Julie Allsopp

Kidzone Co-ordinator

At West Suffolk Vineyard Church we highly value our children's ministry. Kidzone is not simply childcare - it is church for our children who are like adults the church of today!

Our vision is for our children to come to know Jesus, enjoy a real living relationship with him and to understand that they have been created for better things than they could ever imagine.

Kidzone is a fun place to be where we play games, worship, learn about God's love for us and enjoy relationship with him and one another. We are passionate about having fun, learning to pray and minister to others in the power of the Holy Spirit.

The safety of the children is a high priority for us and in line with our safeguarding procedures, we carry out relevant safety checks and provide training for those who serve on our teams.

Our Kidzone Groups

Little Treasures:  Pre-school (ages 0-2)

Little Treasures is not only a place for babies to play, but a great place for parents and carers to have time to chat and relax. It’s also fine to leave babies with the team so that adults can have some time for themselves in church too! There are lots of great toys, lovely books and a safe, comfortable environment to explore. We will have a short time of songs and worship with lots of musical instruments to shake!

Rainbows:  Pre-school (ages 2-4)

This term in Rainbows we are focusing on Bible stories and Vineyard values in a way that is dynamic and relevant. We will be looking at key stories in the bible - Noah's Ark, David and Goliath, Daniel and the lions, Jonah and the whale - each with a different craft, activity and prayer idea. There’s loads of time for chatting, laughing and playing too!

Shining Stars:  Years R, 1 & 2 (ages 5-7)

We’re all really looking forward to becoming Shining Stars - because we are all stars. Our favourite song is Shine from the inside out as well as Praise, praise, praise the Lord (P, P, PTL - think YMCA actions!) This term we are learning about Paul and doing lots of playing and having fun.

Transformers:  Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 (ages 7-11)

In Transformers we are excited to learn about God’s amazing plans for our lives—to know what it really means to live life to the full. We want to dig deeper into the Bible and to learn how we can be more like Jesus in our everyday lives. We want to know how to worship, how to pray, how to hear God and how to make a difference in the world. And we have tons of fun.

Crossover: Year 7 and above (ages 11-18)

Crossover is a great place to hang out if you are year 7 or above. Our desire is to see young people meeting Jesus, giving their lives to following him, be equipped with the power of the Holy Spirit and to live life well with him. We also love to chat about life, have loads of fun, and eat some food!