Hope Kids


'We know that our kids are essential in Hope Church. They bring joy, laughter and simplicity to our family. We believe that a child is never too young to connect with God and try to create a space for the kids to have fun together, learn about Jesus and experience his love for them' 
Ruth Jackman, Hope Kids Co-ordinator 

Hope Kids is our weekly Sunday kids work for children aged 6 months to 11 years. It is run by enthusiastic members of Hope Church who are well trained and enjoy looking after children. We always aim to make Hope Kids as fun as possible. Every week is different from the last as we include many activities, stories and songs about Jesus.

We appreciate that parents will have a number of questions relating to our kids work. With this in mind, we hope you find the following answers helpful: 

"How do I register my child for Hope Kids?"

Please talk to the worker at the Hope Kids registration table before the start of the meeting. They will make a note of your contact details and any important information you provide us with. They will then assign your child to a suitable session, and will use an online system (ChurchSuite) to register your child. You will be given a four digit random number which you will need to bring when you collect your child at the end of the session. 

"Who will be looking after my child?"

Our volunteer staff are all committed members of Hope. They have regular DBS checks and training sessions, and choose to take care of our young people because they love kids and enjoy having fun with them.

"How do the age groups break down?"
Seedlings (6 months to 3 years):

We believe that God is not restricted by age and that He connects with His children at any age.
We are passionate about talking with the kids about who God is as they play and sing songs.
We tell them of how much He loves them and spend time praying over the kids in this group 

Rooted (Age 3- Reception): 

We are passionate about wanting our kids to know that they are 'Rooted' in the love of God.
We do this by singing songs, playing silly games, making craft, sharing stories from the bible, and giving them a "nugget" of truth to take away.

Connected (Year 1 - Year 3):

We meet together to play fun games, explore the bible together and
allow space for children to discover God for themselves. 
We enjoy lively discussion, drama, worship and dance with time to catch from the Holy Spirit. 
We love to each keep a journal of pictures and words expressing what God is saying in our lives today.

Adventure Crew (Year 4 - Year 6): 

Our heart for the group is to encourage each one to journey with God and go on an adventure together. Our vision is that they will learn more about God through exploring His plans for them and experiencing His goodness in their individual journeys. They will learn about how God walks with them and how they can connect with God in their everyday lives, and as they go on this adventure together, they can support, pray and encourage each other in God

What kind of activities will my child be doing?"
  We provide an entertaining mix of learning activities, art, craft, stories and drama, games and singing, all designed to teach biblical truths in a fun way and to help them to engage with God themselves.

"Do you have a child protection policy?" 

Yes. The welfare of children is our highest priority. Bearing this in mind, we have gone above and beyond what the law requires in terms of child safety. You can view our Child Protection policy here.

Please click here for more information on how we cater for families at Hope.