Child Care

The First Church Orlando nursery and child care program is for children eight weeks (up to Pre-K in the nursery) through fifth grade. We are called to receive, nurture and treasure each child as a sacred gift from God. Should you have questions, concerns or ideas to share please contact Vandie Loper, Nursery/Child Care Director.

Nursery/Child Care Online Reservation

Reservations are necessary for ALL non-Sunday child care for all children up to fifth grade. Make your reservation by completing this form. Reservations must be received no later than 48 hours prior to the event. This is necessary to ensure proper staffing. You may register for an event up to a month in advance. If you are unable to attend a gathering for which you register your child(ren) in our care, please inform the staff of your cancellation by sending an email to our Nursery/Child Care Director Vandie Loper. The form below allows you to register for four dates with a single submission.

Please note that if this is the first time your child(ren) has come to our nursery, a Nursery Enrollment Form must be completed and turned in at or before drop-off.

* Required Iinformation

We look for forward to caring for your children while you participate in small groups, classes and ministries that deepen your spiritual life and your personal connection to First Church.

-First Church Child Care Staff

Nursery & Child Care Schedule

While child care is provided for all worship services without a registration, we request that you please complete the form for all times other than Sunday mornings so we can ensure safe child:adult ratios and adequately planned activities. If you plan to leave your child(ren) in our care, know that they will be participating in activities to nurture their spiritual growth.

Sundays: 8 a.m. – noon , 6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Wednesdays: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursdays: 6:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

Child care is often arranged at other times throughout the week when the need arises. If child care is available for an event outside of the hours listed above, please proceed with registration using the form below. If child care is unavailable for the time you request, you will be notified as promptly as possible that other arrangements will be necessary.

Drop-Off

The nursery is located on the second floor of our ministry center. Ways parents can help for smooth the transition for their child(ren) when they are dropped off at the nursery include labeling all children’s belongings, printing and filling out a Nursery Enrollment Form before arriving at the church , jotting down any special instructions when you sign your child(ren) in, bringing your child(ren) to church on a regular basis for consistency and familiarity, packing a child’s favorite comfort item as needed (ie: blanket, clothing item or pacifier – no toys, please). A diaper bag tag will be provided.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to volunteer in the nursery and with our Pre-K Sunday school classes. Click on this link if you are interested in volunteering. Specific questions about the Children’s Ministries volunteer process and application should be directed to Holly Eby, Director of Children’s Ministries. Please fill out the  to save time when dropping off your child for the first time.