Fire Safety for Early Years

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

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

The syllabus includes;

  • 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
  • Practising fire drills
  • Evacuation


1-2 hours


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


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


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