Pupil illness accounts for 60% of absences

Pupil illness accounts for 60% of absences

Hand washing demonstrations are essential for children

The Department of Education have released a report which states that children’s illnesses are responsible for sixty percent of all absences from state funded schools – including primaries, according to a recent article on the QA Education website

The article quotes Guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) which has called for pupils to receive hand washing demonstrations.

Hand washing with soap and water

Manty Stanley, managing director of TEAL Patents focuses in the article on the fact that children in Britain are losing nearly 80 million school hours a year as a result of infections – many of which could be prevented by the simple act of regular hand washing with soap and water.

“Hand hygiene is a valuable lesson for children to learn at a young age. As the weather cools, it is essential pupils learn how simply washing their hands minimises the spread of common,contagious infections such as colds.”

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The importance of hand hygiene for children

The Infection Prevention Society’s Hand Hygiene Torch Tour 2016 recently came to a close. The importance of teaching effective hand washing techniques to younger children was clearly evident from the fact that the tour called in at a number of preschools and nurseries around the country.


Teach hand washing – indoor and out!

Hand washing is the most important lesson a child can learn and acquiring it is an essential lifelong skill.

The Kiddiwash range of warm water hand wash units are perfect for smaller hands – and are ideal where a portable solution is required.

Whether you require a larger wheeled unit such as the KiddiSynk, or the ultra portable Kiddiwash Xtra, you can ensure that all children in your care are able to wash their hands inside or out.