CHILDREN

WE BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN PLAY A VITAL ROLE TODAY AND FOR THE FUTURE. WE WANT TO GIVE CHILDREN GOOD ROLE MODELS, A HEALTHY SPIRITUAL FRAMEWORK FOR THEIR LIVES AND ENABLE THEM TO DISCOVER GOD’S LOVE.

We provide safe, well-equipped and caring environments in which to help your children grow, and discover something of God’s love for them. On Sundays, Children’s Church meets during the 9.30am service at our Moseley/Kings Heath gathering, during the 10.30 service at our Bournville gathering, and at our Word of Hands gathering. Children leave the main service after about 15 minutes to follow an exciting programme of activities in their groups. Our children’s groups are led by fully trained children’s workers who are DBS cleared in accordance with our Safeguarding Policy.

In addition, there is a children’s small group for school year 6, which meets on Wednesday evening. The aim of this group is to help children understand more about their faith, and give them a good foundation in their relationship with God before they move into the challenging environment of secondary school.

During the week, we also run two Stay-and-Play groups. See below for more information.

Moseley / Kings Heath Sunday Gathering

Crèche: 0-2 yrs
Tumblers: 2-3 yrs
Joggers: Nursery and reception year at school
Climbers: Infant school yrs 1-2
Explorers: Junior school yrs 3-4
Fire tribe: Junior school yrs 5-6
Trekkers: For children with additional needs

Bournville Sunday Gathering

Freddos: 0-5 yrs (pre-school)
Crunchies: School years reception to year 2
Chomp: School years 3-6
Youth: School years 6-9

Stay & Play Wednesday - Moseley

We run a weekly Stay & Play at Riverside House every Wednesday during term time from 10:00am. We have a wide selection of toys and books available and each week we offer a craft activity or painting. There is also a large play area for children to ride bikes and scooters. We provide tea/coffee and cake for the adults and squash, fruit and toast for the children. Following refreshments we end each session with a song time. If you would like to help out in any way, be part of it or join the team, please sign up with your details or contact s on 0121 442 4484.

Stay & Play Monday - Balsall Heath

We run a cross-cultural stay & play in Balsall Heath at Ladypool Congregational Church on Monday mornings at 10:00am. If you would like to help out, be part of it or be part of the team, please sign up and someone will be in touch with you.

Riverside Church is committed to protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults in accordance with our Safeguarding policy .The Church Safeguarding Co-ordinators are Melody Pearson and Judy Moore, and any concerns should be communicated to them.