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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 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 by Clopton Nursery Trust (name of provider)
On ___________________ (date)
Date to be reviewed ___________________ (date)
Signed on behalf of the provider ___________________
Name of signatory Derek Reynolds
Role of signatory (e.g. chair, director or owner) Chair of the Board of Trustees