Cleaning the Early Learning Centres – Confidence in Strict Rules and Regulations
We all have our own systems and fastidious methods when it comes to the cleanliness of the environment in which our loved ones play and grow. From antibacterial sprays and wipes to colour coded cloths, you may well worry that the standards you uphold in your own home will not be met when your child attends their first playschool or early learning centre.
However, when it comes to Cherry Bridge Station childcare centres you can rest assured. As with all practice and procedures used within our centres the cleaning of the education and care environment adheres to strict Australian government guidelines. These guidelines exist to educate management and staff of the very most up-to-date systems in place and to enforce a continuity in care across the board, nationally.
The basic goal as we know, is to minimise the spread of germs from surfaces and equipment within the childcare centres and it begins with the very basics. For example, cleaning should start in the cleanest areas and move on to the dirtier areas, this helps to prevent cross-infection. Mops should have detachable heads, to allow laundering in a hot wash, as with non-disposable cloths. Vacuums with HEPA filters are also highly recommended.
The early learning centres use colour coded cloths where applicable and utility gloves for certain tasks. Cleaning products are also very important and should be chosen based on their germ killing properties. Specialised formulas or concentrations will be suggested for each area of the centre and the individual manufacturer’s instructions always followed.
Charts on when to clean specific surfaces are provided to staff and educators at the centres and they prove very useful as a quick reference guide. Bathrooms and toilets must be cleaned daily and whenever they are visibly unclean, and this should include handles, door knobs, seats and even soap dispensers. Nappy change areas in the childcare centres are afforded their own special cleaning regimen which is performed after every single use, and separate change areas for each teaching room in the centre are highly advised.
Clothing, linens, cots, dummies, toothbrushes, toys, cushions, carpets and curtains are all taken into consideration as part of the cleaning schedule.This ensures that none of our Cherry Bridge Station early learning centres exhibit forgotten fingerprints or lurking lurgies. Parents can rest easy knowing that every health procedure and government guide imaginable is being put into practice to prevent the spread of infectious diseases and germs.
These detailed modern guidelines are accessible to all, and healthy habits shouldn’t stop when your child leaves the centre for the day. If you are unsure of some of the best practices and wish to check out some of the government procedures for use at home then you can visit their comprehensive site right here.