Brushing Up On Cleaning Skills: Childcare Centre training

World Toilet Organization conducted cleaning training workshops for childcare centre attendants in Singapore in February as part of its World Toilet College program.

Proper hygiene and sanitation in childcare settings is crucial to ensure the health, wellbeing and happiness of toddlers and young children, and to prevent the spread of illnesses and disease outbreaks.

Childcare centre attendants cleaning training workshop

Childcare centre attendants cleaning training workshop

The training workshop, entitled ‘Perform Cleaning & Disinfection in a Childcare Setting’, was targeted at caretakers and childcare centre attendants, with more than 330 attendees from across Singapore participating, and training conducted in English, Chinese and Malay.

The workshop is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills on cleaning and disinfection methods appropriate to childcare settings. The curriculum on the day included:

  • * The importance of clean environment in childcare setting,
  • * Safe and hygienic practices,
  • * The difference between cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting,
  • * Preparing disinfectant solutions,
  • * Applying hygienic cleaning methods to maintain childcare environment in clean and sanitised conditions,
  • * Maintaining tools and equipment in clean and sanitised condition.


Trainers demonstrated cleaning and disinfection procedures for: body fluids, general surfaces including floors and often touched surfaces, kitchen, toilets, diaper changing areas, toys, floor rugs, mattresses, handling & disposing waste, and during outbreaks.

Demonstrating cleaning techniques

There were a lot of questions for the trainers from the participants who were all very engaged with the content, and showed a huge interest in learning and improving their cleaning. Participants all received a certificate of attendance at the end of the session.

The feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive – 98.5 percent of participants found the training workshop to be useful for their job.


About World Toilet College

World Toilet Organization (WTO) first launched World Toilet College in 2005 to ensure best practices and standards in toilet design, cleanliness, and sanitation technologies are adopted and disseminated through training and capacity-building courses, in both urban and rural contexts. WTO has previously conducted WTC training programmes and courses in China (Hainan), Indonesia (Solo, Banda Aceh and Meulaboh), India (Tamil Nadu), and Singapore.

World Toilet College Restroom Specialist Training

World Toilet College Restroom Specialist Training


WTO recently launched World Toilet College India in Rishikesh, in partnership with the Global Interfaith Wash Alliance (GIWA) and Reckitt Benckiser (RB), to cater to the capacity-building needs of people working at different levels in the sanitation value chain, and support the Indian Government’s Swachh Bharat (Clean India) mission.

Interested in working with World Toilet Organization to conduct training in the area of cleaning, Restroom cleaning and maintenance, eco-sanitation, toilet design, or sanitation social enterprises (SaniShop model)? Please get in touch at


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