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East Maitland Fire Fighters - Share their safety message with our children.

Today we welcomed the East Maitland Fire fighting crew to playgroup.

They discussed the differences between a good and bad fire. They showed the children what a smoke detector looks and sounds like.

The children then watched Trish (one of our educators) dress up in some fire fighting protective gear. The children learnt to protect themselves with the STOP DROP AND ROLL procedure. They rolled around on the ground covering their face and pretending to put the fire out.The highlight of the visit was the children exploring the fire truck and using the water hose.The whole experience allowed the children to gain a hands on opportunity to learning and better understanding of fire safety message.


Children feel safe, secure, and supported

  • Confidently explore and engage with social and physical environments through relationships and play

  • Explore aspects of identity through role play

Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation

  • broaden their understanding of the world in which they live

Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

  • are curious and enthusiastic participants in their learning

  • participate in a variety of rich and meaningful inquiry-based experiences

Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

  • engage in enjoyable interactions using verbal and non-verbal language

  • convey and construct messages with purpose and confidence, building on home/family and community literacy

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