First UMC Grand Prairie: Nursery Worker

Date Posted: 8/8/2023

First UMC Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX

Job Description

To provide dependable, safe, secure, spiritual and nurturing care to the children while at our Church, ages 0-4 years in a clean environment.


  • Responsible for providing age-appropriate care which includes: feeding, changing diapers, escorting to the bathroom, maintaining a safe environment, putting children down for naps, holding or sitting with and cheerfully interacting with children through games, stories, play and prayer. Universal precautions should always be used while changing diapers or handling any type of bodily fluids.
  • Be polite, friendly and courteous to all children, parents, and volunteers.
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to the Early Morning Service. Child care hours include every Sunday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM and most Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. You are expected to work all Sundays even if it falls on a holiday. You will have the option to work other church events, i.e. Easter, Christmas, Vacation Bible School, etc. The opportunity for extra work will be announced at least 3 weeks prior to the event. There will always be services on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and at least two services on Christmas Eve. If you choose to work extra at these other events, the hour(s) of the nursery will be specified.
  • Stay until the children are securely released to a responsible adult named on the child’s registration form.
  • In the event of an emergency immediately notify the parent by cell phone and contact your direct supervisor.
  • Straighten the room, clean floors and sanitize A sanitizing solution will be available to use in the nursery.
  • Participate in an evaluation after a 90 day probationary period and thereafter annually.
  • Report to the direct supervisor any issues which are hindering the fulfillment of duties and responsibilities as specified.
  • Communicate in advance by phone to the nursery coordinator: 1) Any planned absences at least two weeks in advance and 2) Any unplanned absences (due to illness, injury, or verifiable emergency) at least two hours prior to the shift.


  • Must be a professing Christian.
  • Experience in caring for children between the ages of 0 to 4 with the ability to adapt and interact with a variety of personalities.
  • Must be bilingual in English and Spanish.
  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Satisfactory completion of criminal background check, Ministry Safe training, and drug screening.
  • Must present a current vaccination record indicating that you have received:
    • The original COVID-19 vaccine and a current COVID-19 booster
    • Varicella (chickenpox), measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines at least once
    • DTaP (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis) vaccine within the last 10 years
  • Satisfactory completion of CPR training for infants and children.
  • Must adhere to First United Methodist Church: Child Protection Policy Guidelines.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and three references to Jayme Jones, Director of Children's and Youth Ministries, at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 972-264-6148


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