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Carmel Caterpillars Preschool


Carmel Caterpillars Pre-School

Emergency Evacuation Procedure


Fire Procedure

  • In the event of a fire the person to discover the fire will blow on the nearest whistle, which are located by the kitchen door and the main entrance door. 
  • All children and staff will immediately stop what they are doing and assemble by the nearest fire exit, furthest away from the fire. 
  • The kitchen, toilets and porch are checked for staff and children. 
  • The Administrator, or other member of staff, will collect the phone, register and children information file, kept on the Administrator's desk.
  • We will all make our way calmly to the small park opposite Chapel Cars/Mabs Car Valeting, where the register will be called.
  • The Fire Brigade will be called giving details of where the fire is. 
  • An allocated member of staff will notify the Pre-School opposite and the staff in the garage, and will then wait at the bottom of the road to direct the Fire Brigade to the hall. 
  • Once all the children and staff are accounted for, parents will be notified by telephone, to come and collect their child. 
  • Under no circumstances will staff or children be allowed in to the hall to collect personal belongings, until the Fire Brigade say it is safe to do so. 

Emergency/Incident Procedure

  • In the event of any other emergency, including flood, bomb alert, act of terrorism etc, the whistle will sound. 
  • All children will be calmly gathered together in a "safe" area, dependant on the nature of the emergency. The safe areas are:                       The park opposite Chapel Cars/Mabs Car Valeting                                                                                                                                                             Meadowfields School, Ufton Lane                                                                                                                                                                                       Area underneath the stage in Carmel Hall
  • In the event of a bomb scare, the staff will take the children calmly to the designated area at Meadowfields School, Ufton Lane, which is deemed a safe distance from the Pre-School. 
  • If safe to do so, children and staff will congregate in the park, as per the Fire Procedure. 
  • If it is not safe to remove the children from the setting, the children will be kept calm within the setting, with all access windows and doors locked. 
  • In the event of an attack, or threatening person(s) directly in the setting itself, staff and child will congregate under the stage. 
  • Emergency services will be called and their advice followed. 
  • We will do our upmost to keep your children calm and safe until we are in a position to contact you/return them to you, or a nominated person. 


The original of this document was signed on behalf of Carmel Caterpillars Pre-School Committee by the current Chairperson.