Summer holidays are just around the corner. During this time, many daycare centers and creches have scheduled closing days. But before you start your well-deserved vacation, clear the ship in your facility. This doesn’t just apply to final tasks in the office or saying goodbye to parents’ children. Now is also the right time for hygiene measures that are not regularly on your schedule.
Keep hygiene in mind to prevent infection
In principle, the Infection Protection Act applies to your work with young children. It provides that you avoid illness by setting up and following a hygiene plan for your facility. The immediate cleaning and disinfection of objects that have been contaminated with bodily excretions are essential. You should therefore immediately disinfect toys or surfaces on which saliva, nasal secretions, urine, feces, blood, or vomit have gotten.
But in addition, you are also required to daily or after use.
- Changing places
- Work surfaces
- Bathroom sink
- Diaper and waste bins
To clean and disinfect. Children’s pillows and bedding and toys are used every day, e.g. B. Building blocks, clean 2 to 4 times a month to maintain hygiene. But for specific items, it doesn’t have to be every day or every week. And yet they still need cleaning now and then. These include e.g. B. doors, shelves or lamps. A checklist of things that need to be cleaned 1-2 times a year can be found at the end of this article.
Also, pay attention to hygiene with individual furnishings
Since there may be other objects or furniture in your facility that are not listed here, it is worth inspecting around before closing days: When was the last time you paid attention to the hygiene of the play platform? What about wall mirrors or special gripping offers on walls? Make a note of all your observations. You can complete the checklist individually for your facility. It is important that you also include the less frequent cleaning measures in your daycare center hygiene plan because then they will not be overlooked. Also keep a log of the ½ annual or yearly cleanings, noting the names of those responsible and the cleaning date.
Involve everyone in the daycare cleaning before closing days
Use a team meeting before closing days to distribute cleaning work that needs to be done.
Talk to your cleaner about what they can do. Asks where you as a teacher want to keep track, e.g. B. cleaning and sorting of the game and design materials, do it yourself or a colleague. You can also determine straight away what needs to be repaired, exchanged, or purchased and start this.
Then you and the youngest children can happily start everyday life again in a hygienic and well-organized environment in your day-care center after the days of closure.
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We provide cleaning services in a variety of learning environments in the education and early learning sector. SCS Group provides a range of services, ranging from private school cleaning to childcare centers and university maintenance.