CHILDREN

Cardboard Cafe

Who is it for?  Babies and toddlers (pre-school) - and their parents / guardians / carers. 
 
Where does it happen?  Ellon Parish Church, Kirk Centre, Slains Hall. Just ask Edith in the front office for directions if you get lost. 
 
When does it happen? 9:30am - 11:30am on a Friday. You can come along for as much or as little as you like. Andf you don't need to be on time! 

What happens during it? Lots of free play with the toys. There's always a craft station, opening and closing song and a story time. 
 
Why? Because we believe that our children are a gift from God and an important part of our lives. We also feel that as a church community we should be offering spaces to the wider community to help parents / carers and guardians have fun with their kids. We're also excited to get to know folks. 

Who runs it? A team of helpers, who are all PVG checked. It's organised and led by Pam our Parish Worker (Children and Families)
 
Need more info?  Contact Pam on 01358 725690 or padam@churchofscotland.org.uk.

Also checkout the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/EPCCardboadCafe/
 

Twinkle Stars

Who is it for?  Babies and toddlers (pre-school) - and their parents if they wish. 

Where does it happen?  Ellon Parish Church, vestry / creche room. If you've not been before just ask someone on the welcoming team and they'll point you in the right direction. 

When does it happen? 10am - 11:15am on a Sunday.  

What happens during it? We  join with the whole church family for the first part of the service. After the Bible story and a song we go through to the creche room where  the children continue to learn and explore about God through some free play, story, songs and activities and snack.  The creche space is also available (unstaffed) for the first part of the worship service should you need it. 

Why? Because we believe that our children are a gift from God
and an important part of our church family. As are their parents. We believe joining together as the church family should be a positive, welcome, enriching experience for all.

Who runs it? A team of helpers, who are all PVG checked. It's organised and led by Nicola our Parish Worker (Mission Development)

Need more info?  Contact Nicola, nbruce@churchofscotland.org.uk, or
Edith in the Kirk Centre.
   
Who is it for?  Primary aged children (P1-P7)

Where does it happen?  Sunday Edition: Ellon Parish Church, 'Wee Chapel" If you've not been before just ask someone on the welcoming team and they'll point you in the right direction. 
Wednesday Edition:  Upper Room in our Kirk Centre

When does it happen? Sundays 10am - 11:15am  and  Wednesdays (beginning 3rd May) 3.30pm - 4.30pm 

What happens during it? On Sundays after joining the whole church family for the beginning of the service, singing songs and hearing the Bible story told interactively by a member of the congregation, the Star Squad goes through to the 'Wee Chapel' to carry on their exploring and learning.  It's in Star Squad that children learn more about God through Bible stories, games, crafts and lots more. 
On Wednesdays we gather after school for a wee snack then  have a jam packed hour of games, Bible story, crafts, music and more.  We also have a comfy room set up with tea, coffee & homebakes for parents to relax and have a blether.
    
Why? Because we believe that our children are a gift from God and an important part of our church family. As are their parents. We belive that joining together as a church family should be a positive, welcome, enritching experience for all. 

Who runs it? A team of helpers, who are all PVG checked. It's organised and led by Pam our Parish Worker (Children and Familes). 

Need more info?  Contact Edith in the Kirk Centre. or Pam on padam@churchofscotland.org.uk
    

Star Squad

Registration form for Star Squad:

Parent/Guardian Name
Contact Email
School & Class
Wednesday or Sunday Edition? or Both!
Contact Phone
Child's Name
Allergies, dietary requirements or medical conditions?
Address
Submit

Keeping Children Safe:
Ellon Parish Church has developed a policy on safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in line with the Church of Scotland policy and national guidelines. 
 
All our leaders are PVG checked and risk assessed. References are taken up and they are expected to attend any child protection training. 
 
For more information please contact our child protection co-ordinators, Ann or Edith, thekirk@btinternet.com

​http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/about_us/safeguarding_service/about_us