Everyone knows that kids, and especially toddlers, can cause some serious messes, both at home and in daycare facilities. If you run a daycare center, chances are good that much of the day is already taken up by putting away toys, cleaning up spills, and wiping tiny hands and faces. After all of that, you shouldn’t have to worry about deep cleaning the entire facility at the end of each day.
Some daycare owners think they’ll save money by sticking to more topical cleaning and organizing tasks and ignoring the bigger jobs like disinfecting surfaces, mopping floors, and sanitizing frequently touched items. Unfortunately, that’s not an acceptable solution. Parents who entrust their children’s health and safety to daycare facilities expect them to be provided with a clean and hygienic environment, and it’s your job to make sure that’s what they find.
If you don’t have time to worry about deep cleaning the facility after a long day of running after rambunctious kids, don’t worry. There’s a better solution. Read on to find out about just four of the many reasons your daycare needs professional cleaning services.
1. Keep Kids Safe
One of the most obvious benefits of professional daycare cleaning is that it eliminates potentially harmful germs, which means it’s less likely for even young, carefree attendees to pass transmissible illnesses on to others. Of course, in an ideal world, parents wouldn’t send their children to daycare with the sniffles, and this wouldn’t be a problem. In our world, it’s commonplace for kids to arrive at daycare with stuffy noses, runny eyes, and other cold symptoms.
Hiring a professional cleaning service for your daycare won’t just help to prevent the transmission of illnesses, either. Professional cleaners will be better able to choose the right sanitizing products and use them correctly than the average daycare worker, which means you won’t have to worry about dangerous chemicals being left behind on high-touch surfaces or airborne VOCs being left behind. Potentially dangerous cleaning chemicals can pose a serious risk to anyone, but children are especially susceptible.
2. Increase Attendance
These days, parents are more protective of their kids than ever. It’s not uncommon for new parents, especially, to check out every daycare in town before deciding who to trust with watching their children. If what they find when they enter your facility is a dirty, unkempt space that could pose a danger to their kids, those parents will look elsewhere for childcare help.
If, on the other hand, your daycare facility is clearly clean, sanitary, and well-maintained, it will earn parents’ trust and let them know that you are making every effort to protect their kids. The best part is that once one parent notices the difference that hiring a professional cleaning company makes on the overall appearance of your facility, it will start a chain reaction. Parents talk, and if what they’re telling each other is how great they feel about leaving their kids at your daycare every morning, it will help you bolster the facility’s attendance role and the business’s bottom line.
3. Improve Employee Morale
Daycare workers aren’t professional cleaners. They’re trained to provide care to children, which often involves picking up messes here and there, not to use potentially dangerous cleaning chemicals or make sure that every surface is perfectly sanitary. When the day is over, no daycare worker wants to stay behind after tidying up and getting everything organized to mop floors, wipe down toilets, and disinfect every surface.
If you want to keep workers happy and on track, hiring a professional cleaning service to perform regular deep cleanings is a great way to start. It takes an arduous task off of employees’ to-do lists so that they can focus on those aspects of their jobs that they are trained to perform, like taking excellent care of your daycare’s young attendees. Happy employees are more productive and better able to provide exceptional care than daycare workers who are stressed out not just about having to learn new skills and being held responsible for the health and safety of the kids in your care but also about their own wellbeing.
4. Maintain Consistency
Daycares need to be cleaned regularly and meticulously to avoid creating health hazards. As any parent will tell you, young children have developing immune systems that can’t protect them against even common colds, and they don’t understand the importance of maintaining good hygiene. As a result, they’re far more likely than adults to spread illnesses between each other and send them home with other kids to infect older family members. Missing just one day of cleaning can increase this problem tenfold.
It’s understandable that exhausted daycare workers who are also tasked with cleaning and sanitizing the facility after-hours might wind up cutting corners. After all, they’ve been running after kids all day, and that takes a lot of energy. Hiring a professional cleaning crew to come by after-hours to make sure everything is clean and sanitary can make a big difference because professional cleaners never cut corners and always maintain a consistently high level of professionalism.
Trust the Experts
If you run a daycare, you can’t afford to let your guard down just because the coronavirus pandemic is finally under control. The kids entrusted to your care are susceptible to a wide range of infectious diseases, as are the adults that pick them up at the end of the day or provide care at home. Keeping your facility clean and sanitary is the key to protecting the health and safety of both the children entrusted to your care and their families.
If you want to develop a reputation for excellence and find ways to stand out from the crowd, you can trust Corvus Janitorial Systems to help. We have all the right equipment, experience, and expertise to clean, sanitize, and disinfect even the dirtiest daycares, and we’ll be happy to work on your schedule. Get in touch today to discuss your daycare facility’s cleaning needs and how we can help you meet them.