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safefood Preschool Handwashing Research: Call for Participants

May 8, 2018

safefood has asked ECI to invite a number of service providers to participate in their Preschool Handwashing Research.

Ipsos MRBI is carrying out research on safefood’s behalf and is looking to recruit eight to nine early years practitioners for a focus group in Dublin city centre. The research seeks to understand current classroom challenges and procedures on a typical day. In particular, it seeks to understand the procedures for teaching children between the ages of 2 and 4 how to wash their hands, and to create new resources in this area.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must be working with children aged 2-4 years in a preschool setting (daycares, playgroups, parent and toddler groups, Sure Start, childminders)
  • Only one person from each setting may attend
  • You must actively participate in the focus group

All participants will receive €75 as a token of appreciation for taking part.

If you are interested in participating in this research and are available from 6:30 to 8pm on Wednesday 30th May to attend a venue on Pembroke Street Lower, Dublin 2, please email Sinéad on with the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact number
  • Contact email
  • Place of work
  • Job title
  • Age range of children you teach

The deadline is 5pm, Friday 11th May.

Successful entrants will be contacted by 21st May at the latest, at which point the exact location of the focus group will be confirmed.

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