Alcohol, Drugs and Smoking Policy

As I will be working alone I have sole responsibility for your child while they are in my care. Therefore I will not be under any form of alcohol or drugs, including prescribed medication other than routine antibiotics during minded hours or immediately before.

If you have been drinking during a Christmas party or celebration I would prefer it if you could arrange for another responsible adult to collect your child, especially if you plan to drive home.


Smoking is not permitted in my house or garden at any time. This applies to any visitors I have during non minding hours.

I will not take the children into any smoky environments and will avoid places where smoking is permitted wherever possible.


If I have any concerns that your child may be drinking, taking drugs or smoking I will discuss this matter with you immediately, I will the work with you to support your child, however if I am concerned that your child’s behaviour due to drugs/alcohol may be putting other minded children at risk I will immediately terminate our contract.