Emergency Procedures

Emergency Procedures


Incase of Fire

  • Raise the alarm - whistles are situated hanging up in each 3 rooms and the hallway
  • Gather all children quickly and calmly, reassuring them that they are going to be fine, but they must leave the toys and follow us out of the building. By holding hands and forming a line, at the nearest FIRE exit.
  • The person who raises the alarm is responsible for checking all areas and gathering emergency contact numbers, register any long term medication and medication folder. All doors must be closed behind you.
  • The Manager or next senior member of staff will lead the evacuation to the car park or furthest but safest point on the church premises away from the fire.
  • The register and a head count must be taken.
  • Once at the safe meeting point the emergency services are to be contacted, via mobile or emergency venue.
  • Staff and children will be taken to organised emergency venue where Parents/carers will be contacted immediately to collect their child.
  • The basis of fire safety is risk assessment, carried out by a ‘competent person’
  • Our emergency evacuation procedures are approved by the Fire Safety Officer and are:
  • clearly displayed in the premises;
  • explained to new members of staff, volunteers and parents; and
  • practised regularly, at least once every six weeks.
  • Records are kept of fire drills and of the servicing of fire safety equipment.
  • Where we rent premises, we will ensure that we have a copy of the fire safety risk assessment that applies to the building and that we contribute to regular reviews.
  • Fire doors are clearly marked, never obstructed and easily opened from the inside.

The fire drill record book must contain:

  • The date and time of the drill.
  • How long it took.
  • Whether there were any problems that delayed evacuation.
  • Any further action taken to improve the drill procedure.

Floods/Power failure

  • We will move all children and possible belongings as calmly as possible to the church hall, (or emergency venue if needed) maintaining child ratio’s.
  • We will gather all emergency contact numbers.
  • Parents/carers will be contacted and requested to collect their child as soon as possible.
  • If needed further work and investigations will be carried out, parents will be informed of all necessary information.


  • Calmly comfort and reassure the child.
  • Remove the injured child away from the situation.
  • Reassure other children if needed.
  • Call for the first aider if not qualified yourself.
  • Apply treatment (check for allergies etc if needed), if needed. Unless hospital treatment is required then phone 999 for a ambulance.
  • If it is a head injury/bump contact parents immediately to inform them and see if they wish to collect their child.
  • Record relevant details in the Accident Book.
  • Inform parents upon collection, showing the Accident book and getting their signature.

In the event of an emergency evacuation, our emergency venue is –

The Wall Heath Tavern

14 High Street, Wall Heath



01384 287319

Our EVAC BAG is situated hanging up in the blue room.