Preventing infection in childcare settings

The spread of illness among children in childcare settings is a common problem.
Childcare centres will never be germ-free, but hygiene protocols exists that will help keep germs to a minimum and prevent staff and children from getting sick.

To prevent the spread of germs and disease, children should be taught to wash their hands frequently.

Plastic toys used in daycare and childcare centres should be washed and sanitized at least once a day, as sharing toys is one of the most common ways of spreading germs.

Exposure to chemical products is extremely dangerous for young children, so scrutinize all labels carefully to avoid exposing them to harmful compounds.