Toileting

Objective
To help children through the toilet training stage, recognising when it is developmentally appropriate to do so and to do this in a manner that is not only hygienic but recognises and respects family value and cultural practices.

Guidelines to follow
Educators will:

  • Encourage children to flush the toilet after use and assist or educate children to wash their hands after toileting using the guidelines on hand washing technique.
  • Place any soiled clothes in a plastic bag and ensure it is sealed for the family to take it home for cleaning, and inaccessible to children.
  • Handwashing and other hygiene procedures should be followed by the educator and the children after using the toilet.
  • Ask parents/guardians to provide a change of cloth to help children to change as and when necessary

During toilet training

  • Remind children every now and then to go to toilet
  • A non-slip step should be used to enable a child to have independent access to toilet/hand washing facilities and prevent possible back injuries to educators
  • Guide the child to use the toilet whilst respecting the child’s privacy
  • Handwashing and other hygiene procedures should be followed by the educator and the children after using the toilet.
  • Toileting should be discussed between educator and parent before toilet training commences and must take the child’s developmental stage into consideration.
  • Handwashing and other hygiene procedures should be followed by the educator and the children after using the toilet.

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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