Childcare Cleaning & Kindergarten Cleaning – First Impressions Count

We are childcare cleaning and kindergarten cleaning specialists.  We work with a lot of Kindergartens Childcare and Early Learning Centres. We understand their needs and how cleaning is important to them. Why?  Because, first impressions count and you don’t get a second chance to impress parents.

Here are the reasons why first impressions count and why you need to invest in engaging a quality cleaning company.

Parents are sticklers for attention to detail

When a parent is considering taking their child to a childcare centre, the first thing they will take extra notice of is the cleaning. If your centre’s cleaning is sub-standard, then it’s possible parents will start to wonder which other areas of centre lack attention to detail. They will wonder if you pay proper attention to their children? Of course this is obviously not true, but you need to make sure every impression that a potential parent has is a positive one.

They wonder whether you will look after their kids health

If parents of young children notice dirty areas of your childcare facility, they are going to wonder whether you are actually looking after their children. They’ll wonder whether or not you truly care about their children’s health. If they notice dirty common areas, they may wonder whether the kitchen is clean or whether the bathrooms are clean. They will be most concerned about what you are doing to prevent the spread of illness.  You don’t want potential clients of your facility ever having these thoughts.

People may wonder where else you are cutting corners

An unclean childcare or kindergarten facility may suggest your cleaning company is cutting corners. But, the thing is, parents of potential students won’t differentiate between your facility and your cleaning company. Furthermore, if they see that your cleaner is cutting corners, they are going to wonder where else you are cutting corners. Do you cut corners in educating or looking after their child? (Of course we know you don’t, but do you really want to leave any doubt in their minds?)

We hope you can see from the points mentioned above why attention to detail is vital.

You need to pay attention to how thorough your cleaning company is, as nothing beats a first impression.

Parents of future students will notice and if they see any deficiencies in your cleaning process and your facility will suffer. Get in touch with us today to ensure you don’t face the risk of losing enrolments.  We will help you make a positive and lasting first impression on parents. We offer exceptional cleaning services over Melbourne that can be specifically tailored to your early learning/ childcare centre’s needs.

How Secure Is Your Childcare Centre?

You open up your childcare centre of kindergarten every day. You have cash, valuables and other sensitive materials lying around, detailing private information about all the families that use your centre. Obviously, everyone wants to know that your centre is secure.

But your families also want to make sure that the centre is clean and that their little ones will be safe from germs and harsh chemicals. So you need to make sure that you engage a cleaning company that utilises strict security protocols to protect your facility whilst also having the safest and most effective eco-friendly cleaning products — the good news is that you can have the best of both worlds.

If you want to check whether your cleaning company is up to scratch here are a number of things that you might need to consider. Find the time to ask your current cleaning company how they facilitate each of the following.

Background Checks

If the cleaning company that you currently use is not implementing background checks then you really want a new cleaning company. If the cleaning company you use has employees that may not pass a Background check, it’s time to get a new cleaning company. It’s not the highest paid profession, but if someone is prepared to submit to a background check, there is a greater probability that they will respect your security protocols and your property.

Protocol Training

What training process does your current cleaning company have for on-boarding new staff? How much training do they give new staff about the security of your facility? Check how well they follow your facility guidelines.

Cleaner Identification

The cleaning industry can be one where you have a high turnover of staff. For this reason it is important that your cleaning company has a protocol for managing cleaner identification — at the very least you should be introduced to cleaners or have a photo sent to you and should only work onsite when they are wearing their uniform and in possession of identification badges.

Handling of Facility Access

As mentioned above, the cleaning industry is one with high turnover. For this reason, you should have a clear understanding of how your cleaning company manages access to your premises. Are you absolutely confident that the cleaning company is ensuring all keys are returned when someone leaves? Do they let you know when a staff member leaves so you can change security passcodes if required?

After the safety of the children in your care, the safety and security of your premises is vital. Every day you have cleaning contractors entering your premises and you want to make sure that the company you contract has a proven protocol for managing the security issues identified above. If you are not confident that they do, and you would like a second opinion, please get in touch today.  GT Cleaning offers commercial childcare cleaning services across Melbourne and outer suburbs.