Why Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products Are Necessary for Early Childhood Centres

Sickness is inevitable in early learning environments. In a typical year, a child is sick six to ten times. Keeping early childhood centers clean can reduce the spread.

Traditional cleaning products are effective in removing bacteria and germs but can be harmful to the environment and human health. Many early childhood managers and companies have switched to eco-friendly products. Early childhood environments are often populated by children with asthma and allergies, which are exacerbated by harsh cleaning products.

Green cleaners or environmentally friendly products are safer to use around children. Below, we discuss this benefit and some other eco-friendly products.

Child’s Health

We do our best at home and in school to keep our kids healthy, but germs can still spread. It is important to keep your children healthy because:

Children have a habit of putting their fingers and toys in their mouths. Normal developmental habits are not harmful but do spread germs.

Children play and learn together in close proximity.

They are more susceptible to illness than adults because their immune system is still developing.

Early childhood centers must be cleaned regularly and thoroughly. Cleaning products that are used in the past contain ammonia and bleaches. These aggressive agents can exacerbate certain health issues for children. This is especially true for respiratory problems like asthma and allergies. Cleaning chemicals can also cause or worsen skin irritations, rashes, and eczema in young children.

Eco-friendly products are made with natural cleaning agents that are less toxic to the skin and respiratory system. It will also reduce the risk of developing long-term illnesses or continuing diseases caused by aggressive cleaning agents. It will also have a positive impact on students’ motivation and focus, as they won’t be distracted by being ill. This will reduce the number of sick days, improve attendance, and keep students on track in their learning and development.

Cleaner air

Air quality is important in schools and other early learning centers. Eco-friendly cleaning products can reduce the amount of toxins, irritants, and other pollutants in the air. This makes it easier and safer for everyone to breathe. Teachers, parents, custodial workers, and students all benefit from using eco-friendly cleaning products. Natural cleaning products contain essential oils and citrus scents. This means that they smell better than harsh chemicals. Cleaning products with a traditional smell can give sensitive people headaches or nausea.

Protecting the environment

As more people pledge to do their part in preserving our fragile climate, the eco-consciousness movement grows. Most traditional cleaning products contain harmful chemicals such as ammonia and nitrogen.

These products can be used in the washing machine and dishwasher to wash toilets and sinks. These products are washed into drains and then sent to water treatment plants. Unfortunately, the water treatment process cannot remove all the toxins. Some of these toxins end up in rivers and oceans. It can have a negative impact on wildlife and ecosystems near and in the water.

Natural products don’t contain harmful toxins. By using them, you can prevent additional pollution of waterways and protect important habitats.

Massive quantities of mass-produced goods are manufactured overseas and then shipped to the country for sale. There are many eco-friendly and natural cleaning products made in Aotearoa, New Zealand. This means that you support local businesses while also reducing the carbon footprint.

Teach Sustainability

Children go to school in order to learn. One of the best methods to teach them is by setting an example. Everyone needs to do their part to learn about eco-friendly practices, especially with the current climate crisis. These practices can be incorporated into early childhood education and other educational environments to help children learn about this topic and the responsibility we all share in caring for our planet.

You can use ‘green’ products to clean, but you can also introduce composting and recycling and teach gardening.

We are committed to environmentally friendly cleaning

Crewcare is dedicated to safety, sustainability, and health. Our Environmental Policy guides us as we only use “green” cleaning products. Crewcare is a trusted cleaning company that can provide quality services to your school or early education center. We will not harm the environment or your students’ health.¬†

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