ISO 9001

Choosing a cleaner for your child care centre

Choosing a cleaner for your child care centreAs a child care provider, you understand how quickly germs, bacteria and illness can spread through your centre. Every surface, from toys and tables, floors and walls, toilets and even the ceiling can harbour harmful bacteria potentially putting your children and staff at risk.

That is why choosing a child care cleaner for your centre is a very important decision - here are some questions to ask when choosing a cleaner for your child care centre:

Do they understand your specific child care centre cleaning requirements?
Child care cleaning is a specialist area so it is important that the service has prior experience in this field. Check their website for testimonials and contact other child care centres using their service to gain feedback.

Can they maintain quality standards?
Managing a busy child care centre is a full-time job – the last thing you need to be worrying about is the quality of the service being offered by your cleaning provider. When choosing your child care cleaner find out about their systems – do they provide regular reports and on-site inspections? Do they hold an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certification? Look for a company that will take care of the quality control for you.

Are their staff trustworthy?
It is important to know who will be accessing your centre. Although the children will not be present when the cleaning is taking place, it is important to have confidence and trust in your child care cleaning service. Anyone working with or around children in Australia must have a Working with Children Clearance. Your cleaning service is no exception so be sure to ask this very important question.

What services do they offer?
A professional child care cleaning service should offer a customised service based on your specific needs. The areas serviced should include:

  • Outdoor play areas
  • Indoor areas
  • Children’s sleeping areas
  • Play rooms
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms and toilets

The cleaning service should include specific items such as:

  • Floors – carpets, vinyl and tiles
  • Blinds/curtains
  • Toys
  • Hand basins
  • Toilets
  • Windows
  • Cabinets
  • Tables, chairs and benches
  • Nappy change areas
  • Play areas
  • Whiteboards/Chalkboards
  • Spider webs

At Think Solutions Cleaning & Support we understand that child care providers cannot compromise when it comes to the health and safety of their children and staff. We are committed to continuous improvement and best practice which seamlessly align to our ISO 9001 Quality Certification.

Talk to us about what your business needs and let us find a solution.