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Rufus Handwashing Programme

September 23, 2019

Safefood, in partnership with ECI, has launched the latest phase of their Rufus handwashing programme. Good handwashing habits are essential to help protect children from nasty bacteria like E.coli.

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Rufus the friendly monster

February 13, 2019

Early Childhood Ireland is delighted to partner with safefood to bring you a new joint campaign that aims to make learning good handwashing habits fun and keep E.coli at bay.

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Support Point Update 22 January 2019

January 22, 2019

This week we look at nappy changing, infection control and staff considerations. We also ask if there is a qualification requirement for staff in a school-aged childcare facility?

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Support Point Update 8 January 2019

January 9, 2019

In this week's Support Point update, we look at the Employment Law (Miscellaneous) Provisions Act, 2018, hand hygiene, capital funding and we ask if board members have to be Garda vetted.

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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. 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.

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