Childcare is more a part of our modern lives than ever before. For many generations the childcare was there to help the young child learn social interaction skills. For the last generation or two it has proved invaluable for families where both parent work. Parents want to know that their child is on good hands, and that they are in a safe environment.
Childcare Centre Cleaning.
Childcare centres will tend to grow messy, and unhygienic, if they are not looked after. This is worse than most cleaning situations. Children cannot be expected to look after themselves or their environment without supervison. Kids are all potential and no experience. Parents and childcare staff may be able to teach children to pick up toys after themselves, and properly wash their hands, but that is about the extent it. The childcare centre will accumulate mess unless there is regular cleaning.
Some tips include:
Hand washing. – a basic hygiene requirement. Some novelty scented liquid soap (strawberry, banana) will encourage this because children like the smell.
Avoid soap with triclosan (usually in antibacterial soaps) which may be toxic.
The floor. – Children are in constant contact with the floor. This is especially obvious with infants who are still crawling. An unhygienic floor will expose children to germs and allergens. Regular floor cleaning is essential.
Shoulder height surfaces. – Children will touch every surface at their own level, which is lower than the height touched by adults. This means getting on our knees and cleaning a lot of handprints of walls.
Large storage containers. – Children usually won’t arrange shelves, but they can be taught to simply put toys back into a large box. Toys should be sanitized on a reasonably regular basis.
Environmentally friendly products. – children will put things in their mouth, or eat food straight off the table. Make sure the cleaning products do not contain any toxic ingredients.
Childcare centre cleaning Sydney
Staff at childcare centres cannot be expected to look after all the cleaning requirements. Have professional cleaners look after the cleaning, and enjoy a safer environment.