Mini firefighters and pint-sized police at Ilford nursery

Firefighters Stuart Lancaster and Bobby Johal with Samarah Abbasi, 3, and Tyler Gaffney, 4,

Firefighters Stuart Lancaster and Bobby Johal with Samarah Abbasi, 3, and Tyler Gaffney, 4, - Credit: Archant

Mini firefighters squirted water out of hoses and little police officers “drove” a patrol car in Ilford on Tuesday.

Redbridge Police and a fire crew visited children at the Tamba Day Nursery, in Mansfield Road, for an annual safety day.

Three and four-year-olds got to clamber in the front seat of a police car and see the officers sound the horn.

They also got in the fire engine, tried on helmets and used a real fire hose to squirt water with firefighters from Ilford Fire Station, in High Road.

But the fun had a serious message as they learnt how to call for help in emergencies and did exercises and activity packs.

Nursery manager Emily Simmons said: “It was lovely for the children, they were very excited about the fire engine.”