Briarwood’s excellent facilities and dedicated staff provide quality care for children from two months old through pre-school. Please scroll down for online registrations.

facebook_icon_sWe are now on Facebook! Please click the like button on our page, then hover over it and choose notifications to receive the latest news from the Nursery. WELCOME TO THE BRIARWOOD NURSERY!

For more information on our nursery, staff, policy and procedures, please view this short video:

Nursery, K4 and K5 — Parents must pick up children
Grades 1–3 — Parents or sibling (7th grade or older) must pick up children
Grades 4–6 — Children will be dismissed on their own

Please contact Alison Craig at with any questions.

The nursery is open on Sunday mornings from 8 a.m. until after the late [10:55 a.m.] service. We are also open for Sunday night and Wednesday night events from 6 p.m.—8:30 p.m. Please register here for Wednesday nights. Two and three-year-olds can participate in Sunday School during the Sunday School hour! If you would like to volunteer to help teach one of our classes, contact Cappy Ratcliffe at or call her at 205.776.5308.

We invite you to come to the nursery and make yourself comfortable in our nursing mother’s room. On Sundays it is located off the hall in N102.

Our church members may use our nursery for drop-off child care Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. We do have limited space due to church events, so please make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance using the link below. For more information, please contact Alison Craig or call the Nursery office at 205.776.5214.

When packing a diaper bag, please include the following:
spacer• Two or more disposable diapers (no cloth diapers)
spacer• Pacifier or other item for comfort
spacer• A complete change of clothes in the event of an accident
spacer• A bottle of milk, formula, juice or water

Make sure to label all items (bottles, bags, etc.)


The nursery will be closed the following dates [subject to change]:
• Thu., Nov. 11 (Veterans Day)
• Mon.–Fri., Nov. 22–26 (Thanksgiving)
• Fri.–Mon., Dec. 17–Jan. 3 (Christmas)
• Mon., Feb. 21 (Presidents Day)
• Mon.–Fri., Mar. 28–Apr.1 (Spring Break)
• Fri., Apr. 15 (Good Friday)


The Nursery provides early care for participants in the Mother’s Day Out program. Prior to submitting the following registration form, please review the guidelines here and the drop-off route here. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR EARLY CARE.

The duties of the Nursery Committee are to assist the Nursery Director on Sunday mornings by serving at the “brown desk.” The desk is where members and volunteers come to get their assignments for the morning and visitors come to get information on the appropriate room for their nursery age children.

The Nursery Committee ladies serve 5–6 Sundays a year, from 7:50–11:45 a.m., in a team of two. The committee year runs from February to February. The committee members follow the Sunday morning procedure check off list that is available in the Nursery folder at the brown desk. This list walks them through the duties that need to be done throughout the morning. The ladies are responsible for finding their replacement on a particular Sunday if they are not able to serve. The ladies also host a “Workers Lunch” during the summer where all Nursery workers are encouraged to come. The lunch is typically held at the Caroline House on a Sunday immediately after late church. The members bring a small gift and sign up to bring a food item for the ladies.

If you are interested, please click here to fill out an interest form.


We are looking for individuals who want to bring the Love and Grace of God to the kids in a fun interactive way. We are wanting to “build” a team of adults/children who will be our “skit” people. We are working toward having a skit of the month’s lesson on the last Sunday of each month, and need people who want to participate in the skits. Please contact Cappy Ratcliffe at if you are interested in having fun and being a part of this group. Check out the Nursery Facebook page for the link to our last skit.