Kidzone

There’s nothing quite like the sight of hundreds of primary aged kids singing and dancing their hearts out. Kidzone is the space for primary schoolers to learn, connect, grow, pray and experience God.

Every Sunday at both the 8am and 10am services we have fun and grow closer to God through our worship time, Bible-based teaching, intentional life group time and creative God Time.

Come along and join in on the fun, make some friends and meet some cool leaders. We would love to see you there.

First time to Kidzone?

Check In opens 15 minutes before each service. Our friendly Kids Volunteers (we’re the ones with the green shirts) will help your family register. New or visiting families will need to register each primary aged child at our Kidzone Welcome Desk. Your child will then be given a name tag with a parent pick up tag. One of our volunteers will them lead your child into our Kidzone Auditorium to meet some awesome leaders and new friends. Please let us know if your child has any allergies or additional needs during the check in time.

Returning to Kidzone?

Once you have registered your child with us, you will be able to use our check in stations  the next time you come along to our programs. Just use your phone number and select the names of the children attending. This will check them in. Make sure they put on their name tags and you keep the parent pick up tag.

Picking up your child.

Upon check-out, receipts are monitored to ensure that each child is leaving with his/her appropriate adult.

Safety

Safety is our first commitment. We understand that without it, ministry cannot happen. All of the staff and volunteers that are a part of our Gateway Kids programs have completed comprehensive training and those over 18 hold a current Blue Card.

To get in touch with our Kids team, click here.

To stay up to date with Kids, sign up now.

Kids Club

Relax, make friends, play games and have fun at Kids Club. Anyone from Prep to Year 6: this Friday afternoon fun event is just for you.

Meet at the Gateway Kids & Youth Building during school terms to enjoy big group games and plenty of messy fun.

  • Cost is just $3 every week. We meet 4.30–6pm every Friday during the school term.

To get in touch with our Kids team, click here.

To stay up to date with Kids, sign up now.

Kidlings

Kidlings is vibrant, fun and totally child centred space where we partner with parents to nurture the faith of our littlest kids. We endeavour to create a space in which your child feels safe, welcomed and loved.

First time to Kidlings?

Registrations open 10 minutes before our 8 and 10am services. Our friendly Kidlings Volunteers will help new or visiting families to register each child in the Kidlings foyer and be handed a coded collection receipt to be presented before pick up.

Please download and print this enrollment form.

Returning to Kidlings?

Once you have registered your child with us, you will be able to use our check in stations the next time you come along. Just use your phone number and select the names of the children attending.

Kidlings is divided into 4 colour coded rooms:

  • Orange room aged 1 year to 2 years
  • Green Room 2 year olds
  • Blue Room 3 Year olds
  • Yellow Room 4 and 5 year olds.

12 months to 2 years

We know that leaving your baby for the first time can be overwhelming, so we encourage parents to take this slowly with the very young children.  Parents are welcome to stay with their children until the surroundings are familiar.  While this can take a couple of weeks or a couple of months, it is important to us that Kidlings is a positive experience for each child.

Please bring labelled dummies, drink bottles or other soothing special item that may help your baby settle.

We will text parents if a child needs a nappy change or hasn’t settled.  Please keep your phone on silent, but visible during the service.

Kidlings ages 2 to 5

Our older Kidlings enjoy a structured program which usually begins with free play and craft before hearing the Bible story and singing traditional young children’s worship songs.  There are always activities, games and crafts that then reinforce the teaching.

After settling your child, parents are asked to keep their phones on silent, but in view as we will text parents if they are needed for nappy changes, if children haven’t settled or they become unsettled.

We partner with parents by providing an activity sheet every week with the key Bible story, family discussion starter questions and a family activity included.

Safety

Safety is our first commitment. We understand that without it, ministry cannot happen. All of the staff and volunteers that are a part of our Gateway Kids programs have completed comprehensive training and those over 18 hold a current Blue Card.

To get in touch with our Kidlings team, click here.

Mainly Music

A fun music group for parents or primary care givers to enjoy together with young child aged 0-5. Children develop gross and fine motor skills, language, imagination, mathematical and pre-reading skills as well as socialise with others.

Morning tea included.

  • Session 1: Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30 am
  • Session 2: Wednesday 11:00am – 12:00 pm
  • Where: The “Kidlings” building at Gateway Mackenzie Campus.
  • Cost:  $5 per family per week (Pay at the door).
  • Contact:  Tracy Valentine
  • Enrolments: Families are welcome to come along and register before the session. No prior booking required. Please download and print this enrollment form.
  • What to bring:  a drink bottle for your child/ren.

Mainly Music starts week 2 of each school term.

  • Term One: Starts 1 February 2017
  • Term Two: 26 April
  • Term Three: TBA
  • Term Four: TBA

To get in touch with the Mainly Music team, click here.

Parents, no-one influences your child’s faith more than you!

The average child spends over 1000 hours a year at school, and less than 50 hours in church. Most parents have more opportunities to discuss spiritual issues with their kids, so what happens at home can be more important than what happens at church. We need you to help us help your kids, by talking to them at home.

To get in touch with our Kids team, click here.

Weekly connection

The life groups, friendships and mentoring that we offer at Kidzone rely on regular connection – so we need you to help your kids connect with the same friends and the same leader at the same time every Sunday. The more your kids are here, the deeper their relationships will grow.

Parent cue card

Pick up a parent card from your child’s life group leader each month. The front of the card has everything you need to know about what your child is learning in Kidzone, including the Big Idea, monthly memory verse, Bible stories and bottom lines. The back has information about having a family night at home to reinforce what your kids are learning at church.

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