Children & Families

We are a family church and welcome children and families with open arms. We offer our community a number of programmes. For pre-schoolers there is The Children’s Ark Kindergarten, Mainly Music and the Coffee & Play Group. For primary school-aged kids we have ICONZ4Girlz, ICONZ for Boys and our annual Holiday Club (first week of the September School Holidays).

Families are most welcome to join us on Sunday mornings too. We run children’s programmes for ages 2 – 14 at our 10.30am service.

The Children’s Ark Kindergarten

Ages:   3 to 5 year olds
Where:   Long Bay Baptist Church
Monday to Thursday Sessions:
Full day:   8:30am – 2:30pm
Half day:   8:30am – 11:30am or 11:30am – 2:30pm
Friday Session:   8:30am – 1:00pm

Our Children’s Ark is a small, friendly kindergarten. Each session has a maximum of 19 children working with 3 fully qualified teachers. At the heart of our teaching practice we value, and share our Christian faith by upholding Christian values and beliefs.

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Session Costs:
$4.20/half day session*
$8.40/full day session*
$6.30/Friday session*
(After claiming 20 hours free*)

Subject to availability, parents can choose how many sessions they wish to use and whether they want full or half days.

Want to know more? Go to the official Children’s Ark Kindergarten website.

Mainly Music

Ages:   Newborn to 5 years
Day:   Wednesdays (during term time)
Time:   9.30am – 10.30am
Where:   Long Bay Baptist Church Hall
Cost:   $3 donation (or pre-pay $20 for 7 sessions)

Mainly music is a fun music group for parents or primary care givers to enjoy together with their young child, which is run by a friendly team of volunteers from our church. Throughout the session, children develop gross and fine motor skills, language, imagination, mathematical and pre-reading skills as well as socialising with others. As well as introducing the children to music, creativity and more, families are given a chance to think about God.

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After music we enjoy a morning tea, followed by a story and play time in our kindergarten outdoor area. If your child is in this age group, we would love to welcome you.

Questions?  The church office team will be happy to answer them.

Coffee & Play Group

Ages:   Newborn to 5 years
Day:   Mondays (during term time)
Time:   9.30am – 11.30am
Where:   Long Bay Baptist Church Hall
Cost:   Free (donations welcome)

This is a group for caregivers of children 5 years and under. Come and connect with other parents/caregivers in a casual, friendly space. Enjoy a cuppa and some baking, while your child explores the learning environment that has been specially set up for them.

Need to know more? The church office team will be happy to answer any questions.

Iconz4Girlz

Ages:   Year 3 – 6 Girls
Day:   Wednesdays (during term time)
Start:   6.15pm – 7.30pm
Where:   Long Bay Baptist Church Hall
Cost:   $40 per term (plus $20 for ICONZ shirt)

ICONZ4GIRLZ is a programme all about growing girls for good. Led by our wonderful leaders, the girls are given the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities: from high energy pursuits to projects that require a great attention to detail.

Questions?  The church office team will be happy to answer them.

ICONZ

Ages:   8 to 12 year old Boys
Day:   Wednesdays (during term time)
Time:   6.15pm – 7.30pm
Where:   Long Bay Baptist Church Auditorium
Cost:   $40 per term (plus $25 for ICONZ shirt)

ICONZ is an action, adventure, activity and values-based programme, which allows boys to be boys. Our dedicated team of manly men lead the boys in a wide range of action, fun, games, life skills, leadership & competition as they work towards badges.

Questions?  The church office team will be happy to answer them.

Holiday Club

Ages:   Primary School (Yr 0 – 6)
Day:   1st Week of Sept/Oct School Holidays
Time:   9.15am – 12.30pm
Where:   Long Bay Baptist Church
Cost:   $5 per day

Holiday Club is a highlight in our year and is eagerly anticipated by many of the children who have attended before. Over the course of 5 mornings there is a bible theme which is presented through stories, songs and games. There are also loads of fun activities including face painting, crafts, dancing, messy games and challenges.

Our theme for 2017 is ‘Treasure Seekers’. Registrations are now now open. Spaces will be limited, so make sure to book your spot.