Trustworthy and reliable school cleaning so that you can focus on running your school. Spotless has been working with educational establishments for many years and we understand that managing cleaning in-house is extremely difficult alongside managing a school.
How does Spotless Cleaning help you to achieve excellence?
We are an independent business that prides itself on working with local businesses and offering an honest and reliable service. We understand how important it is to have a clean and sanitised educational setting where children are safe to learn. We work with many local schools and have a lot of hands-on experience in building contracts that work for you and your budget so please get in touch if you’d like to explore this with us.
Disclosure and Barring Service Checks (DBS Checks) for All Staff
All of our school cleaning staff hold a valid DBS check or enhanced DBS check if required. Our cleaning team are recruited locally and we always get references from previous employers.
Excellent Staff Training to BICSc standard
All Spotless cleaners are trained using our internal training regime. This consists of online and face-to-face training. Our Cleaning Managers are trained via the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) which is the largest independent, professional and educational cleaning body within the cleaning industry.
Our bespoke online training which is completed at the start of employment with us as well as an annual refresher course, includes modules such as health and safety, manual handling, electrical safety and vacuum maintenance, slips and trips, COSHH and PPE, chemical use and colour coding. Face-to-face, on-site training by our Staff Managers will also take place to ensure our team are cleaning to the correct standards.
Your Local Cleaning Team
We are not an agency, we recruit and employ all of our cleaning staff ourselves. This allows us to select the right candidates for the role and to keep travel to a minimum. By recruiting locally, we are being conscious of our environmental impact and offering more gainful employment to local people who live close to your school.
As well as schools, we work with a range of clients from a diverse background. Because of this we have learned to be completely flexible in how we work. Some of our clients require twice daily cleaning, others just once a week. And for a variety of reasons a lot of our clients need out of hours cleaning. Because of this we have adopted a totally flexible approach to how we work. We always advise simply calling us and talking us through what you need. We can then tailor our services to your specific requirements.
Out-of-Hours and School Holiday Deep Cleaning
The majority of our school contracts require an out-of-hours cleaning service. This usually commences after the school day has finished or early in the morning before the day begins.
We work with you to build a cleaning schedule that suits your needs and your budget. We can clean 52 weeks per year, term-time only or term-time with deep cleaning during the holidays. Whatever your preference, we can build a regime that fits which can also include commercial carpet cleaning and hard floor cleaning if needed.
This is completely flexible and we work out a schedule that suits your needs and school budget when we set up your contract.
TUPE – Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)
A TUPE transfer will happen when a service is transferred to another provider. TUPE will be handled with the support of Peninsula, a global leader in HR, to ensure a compliant and smooth transition of the incumbent supplier’s employees. Spotless Cleaning is experienced in TUPE transfer in educational settings and can support you and your incumbent supplier to ensure the welfare of the employees. We have also transferred a number of Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) to ensure continuity for the affected employees.
Monthly Site Audits
Our Cleaning Managers will conduct monthly audits of your school to ensure standards are being adhered to and that record keeping is up to date. You and our cleaning team member will receive copies of the audits and an action plan will be in place to improve any areas that are not meeting the necessary standards.
Strep A update:
Recently, there has been an increase in cases of Strep A and while most cases of Strep A are mild, some can be more serious. We want to help fight Strep A by preventing the spread at schools and nurseries, as these are often breeding grounds for such germs and bacteria. If not cleaned correctly, viruses and bacteria can spread at a rapid rate and in turn, cases will increase. This is why we have changed our cleaning products to a Virucidal disinfectant that envelops Strep A and kills 99.9% of bacteria, ensuring children are kept safe and infection free.
Why is cleaning important in schools?
Cleaning helps maintain a healthy and safe environment for students and staff, reduces the spread of germs and illnesses, improves indoor air quality, prevents the buildup of allergens and dust, promotes a positive learning atmosphere, and ensures the overall well-being of the school community.
What are some key differences between cleaning in schools and cleaning in other environments?
Cleaning in schools can differ from cleaning in other environments due to the unique needs and considerations of educational settings. Schools have different areas that require attention, such as classrooms, libraries, dining halls, sports halls, toilets, and common areas. The cleaning tasks may involve sanitising surfaces, disinfecting high-touch areas, managing waste disposal, and maintaining cleanliness in educational materials and equipment.
What areas in schools require special attention during cleaning?
Several areas in schools require special attention during cleaning. These include classrooms, desks, chairs, door handles, light switches, computer keyboards, dining hall tables, toilets, gym equipment, library books, and shared learning resources. These areas often have high student traffic and require regular cleaning and disinfection to maintain hygiene.
How often should cleaning be performed in schools?
The frequency of cleaning in schools depends on several factors, such as the size of the school, the number of students, and the specific needs of the educational programs. Generally, daily cleaning of high-traffic areas and commonly used surfaces is recommended. Additionally, targeted cleaning and disinfection protocols may be necessary during times of increased illness outbreaks or pandemics.