Pre-school handwashing poster

safefood have developed a hand washing poster and song to help make hand washing fun for children and a part of their daily routine both at preschool and at home.

Hand washing prevents the spread of harmful bacteria and we hope that, with your help, each child in pre-school will learn how to wash their hands properly and get into the habit of washing their hands after messy play, before they eat and after they use the toilet. This will help them develop a healthy habit for life.

The simple song is sung to the tune of Row, Row, Row your Boat and the poster clearly illustrates the four basic steps to washing your hands properly – soap, rub, rinse and dry. 

Hand washing poster

This poster is being distributed in the Republic of Ireland to all childcare providers listed with the Health Service Executive and the County Childcare Committees and also to Family Resource Centres. In Northern Ireland, it was sent to all childcare providers registered with the Health and Social Services Trusts and to those childcare providers listed with the Department of Education and to Sure Start and Home Start Centres.

If you would like to receive an additional copy of the poster or if you have any queries or feedback please contact the safefood helpline at 1850 404 567 (ROI)/08000851683 (NI).