Teaching very young children about fire safety can help keep them safe for the rest of their lives. Our early years support complements many of the Early Years Foundation Stage early learning goals; introducing fire safety awareness and basic understanding of what to if there is a fire in a way that doesn't make young children feel scared or vulnerable.
Early Years Foundation Stage Resource Box
What do we offer?
Nurseries and pre-school groups can contact us to ask for our staff to attend the site with a fire engine and provide direct teaching for a group.
We get lots of these requests and while we'll do our best to visit (we really enjoy them!) it's not always possible. As an alternative, we can loan the group a special resource box that can be used by nursery staff to deliver a teaching session.
The box includes dressing up kit and role play equipment; stories, poems and pictures; jigsaws and games and suggested activities. It also includes suggestions on how to use the contents.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
We recognise that children and young people with special educational needs could be more vulnerable to the dangers of fire but recognise that teaching for special educational needs requires more than a single lesson plan. We appreciate that that teachers know their class or pupil best; what their abilities are, how much they can take-in and what activities are suitable.
What do we offer?
We have created SENDsafe – a toolkit of 27 activities, each lasting around 15 minutes, that use the whole range of senses which can be mixed and matched to suit an individual group's needs.
- Concept of fire
- Fire hazards
- Smoke alarms
- Escaping from fire
- Calling the fire service
- What to do if your clothes catch on fire
- Firefighter's uniform/fire engine
- Involving Parents/Carers
Click here to download the toolkit
How do we book?
To request a visit or a loan of the EYFS box please contact:
Paul Slee, Service Development Department