Alcohol and Drugs Policy

In my role as an Ofsted registered Childminder the majority of my work is accompanied by another member of staff, sharing the responsibility for your child whilst they are in my care. It is imperative that I am fully aware of any dangers and that I am able to protect your child to the best of my ability.

In order for my staff and I to do this to the best of our ability we must not be under the influence of alcohol or any form of drugs (including some prescription medication). We will not drink any alcohol during minded hours or immediately before.

If you have been drinking alcohol during the time your child is in my care, perhaps entertaining clients, I would prefer if you arranged for another responsible adult to collect your child. Alternatively you may call me and I can delay the pick up time if possible.