Cleaning – Schedule Weekly, Monthly, Yearly

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Cleaning – Schedule Weekly, Monthly, Yearly

Task How Often – Wash/Clean
Daily at the end of the day
– plus when visibly dirty
Weekly
– plus when visibly dirty
Monthly
plus when visibly dirty
6 Monthly
plus when visibly dirty
Yearly
plus when visibly dirty
Kitchen/Food Areas
*see sample food service cleaning schedule for more detail
Food preparation areas
Food storage areas
Fridge and freezer
• dust top
Fridge and freezer
• clean inside shelves
Oven
• wipe out
Range hood/ extraction fan
Defrost fridge/freezer (if required)
Clean inside shelves of fridge
(if required)
Tablecloths and placemats
(After each use for plastic, daily for material)
Eating utensils and dishes/food preparation appliances
Garbage bins
Bathrooms and Nappy Change Areas
Bathrooms
• toilets and around toilets including cisterns, back of toilets
• sinks and taps
• bench tops
• floors
• walls
Change tables
• after each change
Potties
• after each use
Sleeping Areas
Cots, beds and stretchers
• Wash before another child uses them
• wash at end of week if same child uses all week (or return home on child’s last day of the week)
Cushion covers, including those on large floor cushions
Linen and mattress covers
• Wash before another child uses them
• wash at end of week if same child uses all week (or return home on child’s last day of the week)
Outside
Outside drinking fountain
Surfaces
Surfaces children often touch eg. bench tops, taps, tables, highchairs, chairs, walls
• clean mixed use tables after each use and before serving food
Educator and staff desks
• Clean and neat
Low shelves
Surfaces children don’t often touch
Door and cabinet handles
Equipment including outdoor play equipment
Walls, Floors and Windows
Windows/sliding doors that children can reach
Windows inaccessible to children
Floors, carpets and mats
• sweep or vacuum, then damp mop
• Carpets and mats vacuumed
Carpets and mats
• vacuum daily
• spot clean if dirty in small area
Carpets and mats
• steam clean
Curtains
• spot clean if dirty in small area
Skirting boards
Walls in children’s rooms (areas children can’t reach)
• remove all marks
Other
Toys and objects put in the mouth
• immediately remove toys sneezed on, mouthed, soiled or used by a child who’s unwell
Dress up clothes
• immediately remove clothes soiled or used by a child who’s unwell
Children’s lockers/pigeon holes
Lights/vent/ceiling fans/exhaust fans/humidifiers/dehumidifiers
Cleaning equipment storage areas
Children’s chairs
• remove all marks
Art and craft trolleys
Storerooms

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