General Safeguarding and Welfare Requirement: Safety and Suitability of Premises, Environment and Equipment
Providers must have a no-smoking policy, and must prevent smoking in a room, or outside play area, when children are present or about to be present
BCC – The Ark Preschool and Daycare
SAFETY AND SUITABILITY OF PREMISES, ENVIRONMENT AND EQUIPMENT
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.
All staff, parents and volunteers are made aware of our No-smoking Policy.
We display no-smoking signs.
The No-smoking Policy is stated in our information for parents.
Parents are asked not to smoke in the play area outside while waiting for the setting to open.
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.
Staff who smoke while off the premises make every effort to reduce the effect of the odour and lingering effects of passive smoking for children and colleagues.
The Smoke-free (Premises and Enforcement) Regulations (2006)
The Smoke-free (Signs) Regulations (2012)
This policy was adopted at a meeting of BCC – The Ark Preschool & Daycare
Held on November 2019
Date to be reviewed November 2020
Signed on behalf of the provider
Name of signatory Penny Osborne
Role of signatory (e.g. chair/owner) Manager