Creche is for babies and toddlers aged 0-3yrs and is based in the basement of the church building. In Creche we work on a free-flow system, with lots of toys available for the children to engage with, but we do come together for a story, singing and a snack. We want this space to be filled with God’s love and joy and have an atmosphere of fun and laughter. Our aim is for the children to know at a young age that God loves them, as we believe this is where the first bricks in the foundation of a child’s faith are built. Over the summer the creche room will be unsupervised, but still available for parents to use.
Welcome to Kidzone for ages 3-11yrs. Here at DCC we want our children to build a strong faith, have good friendships with each other, and have fun. Our mission statement is ‘Passing on the Good News of Jesus by creating a fun and engaging experience which provides a foundation where they can begin to build a life of faith’. On a Sunday morning Kidzone is split up into two groups; Heroes (3-5yrs) and Legends (5-11yrs), that explore the same theme at different levels depending on age. Kidzone is based on the second floor of The Hope Centre.
Heroes is for children aged 3-5yrs (preschool and reception age). We aim to have purposeful play which is linked to the Bible story/theme. We want the children to expand their understanding of the theme and bring the stories to life through their own play and ideas, whilst also having lots of fun with their friends.
Legends is for children aged 5-11yrs (School Years 1-6). We share Bible stories/themes in a visual and interactive way to help the children engage as much as possible. We want the children to be confident to share their ideas and views with the group through discussions & games, ask questions and pray for each other.
We are now having the children back in building on a Sunday morning, in limited numbers. To sign your child up to Kidzone this week, click the following link:
During the pandemic some of the Kids team produced weekly Kidzone videos which you can find at the bottom of this page, or on our Derby City Church YouTube channel. The team have produced some great content to help the children grow in their faith. Going forward, we will continue to release a Kidzone video for the children on the first Sunday of every month onto the YouTube channel.
In September we will be relaunching The Base, which is a Kids Club for children aged 7-11yrs. The Base happens on a Friday evening between 6-8pm at The Hope Centre and is a space for the children to invite their friends to. When we regather, we will focus on the children having lots of fun together and rebuilding friendships. But usually, we would have a short input on faith too.
Here you will find some great content to help on the journey of discovering Jesus.