Employers Breastfeeding Charter Mark Scheme

The Plymouth Breastfeeding charter mark scheme, supports employers who value mothers in the work place. Membership to the scheme demonstrates a commitment to mothers who wish to return to work and continue to provide their baby with the best form of infant nutrition: breast milk.

Plymouth Community Healthcare, Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust have been promoting the benefits of breastfeeding for many years. Human breast milk is the healthiest way to feed a human baby. It has both short and long term health benefits for a mother and her baby, which includes a reduction in many common childhood illnesses, infections, and reduces the risk of some cancers. Mothers who breastfeed are less likely to take time off work to care for a poorly baby.

Today’s breastfed baby will be tomorrows healthy workforce.

 

FAQ’s

How much does it cost to join the scheme?
It’s FREE! All you need to do is complete and return the enquiry form on the bottom of this page, or fill in the leaflet on the Downloads page, and we will get back to you.

What are the benefits to my business of joining the charter mark scheme?

  • Your business will be listed in a free guide, distributed to all pregnant women in Plymouth (5000 women a year)
  • You will be listed on this website as a breastfeeding friendly Charter mark holder
  • You will receive a FREE window sticker and certificate to display
  • The scheme is talked about and promoted across the city
  • Mothers who are supported to breastfeed are more likely to remain with their employer
  • Mothers have less time off work with a poorly baby
  • Mothers value and respect their employer

Do I need to provide any special facilities?
No. We will send you a sample breastfeeding policy to adapt to suit your business, and a window sticker and certificate to display. Mothers will need access to a fridge/coolbox and privacy to express breast milk (not a toilet).

Do staff need to recieve any additional training?
No. We will send you information about the importance and benefits of breastfeeding, which should be shared with all staff

 

Employers Charter mark holders:

Employer NameAddress
Green Ark Children's centreFore Street,
Devonport
Plymouth
PL1 4DW
Jasmins81 - 83 Ridgeway
Plympton
PL7 2AA
Jennycliff CafeJennycliff
Plymstock
PL9 9SW
Keyham Community PartnershipFroebel House
100 Granby Street,
Devonport
PL1 4BN
Lark Children's centre99 North Prospect Road,
Plymouth
PL2 2NA
Plumtree Children's centre
Plympton St Maurice Primary School,
Plympton,
Plymouth,
PL7 1UB
Plymouth City CouncilPlymouth City Council,
Plymouth,
PL1 2AA
St Paul's PreschoolBarne Lane
St Budeaux
Plymouth
PL5 1NE
Tamar FOLK Children's centreVictoria Road Primary School,
Trelawney Avenue,
St Budeaux,
Plymouth
PL5 1RH
Theatre RoyalRoyal Parade,
Plymouth
PL1 2TR
The Kings ArmsTamerton Foliot Road,
Tamerton Foliot
Plymouth
PL5 4NH

 

For more information please contact us on livewell@nhs.net