Our heart’s desire is to see our children come to know God, experience the love of Jesus, to grow in wisdom and be led and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
In sharing our own walk with Jesus with our children, we are in faith for God to do far more than we can imagine in the lives of our children and future generations. Our desire is that the extraordinary things that we have experienced so far, become a normal part of our children’s everyday lives. This is their inheritance.
Within our families, we want to see the hearts of parents reflecting the father heart of God and see this love overflow to other families around the city.
On a Sunday morning, we run age specific activity groups for 0–11 yr olds. Each Sunday session is run by leaders who are DBS checked and we have a child protection policy in place. Children are out to their groups from 11am-12.15pm.
Please register children before the meeting starts (10am - 10:30am) in the Carsington Suite at Riverside. We use an electronic child check-in and print labels for the child, group drop-off and parent pick-up. This gives everyone peace of mind that children are safe and well looked after.
If you are visiting, please allow good time to register your children before the meeting starts so that we can take your details and explain about the groups children will be a part of.
We have age specific groups for 0-3s, 3-5's, 5-7's, 7-9's and 9-11's. Once a month we have a 'Blaze Praise' week for 5-11 year-olds with all age worship, games and activities with the younger kids remaining in their groups.
Space is a social space for children bridging primary and secondary school. It acts as a link between our primary school leavers and secondary school starters and it's hoped that this helps the transition from CCD kids to CCD youth.
For children in school years 5 - 7.
We run space on the first Monday of every month in Bridge House, bring small change for our tuck shop. It's lots of fun, and we occasionally run socials, so please check your churchapp calendar for dates!
We have two weekly baby and toddler group for parents and carers of children aged 0-5 years.
Little Creations meets at The Riverside Centre from 10am to 11.45am every Monday during school term times. The cost is 50p for each child and the price includes a snack and refreshments for both you and your children. It's very popular morning with lots of space for little ones to play.
Little Fishes serves the community in the Normanton area. It meets at St. Chad's Centre on St. Chad's Road from 10am to 11:30pm every Thursday during school term times. The cost is £1 per family and includes a snack and refreshments. Come along to meet new friends from a variety of cultural backgrounds!
CCD runs both a primary school and early years nursery in the city. They have been operating since 1988 and were awarded 'outstanding' on their last ISI inspection.
Emmanuel school provides exceptional small group education for children aged 3-11, in a very friendly environment where children are nurtured and educated, and where the curriculum enables pupils to develop well academically, socially, emotionally, spiritually and physically.
Jigsaw nurseries are part of Emmanuel School. The nursery is open from 9am-3pm on Kedleston Road. They support the entitlement to free 15 hours early years provision for 3 and 4 year olds. In addition they support the early years pupil premium of 30 hours free funding for families that qualify.
As the proverb says, 'it takes a whole village to raise a child' we believe that we all need help along the way to raise children in a Godly and wholistic way.
We run courses aimed at new parents and those whose children are entering teenage years.
Why not release yourself from the expectation of doing things 'perfectly', and partner with us as we learn together about raising and discipling our children and young people in community and family.