Hygiene practices

Hand washing

Objective
To minimise the spread of germs and prevent cross infection

Policy
At FIRST IDEA FAMILY DAY CARE SERVICES, we ensure that children and educators and other stakeholders wash hands with soap and water or anti-bacterial gel, before and after any activity. Gel should not be used as a substitute for hand washing when there is soap and running water available.

Handwashing should occur at these times

  • Before and after eating/handling food
  • Before preparing /cooking food
  • After changing nappy
  • After going to the toilet
  • After cleaning up or any contact with bodily fluids
  • After giving first aid or CPR
  • After handling garbage
  • After playing outside, in a sand pit, or wading pool
  • After touching animals
  • Infants should have their hands wiped after the nappy change

REVIEW

POLICY REVIEWED

July 2018

NEXT REVIEW DATE

July 2019

MODIFICATIONS

Policy created for First Idea Family Day Care Services, inclusive of changes to the National Quality Standards and Education and Care National Regulations

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