Saint Patrick’s Nursery

Children ages three and under are welcome in the nursery!   Both paid staff and volunteer help are utilized in caring for the children in a clean, bright, happy and loving environment.  In addition to being qualified for the position, our nursery staff have had formal background checks processed as well as attended a mandatory “Safeguarding God’s Children” course, as required by the Diocese of Oklahoma.

Children ages four and over are invited to attend our Youth Formation Activity during the 9:40am Christian Formation Hour and Children’s Chapel during the 10:30am Service.

Sunday Schedule

8:15am for the 8:30am Church Service

9:30am for the 9:40am Christian Formation classes

10:15am for the 10:30am Church Service

Wednesday Schedule

6:15pm for the 6:30pm Holy Eucharist & Journey in Faith

Meet our Childcare Providers!

Ginger Dixon, Nursery Coordinator

gdixon_2014Ginger Dixon and her husband Justin have been members of St. Patrick’s since 2002. Her role as Nursery Coordinator includes childcare staffing, scheduling and general nursery organization.  Ginger has two children, Emma and Lyla.

Stephanie Smith, Childcare Provider

ssmith_2014Stephanie is an assistant kindergarten teacher at Holland Hall.  Stephanie, her husband Steve, and sons Jerred and Eric have been members of Saint Patrick’s for over 15 years.

Tips for a Successful Nursery Visit!

      • Ask about snacks – do you bring or do they supply.   Tell them about any allergies your child may have.
      • Due to the possibility of severe allergic reactions to other children, childcare workers should not give medicine to your child.
      • If you are breastfeeding, find the location set aside for your and your child so you are quiet and comfortable.
      • Once you give your child to the childcare worker, step quietly out of the area. Your child might cry or might not but seeing you peeking around the corner will make the child anxious and more prone to crying.
      • You should bring :

A diaper bag
Diapers and wipes
A separate change of clothes
Prepared Bottle and/or Sippy Cup
Child’s favorite toy or blanket
Bib
Make sure your child’s name is on the diaper bag and bottle/cup.

If you have any concerns about your nursery, talk to the staff. They are there to serve you and your child!