Nursery Assistant

Position:            Nursery Assistant

Hours/week:     Part-time – up to 10 hours/week

Work hours:       Sunday 8:45 am to 12:15 pm

Special services and events, Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Classification:   Non-exempt

Overtime:           no

Supervisor:         Director of Children’s Ministries

Annual leave:    No

Sick leave:          No

Health benefits:              No

Retirement benefits:     No



The Nursery Attendant provides safe, secure, nurturing, clean, and efficient care to young children from infants up to 5 years of age during worship services and other church activities. The Nursery Assistant will cover both the nursery and preschool rooms depending on need.


Essential Job Functions


  • Care for young children from infants up to 5 years of age during the Sunday morning worship services.  Also, is to be available 6:00pm to 9:00 pm during Wednesday night music rehearsals, and during special worship services, such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Christmas Eve.
  • Oversee sign-in of children and provide pager to parents with instructions.
  • Be familiar with any special needs of children who are regular visitors to the Nursery.
  • Upon pickup of child, provide feedback to parents about their child’s experience in the Nursery.
  • Put all toys and equipment in its proper place before leaving the Nursery room. Put all dirty diapers in a plastic bag before placing in the trashcan and taking it out of the Nursery.
  • Maintain cleanliness of all toys and equipment in the nursery.
  • Ensure cleanliness of all fabric materials from equipment in nursery. i.e: Crib Sheets, Baby Play Mat, Swing and Bounce Seat covers
  • Report any repair needs or broken equipment and remove broken equipment to the church office.
  • Work with the Nursery Lead to make sure necessary equipment and supplies are available.
  • Let the Nursery Lead and Director of Children’s Ministries know if you are not available during a regular scheduled work time.


Major Accountabilities


  • Provide consistent, quality childcare to church members and visitors attending worship services and other church activities.


Personal Qualifications


  • Avowed and demonstrated Christian faith.
  • Exemplify Sterling United Methodist Church’s values and uphold the staff covenant.
  • At least age 18.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including talking to parents about their children.
  • Exhibit the extraordinary patience and love required for the care of infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
  • Maturity of judgment and emotions.
  • Dependable, punctual, and non-temperamental.
  • Proficiency in Spanish is highly desired.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of trustworthiness and integrity.
  • Must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship.

Professional Requirements


  • High school degree or higher is required.
  • Substantial experience in a daycare setting, including infants and toddlers.
  • Complete infant CPR certification at Sterling United Methodist Church’s expense. Other first aid training and Red Cross babysitting certification are highly desirable.
  • Present results of current (within one year) Tuberculin test and records of current immunizations.
  • Pass a criminal background check and understand and agree to follow Sterling United Methodist Church’s child protection policy.


Desired Professional Requirements


  • Early childhood education degree or working toward a teaching degree
  • Experience working in the elementary school system

Persons wishing to apply for this position should send their resume with cover letter to

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Nursery Assistant (2016)