Prevention of Infection

Aim   of Procedures

To ensure   that measures are in place to prevent the spread infection in the nursery   environment.

Audience   for Procedures

Nursery staff:   students, helpers

Curricular   area

Health and   well-being

Review   Date

 May 2016


1 All staff   must be aware of and accept responsibility for preventing the spread of   infection through handwashing, covering cuts and following the correct procedures   for the storage and preparation of food.
2 Children   will be trained to wash their hands after flushing the toilet and before   eating.  They will also be encouraged   to blow their noses and to put the tissue in the bin before washing their   hands.
3 Staff will   check the toilets at intervals during the day and sign the record sheet.
4 Staff will   follow procedures for changing children and dealing with incidents involving   body fluids.
5 The fridge   and the kitchen surfaces will be checked and cleaned daily and the cleaning   record will be signed by the responsible member of staff.
6 Each week   all furniture and equipment will be moved from the vinyl area to allow the   floor to be thoroughly cleaned.
7 At the end   of each term construction equipment will be sterilised, clothing washed and   chairs, surfaces and trays cleaned.

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