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WELCOME TO PLANETKIDS!

NEW ALBUM RELEASE

Planetshakers and Planetshakers Kids is excited to announce that our brand new Kids Album “Nothing is Impossible” is now available to all! This Album has 16 fun tracks that will encourage kids in their praise and worship and allow them to enjoy cool music that is relevant today.

You can download this exciting new album on iTunes or purchase it from our Planetshakers store and all good book stores.

ABOUT PLANETKIDS!

We exist to raise up the next generation of Planetshakers. Our desire is to see every child go deeper in their relationship with God.

Every week our kids participate in praise and worship, led by the Planetshakers band. On Sunday’s we use our very own ‘Planetshakers Kids Curriculum’, which is a bible based, interactive and fun multimedia curriculum for primary age children. In our services we focus on connecting kids to God through fun, learning and small groups.

Parents, if you would like to know more please take a look at our ‘Parent’s’ section. There you will find more information on our Sunday programs. If God has been stirring your heart to join our incredible team then contact us at [email protected].

Join us in seeing God shape, inspire and release our children into their unique call.

DEPARTMENTS!

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Twinkle Tots (9 Months – 18 Months)

Twinkle tots is a program designed to provide a loving and secure environment for children aged 9 months to 18 months. In order to assist our Planetkids Team in providing the best possible care for your child we ask parents provide a pram, comfort item (i.e. dummy, blanket, toy etc), healthy snack that your child can manage with minimal assistance from Team Members, drink, nappies, and any other supplies needed to care for your child.

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Astros (18 Months – 24 Months)

Astros is a program designed to provide a loving and secure environment for children aged 18 months to 2 years. At present the TNT First Class program is used. The Astros program assists the child’s transition into Children’s Church by providing loving, gentle support from leaders, and introducing the children to God through structured play, story time and song. The children are also taken into an especially reserved area within the main auditorium for Praise and Worship. In order to assist our Planetkids Team in providing the best possible care for your child we ask parents provide a comfort item (i.e. dummy, blanket, toy etc), healthy snack that your child can manage with minimal assistance from Team Members, drink and any other supplies needed to care for your child.

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Starbursts (2 Year Olds)

Starbursts is a program designed to cater to and nuture the needs of 2 year olds. During our time together we enjoy play with developmental and theme appropriate toys, snack time, a short story and teaching discussion as well as a teaching reinforcement craft activity. We cover topics that are developmentally appropriate and relevant to the children’s lives; such as creation, God made me, and God made my family. The children are taken into an especially reserved area within the main auditorium for Praise and Worship. In order to assist our Planetkids Team in providing the best possible care for your child we ask parents provide a comfort item (i.e. dummy, blanket, toy etc), healthy snack that your child can manage with minimal assistance from Team Members, drink, and any other supplied needed to care for your child.

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Comets (3 Year Olds)

Comets is a program designed to cater to and nuture the needs of 3 year olds. Every Sunday our lessons cover stories from the Bible, craft, songs, games, puppets, clowns and much. much more! We aim to develop children’s love for God and His creation through learning about God’s character, His love, His plans for us, and miracles that He has performed. These concepts will be covered in our main lessons and are reinforced through craft activities and games in the later part of the program. The children are also taken into an especially reserved area within the main auditorium for Praise and Worship. In order to assist our Planetkids Team in providing the best possible care for your child we ask parents provide a healthy snack that your child can manage with minimal assistance from Team Members, drink, and any other supplies needed to care for your child.

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Zoomers (4 Year Old Kindy – Prep)

Zoomers is a program designed to cater and nuture the needs of children who attend 4 year old Kingergarten and Preps. In this program we teach the children about God’s love for them and bring them deeper in their personal relationship with Him as well as build on the knowledge that they may already have. Our program involves teaching the children memory verses from the Bible, a story lesson reinforced with a craft and/or activity. During the program we also provide age-appropriate and developmentally stimulating games and activities for the children to enjoy. The children are also taken into an especially reserved area within the main auditorium for Praise and Worship. In order to assist our Planetkids Team in providing the best possible care for your child we ask parents provide a healthy snack that your child can manage with minimal assistance from Team Members, drink, and any other supplies needed to care for your child.

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Atomic (Grade 1 – 3)

Is the program where children in grades 1 to 3 (aged 6-8) can come and learn about God and will be encouraged in their personal relationship with Him. The lessons use a combination of multimedia, games, music, drama, puppets, art/craft and more to present the gospel message at an age appropriate level. Each lesson has one main point, which is reinforced with the children in a variety of ways to meet the learning needs of individuals. An important part of each service is spent in small groups, when the children have an opportunity to discuss the lesson with a leader and their peers while engaging in hands-on activities. The children are also taken into an especially reserved area within the main auditorium for Praise and Worship.

