Fire Safety for Early Years

Course Overview

This interactive and comprehensive online course provides an awareness of fire safety in early years settings and is suitable for all staff working in school, nursery and childminding settings.

It has been developed in line with national fire safety legislation and Ofsted guidelines for early years settings and is mapped to Level 2 on the RQF.


This online course can be completed on any PC or mobile device. Learners can study at their own pace and log in and out as often as they wish


  1. Appeals to all learning styles with interactive quizzes, video and audio features
  2. Allows learners to work at their own pace, testing their knowledge as they progress through the course
  3. Provides a very thorough resource for those with English as a Second Language to equip them with the vocabulary, language skills and confidence to pass a practical course


Self checks after each section of the course and a short end of course multiple choice assessment


On successful completion, learners can download a certificate as evidence that they have passed the course.


This course has been approved by the CPD Accreditation Group and qualifies for 2 CPD points. It has been approved by the FAIB (First Aid Industry Body)


Approximately 1-2 hours

Topics covered in this course

  • The importance of Fire Safety
  • Fire Safety requirements in Early Years settings
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • The Main Causes of Fire
  • How fire starts – The Fire Triangle
  • Heat / ignition sources and managing them safely
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Fuel sources and managing them safely
  • How fire spreads
  • Fire Hazards – how fire harms you
  • Controlling Fire
  • Fire Safety Procedures
  • Role and Responsibilities of the Fire Marshal
  • Practising Fire Drills
  • Evacuation
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