It is very important to prevent the spread of germs and illnesses that hygiene procedures are in place and strictly adhered to.
Children are encouraged to wash their hands after going to the toilet, touching animals and playing outside. They must also wash their hands before eating any meals and snacks.
I have posters up in the bathroom to show children when they should wash their hands.
I assist the children in hand washing, ensuring that they are washing and drying them correctly.
I explain to the children why we must wash out hands before and after, touching animals, eating, etc…
I provide a clean towel in the bathroom each day, however if a child is poorly I will provide them with their own towel as a precaution.
I assist children with wiping their noses when they have colds and try to teach them how to blow their noses. I will explain to them the importance of safely throwing away dirty tissues to prevent the spread of germs, and I also encourage them to put their hands over their mouths when coughing/sneezing.
I disinfect my changing mat between children,
I follow strict hygiene routines in my kitchen, ensuring my fridge is at the correct temperature and that food is stored correctly in it.
In order for me to carry out these procedures effectively I request that you let me know if your child is feeling or has been unwell.