All of our Children's groups are safe experiences, with age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way - all with the purpose of helping children to follow Jesus.
We have children's provision for all ages on Sunday mornings, called FDK. Within FDK we have different names for each group that runs.
We would love to see you and your family visit our Children's groups during our Sunday service. Join the fun and experience a world where children meet Jesus on their level!
Here's some more information about each group that runs within FDK:
Wonder (0-2 years)
What is Wonder?
We are passionate about serving our families here at The Foundry Church and appreciate how hard it can be sometimes to keep babies and young children occupied during our Sunday services.
For your comfort and support, we have made available a creche facility filled with a variety of toys and a baby changing area. The room also includes a live video feed to everything happening in our Main Arena...so you don't have to miss a thing!
When and where?
Wonder is located in Meeting Room 1 and available from 10:30am during the morning service on a Sunday. Please note it is a non-supervised room so parents are responsible for their children at all times.
Burst (Age 3 - year 1)
Burst is the name of our Sunday morning programme available to children aged 3 - Year 1.
In Burst our aim is to create the right atmosphere and balance so while we have fun, we also encourage children to worship Jesus and focus on Him.
Fuse (Year 2 - year 6)
Fuse is the name of our Sunday morning programme available to children aged Year 2 - Year 6.
In Fuse our aim is to create the right atmosphere and balance so while we have fun, we also encourage children to worship Jesus and focus on Him.
Burst and Fuse begin at approximately 11:10am each Sunday, children will go out to Burst or Fuse shortly after our time of worship. A mixture of songs, stories, crazy games, craft and much more will ensure your child stays engaged and feels right at home. Burst and Fuse finish at 12:15pm.
Note: During July and August, Burst and Fuse will have a slightly earlier finish time of 12:00pm.
Your first visit!
When you first arrive, look out for our Information Desk where one of our volunteers is waiting to meet you. This is where you can check your child into our database system. Our guest house will show you where everything happens if it's your first time.
How Check-In works
Your child's safety is our priority. Upon arrival our check-in team (at the Information Desk) will look for your child's details on our database. If it is your first time then we will ask you to fill out a general information and parent/carer details form.
Once your child is on our system we can check them in. At this point you will receive a wristband with a unique identification code. You will need to wear the wristband throughout the service. After the service, you will return to your child's room and show your wristband in order for your child to be released back to you.
In the event that we need to contact you during the service, your child's identification code will appear on the screen in the main arena. We ask that you exit the main area immediately and look for a staff member or volunteer who will direct you to your child's room.
THE JOURNEY HOME
It's our aim to help your children follow Jesus. We want to make our teaching accessible and relevant to their age. On your way home, ask your child questions like, "Did you have fun?" and "What did you learn today?" We want every child to have a positive answer to these two questions, every week!
In all of our children's groups safety is our priority. We make sure each room that is used is safe in its layout and equipment. All of our volunteers are screened with an application process and a DBS is carried out, as well as ongoing child protection training. Our check-in system mentioned above, is designed to ensure, that only the parent/guardian who checks their child in, is able to collect their child with the corresponding wristband ID number.
Save yourself some time when you first visit by filling out the general information and parent/guardian consent forms before you arrive. Please complete the general information form for each child that will be attending. Only one parent/guardian consent form is needed per household.