Fire safety in children's early years

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

Nurseries and pre-school groups can contact us to help raise awareness among the youngsters in their care of the risks and dangers of fire and how they can stay as safe as possible.

If we can’t visit the group, we can loan out a special resource box that can be used by EYFS/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 (SEND)

Information about our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) offering is available.

Please download our SEND toolkit (opens in a new tab). It covers:

  • 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.

How do we book?

To request a visit or a loan of the EYFS box please contact:

Service Headquarters (opens a new draft email)
01772 862545