Policy & Procedure No.6
1. To avoid the spread of infection we maintain personal hygiene by following these hygiene procedures:
a. Everyone washes their hands after using the toilets. Staff ask children to make sure that they have washed their hands.
b. Paper towels are provided and bins are located beside the sinks.
c. Tissues are provided around the setting and children are encouraged to blow their noses. Children are then encouraged to place the tissue in the bin and then wash their hands.
d. Any open cuts or sores are covered with a dressing.
e. All practitioners wash their hands before food preparation and children wash their hands before snack and lunch and after toileting.
f. Practitioners wear disposable aprons when preparing snack and food activities. Children wear aprons for food activities.
g. All raw fruit and vegetables are washed.
h. Food is stored correctly: raw and cooked separately. Food is covered and refrigerated.
i. Different cleaning cloths and fluids are used for toilets and kitchen areas.
j. Utensils, crockery and pots are clean and undamaged.
2. Vomiting and Bleeding
a. The practitioners wear disposable gloves and a disposable apron.
b. If there is any vomit or blood on the ground, all children are kept away.
c. The area will be cleaned and disinfected.
d. The child will be cared for by a practitioner.
e. Any wound will be cleaned.
f. A suitable dressing will be applied.
g. Any used tissues, cloths or waste paper will be placed in a separate bag and disposed of separately to all other waste.