Welcome to All Nations Kids!
Kids aren't just the church of tomorrow: they're also the church of today, and we believe that they are a vital part of a healthy Christ-like community. Kids at All Nations are encouraged to read the Word, be more like Jesus, listen to the Holy Spirit, and speak out what He's putting on their hearts. They're loved, cherished, and teaching them about Jesus is a privilege.
We have a variety of kid-focused ministries that run throughout the week. Just take a look below, and hear more from Norma - our Children & Family Support Pastor - about the kids' work at All Nations.
What's in a Week?
Biblical teaching and worship for your little ones that’s engaging and fun, every Sunday. For ages 3 to 11.
Games, challenges and activities with a short bible story on Wednesday evenings. For school years 2 to 6.
Daily, Ofsted-registered child care provision for 15 or 30 hours per week. Places must be booked.
Fun, games, activities and Bible teaching for girls aged between 4 and 18, on Monday evenings.
New Mums & Babies
Space for new mums and their little ones to play, chat and socialise. Wednesday mornings, for babies up to 1 year.
During each Sunday morning service, we have Children’s Church! With loads of time to sing and dance along to worship songs, hear fun and engaging Bible teaching and get stuck into all sorts of other games and activities, your kids will be well looked-after. Our children are precious, and we want to make sure that they know not only how much they’re loved by God, but how much we all need Him, too.
It’s totally free, and for ages 3 to 11 with age-appropriate groups. You’ll be asked to take your kids into Children’s Church a short time into the main service (only if you want them to go, of course!), and will just need to collect them at the end.
Kids’ Club is exactly what it sounds like: a really fun club for kids! It’s an evening full of games, activities, challenges, and then a short Bible story. There’s plenty to keep your little ones engaged, and they can blow off a little after-school steam while still learning about Jesus.
We also run a Pre-School during the week! This is fully Ofsted-registered child care provision, and places do have to be booked. Children can start from the term after their second birthday, and our Pre-School is registered for 15- and 30-hour free nursery provision.
Our Girls’ Brigade (technically the 2nd Bedford Girls’ Brigade, to give it its full name!) runs every Monday evening and is jam-packed full of fun, games and activities for girls aged from 4 to 18. These include badge work (working on all sorts of life skills to earn their badges), cookery, loads of different kinds of crafts, and some space to play games and burn off some energy. They hold different events throughout the year, too. It’s a really wholesome time!
Every Monday evening. Ages 4 to 10 meet from 6-7pm, and ages 11 to 18 meet from 6-8pm. For more information or to enquire about registering, please contact Angela Morecroft using the link below.
New Mums & Babies
Every new mum knows first-hand how challenging this time can be – and how every little bit of support can help. New Mums and Babies is simply a midweek space for mums and their little ones (up to around a year old) to share, socialise, and play together in a stress-free environment.
There are plenty of toys for the young ones to play with, and as much tea and coffee as you can drink!
Every Wednesday from 10:30am to 12 noon.
Toddlers' Stay & Play
Toddlers’ Stay & Play is a relaxed place for parents/carers and their toddlers to chat and play together during the week, allowing your kids to learn social skills while having fun with different activities, and allowing you to meet new people and share experiences.
With refreshments available for both you and your kids, why not come along?
Every Wednesday from 1:30-3:00pm during term-time (10:30am-12:00pm during kids’ school summer holidays, and closed during other term breaks), with a cost of just £1 per family.
Sunday Morning Creche
We know that really young kids can be tricky sometimes. Although they’re obviously completely welcome to stay in our services, we do have an unstaffed creche space open for you to freely use if you’d prefer.
There are play mats and toys available for your little ones, and also a TV with the service showing on it – so you won’t miss anything!
Every Sunday service, from 10:30am to approximately 12:00 noon.
For the next generation aged between 12 and 18, there's plenty going on that's designed specifically for them: All Nations YTH.