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Planet46 (Grade 4 – 6)

Is for grades 4 to 6 (children aged 9-12). The program aims to help children grow in their understanding of God and develop a more intimate relationship with Him. The children are engaged in a program that uses music, multimedia, drama, games and much more to gain a greater understanding of the Bible. There is also preaching aimed to meet the needs of this age group and importantly, an opportunity to discuss the lesson content with a leader and their peers in small group discussion time. In Planet46 the children have a support network in which they are encouraged to mature in their faith and commitment to God as they prepare for the challenges that life holds. The children are also taken into an especially reserved area within the main auditorium for Praise and Worship.

PARENTS

On behalf of the Planetkids team we welcome you to Planetshakers City Church, and thank you for entrusting us with your child!

Enrolment Procedures:
We can help you enrol your child at Planetkids. Ask any of our leaders at a Planetkids registration table and we will be more than happy to help you with the enrolment form.

Signing In:
Signing in your child every Sunday ensures their name is added to the roll and that a name badge is provided to your child. Upon signing in you will be given a numbered card and if we need to contact you during the Church service, your number will be displayed on the screen. Upon signing out, please return your numbered card to the registration desk. Children leaving parents for the first time may be anxious about being left in a new environment, so please feel free to remain with your child until you feel confident to leave.

Child Protection:
Planetshakers Church has adopted the Australian Christian Churches National Child Protection Policy and all leaders must be police checked, obtain a working with children check and have a recommendation from a member of the Planetshakers Church Leadership. No leader is permitted to be alone with a child (there must always be at least two leaders present) at Church or Visitations. Children must not go to toilets alone, and are always escorted by two leaders who will check the toilets to make sure they are safe and free of strangers, then the leaders will allow the children to enter while they wait outside the toilet block. Adult visitors attending any of the Planetkids Services will be given a visitor badge so that they are easily identifiable to leaders, parents and children.

Discipline:
We try to make our programs fun, fresh and powerful so that a child will not become disruptive. We also use positive reinforcement and team competitions where points are awarded for good behaviour and deducted for innapropriate behaviour. In extreme circumstances a child may be placed back into the adult service with their parent. Parents will be notified of innapropriate behaviour.

Curriculum:
We write and develop our own curriculum which works on a monthly theme and explores various topics that are important to children. This character building curriculum is video-based and features exciting and cutting-edge visual effects and strong Biblical teaching.

Kids In Ministry:
We encourage children to begin to explore their gifts by providing opportunities for them to contribute, such as puppets, dance, singing, preaching, etc.

Movies:
All movies shown during our Sunday services are ‘G’ rated.

Planetkids Team:
We are proud of our Childrens’ Ministry Team. They undergo National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks and are screened and interviewed before joining the team. Once successful, they train weekly on topics relating to Childrens’ Ministry (i.e. counselling, object lessons, worship leading, craft etc.). Our team also attend conferences and training days.

If you see them around at Church, please thank them and encourage them for the great job they do.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are your session times?
Planetkids runs concurrent with our Sunday Planetshakers Church services.

Melbourne // 9:00am / 11:30am / 3:30pm / 6:00pm
North East Campus // 9:00am / 11:30am
South East Campus // 9:00am / 11:00am
Geelong// 9:00am / 11:00am

Is there a cost involved?
No, Planetkids is always a free service.

Do I need to provide a snack?
No snack is required for children in Grades 1 – 6. We do ask that parents of children aged 18 Months – Prep do provide a healthy snack (Nut free). There is a time within our program where all the children will sit and eat their snacks.

What age groups do you cater for?
Planetkids runs services for the following age groups:

Twinkle Tots: 9 Months – 18 Months
Astros: 18 Months – 24 Months
Starbursts: 2 Year Olds
Comets: 3 Year Olds
Zoomers: 4 Year Old Kindy – Preps
Atomic: Grades 1 – 3
Planet46: Grade 4 – 6

Can I stay with my child in the Planetkids Program?
Parents are always welcome if that is what they wish.

Do I need to be on a volunteer roster?
This is not a requirement, however if you would like to help out, please talk to one of our leaders.

Do children get to go to the main service for Praise and Worship?
Yes, we take children from Grades 1 – 6 into the main service for Praise and Worship at every service. 

What sort of screening do you do with your leaders?

We regard the safety of our children with the upmost regard. All leaders must complete an application form. Their references and background are then checked to ensure they are suitable to be working with children. Applicatants are required to obtain a Police Check and a Working with Children Check. Our leaders also receive ongoing training in relation to safety procedures concerning children.