Child care centres, preschools and kindergartens are wonderful places of learning, creativity and fun, but they are also some of the toughest places to keep clean and tidy. Most importantly, dirty toys, bedding, eating utensils and surfaces are breeding grounds for germs and infectious diseases, so it is vital that high standards of cleanliness and hygiene are maintained at all times.
How a professional cleaner can help:
Hiring a professional kindergarten or daycare cleaning service is one of the best things you can do to ensure a consistently clean, hygienic and safe environment for the kids, staff and family members who attend your facility.
Here are a few reasons to hire a professional cleaner:
They help prevent the spread of infectious diseases:
Good hygiene and thorough cleaning practices in childcare centres and kindergartens are essential for minimising the spread of harmful microorganisms, viruses and bacteria. Young children and babies are especially vulnerable to cross-infection because they lack the more robust immune systems that enable adults to easily fight off germs.
The way that children interact with each other and with adults in preschool and daycare centres means that germs and diseases can spread quickly. Children, especially younger children, have close contact with other people through playing or cuddling. They also like to put objects in their mouths, and they may not always cover their coughs or sneezes. Because some germs can survive on surfaces – such as bench tops, doorhandles and toys – a child may touch a contaminated surface, then put their hands in their mouth and become infected. Also, if a child has an ill sibling at home, they could be incubating an illness, and risk bringing germs from home into your facility.
Any germs picked up by young children at daycare can quickly lead to infection and illness, so it’s essential that the environment is kept clean and germ-free.
A daily professional cleaning service will ensure that every surface and piece of equipment is cleaned and sanitised, ensuring any germs are eradicated at the end of the day, preventing the spread of infection.
They ensure that industry standards are met:
A professional kindergarten cleaner makes it their business to be up to date with the current guidelines and recommendations set by recognised authorities such as the National Childcare Accreditation Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council.
You can rest assured that your professional kindergarten cleaning service understands and meets the strict environmental health and hygiene standards expected in a children’s environment.
They can fit in with your timetable:
You can arrange for your childcare facility to be professionally cleaned on a daily, weekly, or seasonal/spring-cleaning basis. A professional kindergarten cleaner will happily work within your specified timetable and requirements.
You can choose from a range of specialised cleaning services:
Your professional kindergarten cleaning service can provide:
- Pressure washing and sanitising of chairs, tables, toys and equipment.
- Scrubbing/pressure washing and sanitising of bathrooms and nappy change areas.
- Window cleaning.
- Wall cleaning.
- Carpet cleaning (machine scrubbing/shampooing and steam cleaning).
- Strip/seal and buffing of vinyl floors.
- Furniture and equipment packing and unpacking (for example when setting up for kinder sessions in a community or church hall).
- Holiday dusting and detailing.
- General cleaning, vacuuming, mopping and disinfecting of kitchens, sleep areas, rest areas and play areas.
A clean and tidy learning space creates a more inviting, positive atmosphere. A regular professional clean will make your facility a more enjoyable space for children to spend their day in, and for your staff to work in.
They pay attention to detail:
A professional kindergarten cleaning service knows exactly what needs doing, and how to do it properly. They are familiar with all the cleaning “hotspots” in a children’s environment, and will make sure your facility is thoroughly cleaned and sanitised to the highest standard.
They care about your facility and the local environment:
A good kindergarten cleaning service knows they have a responsibility to care for and to protect the environment in which they operate. This involves:
- Minimising waste through the careful and efficient use of resources and energy.
- Using sustainable cleaning products and equipment wherever possible (e.g. recycled, FSC or low environmental impact products from renewable sources).
- Disposing of waste products responsibly.
Running a daycare or preschool is a busy job. You and your staff have enough on your plate – including your own day-to-day hygiene and infection control policies and procedures – without worrying about scrubbing toilets and sanitising surfaces and equipment at the end of the day. By hiring a professional kindergarten cleaning service you can leave the dirty work to someone else, and focus instead on planning and preparing fun and engaging programs for the children in your care.