Bottle Cleaning and Sterilisation Policy
To ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all children through effective hygiene practices which are promoted by recognised authorities.
Effective bottle cleaning and sterilisation practices are an important contribution to maintaining service hygiene and preventing the spread of infectious disease. Germs can live and reproduce in food and beverages if appropriate food preparation and hygiene practices are not implemented.
To ensure all bottles used at the service are clean and hygienic, educators will implement the Bottle Cleaning Procedure to clean milk and water bottles at the service.
Educators will also implement the Bottle Sterilisation Procedure for babies up to 12 months old.
Nominated Supervisor Responsibilities
The Nominated Supervisor will ensure the Bottle Cleaning Procedure and Bottle Sterilisation Procedure are displayed where bottles are cleaned and sterilised.
The Nominated Supervisor will ensure the Bottle Cleaning Procedure is displayed where bottles are cleaned.
Food, Nutrition and Beverage Policy
National Quality Standard
2.1.1 Health – Each child’s health and physical activity is supported and promoted
2.1.2 Health practices and procedures – Effective illness and injury management and hygiene practices are promoted and implemented.
2.2.1 Supervision – At all times, reasonable precautions and adequate supervision ensure children are protected from harm and hazard.
Education and Care Services National Regulations
77 Health, hygiene and safe food practices
78 Food and beverages
79 Service providing food and beverages
Early Years Learning Framework
Learning Outcome 3
Promote continuity of children’s personal health and hygiene by sharing ownership of routines and schedules with children, families and the community.
Food Standards Code
Safe Food Australia Guide to Food Safety Standards 3rd Edition
Sterilising bottles, teats and dummies Qld Health
Bottle feeding – nutrition and safety: BetterHealth Vic
Bottle Feeding -cleaning and sterilising equipment: Raising Children Network
Procedure – Bottle Cleaning
Procedure – Bottle Sterilisation
The policy will be reviewed annually by the Approved Provider, Supervisors, Employees, Families and any committee members.