, others and the world. 
  Distinctive
We seek to become the children God made us to be in all that we do. 
     
Generous
We invite and include people in our groups and friendships. We share what we have including our resources, ability to pray for one another and our time. 
  Outgoing
We share what we do in St Paul's Kids and the good news we know that Jesus loves us.
     
Loving
We share what’s going on in our lives and are kind to one another, helping everyone to see and remember God loves and cares for them.
 
  Led by the Spirit
We learn to listen and respond to God speaking through his Holy Spirit through Scripture and prayer.

Wrigglers (0-2.5 yrs)


Wrigglers is our crèche which caters for new-borns to young children up to 2.5 years. Children are cared for by a dedicated team of volunteers, all of whom are DBS checked and members of our church. During the session a variety of toys are played with and the children are prayed for. Children are registered on arrival and parents are given a ‘kiddie card’, which is returned when the child is collected at the end of the session. Volunteers are trained and used to supporting parents and children as they are left independently. Occasionally parents stay with their child. Wrigglers happens in the Crèche room, just off the main foyer.

Our prayer for the children and families who use the Wrigglers provision is that they know the love of God through the care shown to them in this setting. 

When: Sunday Morning Services
                *term time only
wrigglers
 
 
movers

Movers (2.5-5yrs)


Movers is the group for children in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and they meet in the Upper Room. This is accessed through the main hall and children are dropped off by their parents. They are registered as they arrive and parents are given a ‘kiddie card’, which is returned when the child is collected. Children start in Movers at 2.5 years and leave in the Easter holiday before they move out of EYFS, into year 1 (aged 5). In this group, children explore Bible stories and themes using a multi-sensory play-based approach.  We finish our time together singing worship songs and having a time of prayer, after which children are collected by their parents. The curriculum used in Movers is written in-house by Hester and different activities are provided across the age range.

We hope that the children in Movers have early experiences of knowing Jesus love through the community provided in this group, simple biblical teaching and experience of prayer. 

When: Sunday Morning Services
                *term time only
 

Groovers (5-11yrs)


Groovers is our primary school aged group which meets in the church hall. After gathering to hear a bible story all together, the children move between 3 Zones (Construction Zone, Game Zone and Wonder Zone) in their PODs. PODs are like a small group and based on relationships with POD parents who have a crucial role in building the relationships, sense of church family and community within the POD. The children are regularly given time to respond to God and connect to Him personally using the Shack at the Back as well as  child-centred prayer ministry to help children encounter God for themselves. Inline with our vision for St Paul’s Kids we are passionate about enabling our children to learn about and experience God’s love and voice on a personal relational basis.
 
If you are visiting please speak to a member of the Welcome Team to register your children into a POD before the service starts. 

When: Sunday Morning Services
                *term time only

groovers

 
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Tiddlies Praise


Tiddlies Praise is a toddler group hosted by St Paul's church. We meet on Tuesday mornings from 10am in term time and finish by 11.30am. The group is free and we have no membership restrictions; all are welcome! Tiddlies Praise is a space where children can play together with a variety of toys, and parents can gather to support and develop friendships. We meet in the main church worship space and use lots of the space creatively to make a fun and safe environment. During the morning we have a break in play to sing together and listen to a story. Children's (and adult!) snacks are provided throughout the morning.

When: Tuesdays, 10am-11.30am
                *term time only
 

*Additional Info

Please not that all Parents and Carers are required to fill in a consent form for their children.
 
If your child had SEND requirements we would like to be able to support your child to the best of abilities. In order to enable this, please speak to a member of the children's ministry leadership team after the service or email them to arrange an appropriate time to meet midweek. 

If you would like to find out more about Safeguarding at St Paul's please click here

Contact


 
 
Ros Ros Hardy
Assistant Children's Minister
E: ros@stpl.org.uk
T: 01926 427149
 
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