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


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.



  • 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.


Legal framework

  • 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