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Church Nursery Worker

The Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie is seeking a part-time church nursery care worker to provide dependable, safe, and nurturing care to children ages 0 - 4 during our weekly Sunday morning worship service. 




  • Provide age-appropriate care which may include: feeding, changing diapers, escorting to the bathroom, maintaining a safe environment, holding, or sitting with and cheerfully interacting with the children through games, stories, and play

  • Be polite, friendly, and courteous to all children, parents, visitors, and volunteers.

  • The Sunday morning shift is 9:45am – 11:45am. Childcare hours are every Sunday during the worship service, which is approximately 10:00am to 11:15am. The time before and the time after childcare hours provides time to organize, clean, and tidy. The church nursery worker is expected to work all Sundays even if it falls on a holiday. You will have the option to work other church events as those events are organized

  • Follow check-in and check-out protocols 

  • Maintain a tidy nursery room and sanitize toys regularly 

  • Attend an evaluation after a 90 day probationary period and thereafter annually

  • Communicate in advance, by phone to the minister: 1) any planned absences with a two week notice, or 2) any unplanned absences at least two hours prior to the shift



  • Experience caring for children between ages of infant to 4 

  • At least 18 years of age and satisfactory completion of a background check

  • Must provide three references

  • Dependability is essential, therefore tardiness and excessive absences cannot be tolerated

Hours per Week: 2

Compensation: $20.00 per hour

The Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, congregation, volunteers, vendors, and guests. We are an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate in employment, recruitment, compensation, termination, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


You may apply for this job by sending a cover page and resume to Rev. Jason Elder (

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