Children's health and safety: Infection control

Children's health and safety: Infection control

In this course, you will learn about the key regulations, guidelines, and policies which educators must be aware of and follow to stop illness and infection from spreading in the service.

Child Care College
Updated Aug 01, 2019

Course Overview

This course is designed to provide students with a better understanding of why regular cleaning is such an important part of an educator's job. It outlines the key regulations, guidelines and policies they need to be aware of and follow in order to help stop illness and infection from spreading in the service.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for new and trainee educators, as well as students who would like to become early childhood educators and want a better understanding of what the role entails.

The course is also suitable for educators seeking professional development, or for early childhood services wanting to provide holistic professional development for staff members.

Learning Objectives

  • The regulations, policies and guidelines for cleaning
  • Why regular cleaning is so important
  • Why educators and children should regularly wash their hands
  • Why sick children and staff need to be excluded from the service
  • Why each child and staff member’s immunisation status needs to be monitored

Business Outcomes

Many students want to work as Educators because they love interacting with young children. Many of them don't have an understanding of the broad tasks they will be expected to perform as an Educator, including setting up and cleaning the environment each day. By gaining a more holistic view of an Educator's role, students will be better prepared for the realities of the workplace. The course will also allow services to provide consistent professional development that all staff members can complete individually and at their own pace.