Cleaning Challenges for Childcare Centres and How to Overcome Them

Cleanworks Australia outlines the most common challenges in childcare cleaning in Sydney, and how to rectify them.

We understand that protecting the health and well-being of the children in the care of your childcare centre is your highest priority. However, we also understand that cleaning up after children can present its own set of challenges that other industries aren’t as prone to. To help you ensure that your childcare cleaning in Sydney is of the highest standard for the children in your care, we outline common cleaning challenges for centres, and how to best overcome them.

High Foot Traffic and Activity Areas

Childcare centres always have high foot traffic – particularly in playrooms and other common areas. This constant movement can lead to wear and tear on your floors, leaving them looking unclean and worn. To rectify this, your floors must be regularly vacuumed and mopped to remove any surface grime and marks. If you have vinyl flooring, we also recommend a yearly strip and reseal to keep your flooring looking its best, and safe for children in your care.

Sanitising and Disinfecting

Preventing the spread of illness is a number-one priority in childcare centres, so it’s important that high touch surfaces such as furniture and toys are sanitised and disinfected regularly. This is especially important during flu season, but is still necessary year-round. The best method for this is to use safe cleaning products regularly, especially directly following contact time. If you’re unsure what chemicals are appropriate for cleaning surfaces in your centre, ask the experts in childcare cleaning in Sydney.

Stain and Spill Management

Children are prone to spills and accidents, meaning that stain management is especially difficult in the childcare industry. Stains on carpet and upholstery affect the overall appeal of your centre for prospective parents and can harbour bacteria if not cleaned properly. The best way to deal with stains and spills is to promptly blot the stain, then apply a mild detergent or stain remover and gently scrub the area with a soft cloth. For more in-depth stain removal for your childcare cleaning in Sydney, we recommend booking a deep cleaning of your carpet and upholstery.

Regulatory Compliance

Childcare centres are held to a high standard of cleanliness, and we understand regulatory compliance is a must. To most effectively ensure that your childcare centre maintains regulatory compliance, you should hire regularly scheduled, professional commercial cleaning. Professional cleaners with extensive experience in the childcare industry, such as Cleanworks, have the knowledge and skills to clean your centre to the highest possible standard.

Contact Cleanworks for Regular, Tailored Childcare Cleaning in Sydney​

If you think that your childcare centre, and the children that attend it, could benefit from regular professional cleaning, contact Cleanworks today! We have over 20 years of experience in childcare cleaning in Sydney, as well as other educational facilities.​

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