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First Presbyterian Church of Nashville

Nursery – Kindergarten Coordinator Children’s Ministry

First Presbyterian Church of Nashville


Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director for Children’s Faith Formation, the Nursery – Kindergarten Coordinator is responsible for the nurture and care of our youngest disciples of Jesus Christ, ages 0-6, through age-appropriate ministries of faith formation for babies, young children, and their parents. Experiences will demonstrate the way of Jesus by creating relationships and resources that strengthen parents’ connection to their children as their primary spiritual nurturers. This includes the elements of learning, knowing, and putting faith into action, thereby fulfilling the mission

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide a welcoming and loving environment for children and parents.
  • Follow policies and procedures that ensure the highest quality of care and Christian nurture.
  • At the direction of the Assistant Director, edit and implement curriculum for babies and toddlers.
  • At the direction of the Assistant Director, edit curriculum for children in Pre-K and Kindergarten.
  • Serve as a worship leader for Early Preschool Chapel, sharing God’s Word with both children and teachers.
  • Occasionally serve as a worship leader for Pre-K/Kindergarten Sunday School and Young Children and
  • Worship.
  • Coordinate childcare for moms’ events and large church events.
  • Responsible for ordering nursery supplies and maintaining inventory (diapers, wipes, snacks, etc.)
  • Ensure nursery rooms are clean, well-stocked, and ready to receive children for care.
  • Ensure rooms are clean and tidy after programming and events.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of major events in both the Children’s Ministry and the larger church.
  • Engage in regular “contact ministry”—relational time with children and parents outside of church (i.e., having coffee with moms, attending soccer games, music recitals, birthday parties, etc.) and by sending birthday cards, first-time visitor cards, encouraging text messages to parents, etc.


  • Demonstrates a loving and caring nature suitable for providing Christian nurture to the youngest disciples.
  • Capacity for relational ministry with both children and adults.
  • Understands developmentally appropriate methods and practices for ministry with babies, toddlers, and young children.
  • Able to lead a team of paid staff and volunteers in a way that demonstrates gentleness, gratitude, and authority.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize and manage time, and problem-solve effectively.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively.
  • Promotes teamwork.


EDUCATION: College degree, preferred May 2023


  • An active, growing relationship with Jesus Christ, functional knowledge of scripture, familiarity with the Reformed tradition, and an ability to integrate the Christian faith into day-to-day work in a way that brings about a comfortable advancement of the Gospel in relationship with colleagues and others, is required.
  • Minimum of two years of experience caring for young children in a Christian atmosphere.
  • Presbyterian, with a working knowledge of the polity and program of the Presbyterian Church (USA), preferred.


  • Current First Aid and CPR certification.


  • Interview, hire, and supervise staff nursery attendants.
  • Manage payroll for the nursery staff.
  • Schedule nursery attendants as needed for regular programming and special events.
  • Provide comprehensive training for all nursery attendants, including First Aid/CPR, Child Safety & Protection, and developmental milestones for young children.
  • Recruit and train nursery volunteers.


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required stand and to move about; to sit for extended periods of time; to use hands to operate office equipment; to lift moderate-weight boxes of curriculum and supplies and pick up small children as the occasion might demand, to talk and to hear when interfacing with staff, members of the congregation and others in person or on the phone. Vision within normal ranges is required to read documents, file paperwork, and use the computer.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee primarily works indoors in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate, with frequent interruptions from other staff and/or members of the congregation, which may affect one’s ability to focus on computer work or concentrate on work at the desk.

Other work necessitates being around children, babies, and their caregivers. Exposure to communicable diseases is a factor. Shopping for supplies may necessitate the use of the employee’s personal automobile.

Additional Information


  • Medical 
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Pension Eligible

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: February 29, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 04/01/2024
  • Salary Range: $40,000 - $50,000/yr
  • Working Hours: Sundays 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Monday – Thursday during regular Church office hours plus some evening work from time to time