Twist-id Products Develops New Innovative Drink System for Child Care Centres

Twist-id Products and the Gap Community Child Care Centre and forging together to innovate the daily task of providing drinks to children, which will reduce the workload, lower a water consumption and provide an alternative to disposable cups.
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Nov. 8, 2010 - PRLog -- Twist-id Products and the Gap Community Child Care Centre and forging together to innovate the daily task of providing drinks to children in long day care while maintaining government food/hygiene regulations, which will;

    -  reduce the workload on providers
    -  lower a centre’s water consumption
    -  provide an eco-friendly alternative to disposable cups

The owner of Twist-id Products, Shelly Zimmerman, has put together a process utilizing her invention and a removable naming scheme that will streamline how daycares provide drinks to their children (over three). The MyColourCup® drink system will eliminate the use of disposable cups in daycares, allow the children to reuse their cups, which helps reduce the amount of dishwashing and cuts down on the time providers spend identifying children’s cups.

NT government daycare regulations state that; “

1.    Each child must have independent access to fresh drinking water at all times
2.    Suitable eating arrangements must be made that encourage the development of independent eating skills in children, including by using eating utensils and furniture appropriate to the age and stage of development of the children.

To abide by government regulations daycare centre’s use a combination of water bubblers, cups and water bottles to provide water to their children.  Providing drinks at meal time involves using either a disposable or reusable cup.  Cups without names have to be washed after each us so they are not shared.  This results in an added task for the providers and a higher water consumption for centres.  Disposable cups are thrown out after each use which has a negative impact on the environment and is a reoccurring centre expense.

The Gap Community Child Care Centre in Alice Springs is participating in a trial study of this new system that will eliminate some of the hassles involved with this task. They are working with the designer of this product, Shelly Zimmerman - a mumpreneur, to iron out all the details and work on process improvements. Who else but a mum would come up with an ideal that would solve the problems in identifying cups within a large group of children?   The system is based on the new innovative product called the MyColourCup®, which allows 6 names per cup, and a semi-permanent marker.  The marker allows names on the cup to be easily removed and a new name applied. Great because children come and go in child care.

During the trial we will be working on how to integrate the system within the centre’s routine, staff training and gaining staff/kids feedback to better align the MyColourCup® system for the needs of a centre.  Shelly is quoted as saying; “It’s an exciting time to be able to help out the centre my youngest attended.  I still remember him digging through the mound of cups looking for THE one cup with his name on it.  It gives me a lot of pleasure to be able to help in this area.”

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Twist-id Products is a fully incorporated Company located in Alice Springs, Australia. Twist-id Products is the online retailer of the innovative product called the MyColourCup®.
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