In Orange NSW and Bathurst NSW, here are some tips to keep a classroom clean between professional cleanings:

  1. Encourage Student Involvement: Make cleaning a collaborative effort by involving students in maintaining cleanliness. Assign small tasks to groups of students, such as wiping down desks, taking out the trash, or organising supplies. This not only keeps the classroom tidy but also teaches students responsibility and good cleaning habits. Make it fun by playing music or turning it into a game.
  2. Monitor Student Health: Pay attention to students who exhibit symptoms of illness, such as coughing, sneezing, or flu-like symptoms. Encourage them to stay home or visit the nurse if necessary. Teachers should also stay home when sick to prevent the spread of germs among students.
  3. Minimise Germ Attracting Objects: Consider removing furniture like sofas and bean bag chairs from the classroom, as they can attract germs and dust. Carpets can also harbour dirt and germs, so keeping the floor clean and opting for easy-to-clean flooring options like vinyl can help reduce allergens and make cleaning easier for custodians.
  4. Teach Good Hygiene Practices: Educate students about the importance of good hygiene habits to maintain their own cleanliness and prevent the spread of germs. Emphasise the significance of handwashing, especially after using the restroom, before meals, and after coughing or sneezing. Encourage them to use tissues or their elbows when coughing or sneezing to minimise the spread of germs.
  5. Provide Cleaning Supplies: Keep cleaning supplies readily available in the classroom, such as disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and tissues. Encourage students to use them as needed and demonstrate proper usage.

By implementing these strategies, you can create a clean and healthy learning environment in your classroom in between professional cleanings. Regular maintenance and student involvement can contribute to a cleaner and more pleasant space for everyone.

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McArdles Cleaning & Restoration Technicians are the “face” of our business and more than likely the people you will have the most contact with. All of our technicians are highly trained – not only in the professional services they provide, but also in customer service. We see staff technical training as being a very important aspect of our service and hold frequent training sessions where all of our staff have the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge.