Children

We want to help your family enjoy every part of the Sunday experience.

Our desire is to see a generation of children who love God and are equipped to impact their world; fulfilling their destiny in God.

Each Sunday we provide children’s groups for all ages, and our team are committed to providing a fun, creative, and safe environment where every child can learn about Jesus and experience His love.

Children's groups

Little Gems 1

12–24 months

More

Little Gems 2

24–36 months

More

Bright Stars

3 & 4 years

More

Sparklers

Reception

More

Powerpack

School years 1 & 2

More

Transformers

School years 3–6

More

Little Gens 1

Little Gems 1 is for children aged between 12-24 months. We provide a safe and happy environment for your children to play, have fun, and experience God’s love. We offer a wide range of toys for play as well as some simple activities, using our ABC curriculum to introduce God’s love to your little ones. Little Gems 1 is available every Sunday during both morning services.

There is always a supervisor and team of helpers on duty, and should your child need you during the service, we are able to alert you. Refreshments are available at each session.

Little Gems 2

Little Gems 2 is for children aged between 24-36 months. We provide a safe and happy environment for your children to play, have fun, and experience God’s love, whilst you benefit from the teaching and ministry in the main service. We offer a mix of creative play, worship, a craft activity, plus group time exploring simple bible stories and themes. Little Gems is available every Sunday during both morning services.

There is always a supervisor and team of helpers on duty, and should your child need you during the service, we are able to alert you. Refreshments are available at each session.

Bright Stars

Bright Stars is for pre-school children aged three and four. As well as playing with a variety of toys and games, each Bright Stars’ session includes crafts, colouring, Bible stories, and worship. We are here to make each child's progress through church enjoyable and productive, whilst having fun and teaching them the love of God. Bright Stars is available every Sunday during both morning services.

There is always a supervisor and team of helpers on duty, and should your child need you during the service, we are able to let you know. Refreshments are available at each session.

Sparklers

Sparklers is for reception children aged four and five. Through a variety of fun games and group activities, interactive Bible stories, drama, worship, and craft, we encourage each child to learn to develop a relationship with God. Sparklers is available every Sunday during both morning services.

There is always a supervisor and team of helpers on duty, and should your child need you during the service, we are able to alert you. Refreshments are available at each session.

Powerpack

Powerpack is a dynamic programme for children in school years one and two. In Powerpack, your children have the opportunity to have lots of fun, and experience the power and presence of God. Powerpack meets during both morning services.

Powerpack follows our in-house curriculum “Passport to Purpose”, which includes worship, drama, teaching, games, and craft, all of which combine to make this an exciting exploration of the eight core values of KingsGate (Word, Worship, Spirit, Stewardship, Prayer, Discipleship, Fellowship and Mission). Passport to Purpose is a 26-week programme which grounds children in foundational Christian principles. Each child is placed in a small group organised by age range, which has a group leader. Children are encouraged to attend regularly and bring their Bibles (we use The Children’s Bible) and to learn the Word by heart. They earn points along the way with an annual prize-giving and award ceremony.

The remaining part of the year we use other theme-based teaching programmes. We also offer opportunities and suggestions for parents and carers to be involved in their child’s learning and spiritual development.

During each session the children are offered a snack and drink.

Transformers

Transformers is an action-packed session for children in school years three to six. Transformers meets during both morning services. We believe that children learn best when having fun! We offer a creative session of worship, interactive prayer, crafts, games, and age specific teaching. Transformers follows our in-house curriculum Passport to Purpose, a 26-week programme which grounds children in foundational Christian principles.

Each child has a group leader who works with them in smaller groups organised by age range. Year 6 have their own area and mentoring team to help them as they transition from Children to Youth. Children are encouraged to attend regularly and bring their Bibles (we use the Good News Bible) and to learn the Word by heart. They earn points along the way with an annual prize-giving and award ceremony. The remaining part of the year we use other theme-based teaching programmes. We also offer opportunities and suggestions for parents and carers to be involved in their child’s learning and spiritual development.

During each session the children are offered a snack and drink.

“It’s fun, you learn about Jesus, you learn about something new each time and you make new friends” – Kirsty (8)

Information for Parents

KingsGate wants to support you as you seek to support and encourage your children in the love of the God.

REGISTRATION: Please make use of the pre-registration system in the Atrium before going into the service. This allows the Children’s Team to prepare for the arrival of your child. Members of the team are available to help you with this process and answer questions. If you are arriving for the first time then please see a member of the Check-In team who can tell you more and register your child into the right group.

KingsGate runs an electronic registration system which prints stickers for each child and their family. Every child needs to wear their sticker in the session: to identify them by name, to alert workers to any allergy information, and to provide a register in the event of a fire. Parents are asked to present the matching sticker when returning to collect their child. Workers are asked not to allow children to go with anyone other than the person with the sticker. If the sticker has been lost, then re-prints can be done at the Registration Desk.

Complete the Registration Form online

EXTRA NEEDS: KingsGate seeks to support children with extra needs. Please identify extra needs on your registration forms to help the team care for your child.

PROTECTION POLICY: Every member of the Children’s Ministry Team has an enhanced disclosure check through the Disclosure and Barring Service. Many of the rooms have their own en-suite toilets providing safe toileting facilities for your child.

a ChurchInsight siteRegistered Charity 1106273, Registered in England Number 5124435