8.7 No-smoking

Policy statement

We comply with health and safety regulations and the Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage in making our setting a no-smoking environment – both indoors and outdoors.

Procedures

  • All staff, parents and volunteers are made aware of our No-smoking Policy.
  • No-smoking signs are displayed prominently.
  • The No-smoking Policy is stated in information for parents and staff.
  • We actively encourage no-smoking by having information for parents and staff about where to get help to stop smoking if they are seeking this information.
  • Staff who smoke do not do so during working hours, unless on a scheduled break and off the premises.
  • Staff who smoke during working hours and travelling to and from work must not do so whilst wearing a setting uniform or must at least cover the uniform.
  • E-cigarettes are not permitted to be used on the premises. 
  • Staff who smoke or use e-cigarettes during their scheduled breaks go to well away from the premises.
  • Staff who smoke during their break make every effort to reduce the effects of odour and passive smoking for children and colleagues
  • Smoking is not permitted in any vehicles belonging to the setting.
  • Staff are made aware that failure to adhere to this policy and procedures may result in disciplinary action.
  • It is a criminal offence for employees to smoke in smoke-free areas, with a fixed penalty of £50 or prosecution and a fine of up to £200.

Legal framework

  • The Smoke-free (Premises and Enforcement) Regulations (2006)
  • The Smoke-free (Signs) Regulations (2012)
This policy was adopted byOrchard Preschool and Playgroup
OnSeptember 2020
Date to be reviewedSeptember 2021
Signed on behalf of the provider
Name of signatoryGemma Houghton
Role of signatory (e.g. chair, director or owner)Preschool Manager

Further information

  • The New Early Years Employee Handbook (Pre-school Learning Alliance 2019)
  • Recruiting Early Years Staff (Pre-school Learning Alliance 2016)
  • People Management in the Early Years (Pre-school Learning Alliance 2016)
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