FDK is our children’s provision for babies through to children in Year 6. It takes place during our 11:00am service and there are 3 different groups.
Here’s some more information about each group that runs within FDK:
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 crèche 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!
Wonder is in Meeting Room 1 and available during our 11:00am service on a Sunday. Please note it is a non-supervised room so parents are responsible for their children at all times.
Burst is for all children aged 3 – Year 1. The room is set up for children to come and play together and once they are settled, we have an interactive bible story and small groups plus songs, craft, snack and games.
We know it is a big deal for many children (and their grown ups!) to join a new group and so our FDK team will work with you to make sure your child feels safe and happy in Burst, so do come and talk to the team.
Fuse is for all children in Years 2-6. The children start their time together playing games in the sports hall and then the FDK team take the children into the loft room for some interactive bible teaching and a snack. We focus on themes, stories or verses from the Bible and look at how we can apply them to our lives each day. During this time, children split into small groups relevant to their school years for activities and discussion. We see this time as a great opportunity for children build friendships to learn from each other about how we can live our lives for Jesus.
If your child requires extra support during FDK please speak to a member of the FDK team or get in touch with Ruth Greenow, our Children’s Pastor so we can look at how best we can support you and your child.
When you first arrive, look out for the Info Desk where one of our volunteers will be waiting to meet you. This is where you can register your child and check them into our register. Our Guest Host can show you where everything happens and introduce you and your child to the FDK team.
We want to make sure all children feel welcome and valued in FDK so if your child requires some extra support, please let our FDK team know. You can also get in touch with Ruth, our Children’s Pastor who can chat with you in more detail about Sunday mornings and how we can best support your child to enjoy FDK.
FDK begins about half an hour after the main service begins. This gives opportunity for children to join their families for the songs and then when the rocket launches on the screen in the service, it is Get, Set, Go for parents and carers to drop their children off to Burst and Fuse for the rest of the service. A mixture of songs, stories, games, craft and much more will ensure your child has fun and feels right at home. Burst and Fuse finish at 12:15pm. If you need to collect your child earlier, just let the team leader know as you drop them off.
Your child’s safety is our priority. When you arrive, our check-in team will be on hand to talk you through the process. If it is your child’s first time or you are just visiting you will need to input your child’s details onto the system.
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. When you collect your child from FDK, the team leader will check the ID code against your child’s name on the register before signing them out.
If 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.
In all our children’s groups safety is our priority. We make sure each room that is used is safe in its layout and equipment. All 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 is designed to ensure that only the parent or carer who checks their child in, can collect their child with the corresponding wristband ID number.