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Kirk's Blessings, LLC
117 Hockman Pike
Bluefield, VA 24605
(276) 322-1177

Current Inspector: Angela Farmer (276) 608-2283

Inspection Date: April 18, 2016

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)

Arrived 9:30am Departed 11:50am An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted today as a follow-up to the provisional licensed issued in February 2016. All violations from that inspection were reviewed. Repeat violations were noted. Five infants and toddlers were present with two staff. Seven toddlers and twos were present with two staff. Twenty-nine preschoolers were present with four staff members. The children were reading, playing outdoors, eating lunch and resting. Three children's files, and nine staff files, were reviewed. Thank you for your cooperation. Please contact me if I may be of service.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based on the review of nine staff files, the facility did not obtain TB test results for all employees. Evidence: 1. There are no TB test results on file for Staff #1, 2 and 4. All have been employed longer than 21 days.

Plan of Correction: All risk assessments have been completed and copies emailed to licensing representative

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based on the review of nine staff files, the facility did not obtain references for each employee. Evidence: 1. There are no references on file for staff #7. (hire date 10/15/15)

Plan of Correction: References will be called and at least 2 obtained.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-280-B
Description: During the inspection, the facility did not lock all cleaning products. Evidence: 1. The door for the laundry closet next to the office was not locked upon arrival of the inspector. it was locked by the owner, then left unlocked again by a staff member. 2. The closet contains gallon jugs of liquid cleaners and laundry detergent, spray bottles of window cleaner and disinfectant and bottles of cleaning products. 3. In the toddler/twos' room there was a bottle of spray disinfectant on top of the orange cabinet., which is approximately four feet high. This area is not locked. 4. On the front porch there is an open-top spreader for rock salt. The spreader contains rock salt and is accessible to children in care. There is also an unopened 50 pound bag of Safe-T-Salt rock salt. The label warning states: "Keep Out of Reach of Children".

Plan of Correction: 1. Staff member retrained on locking procedure. Modification made to slide lock to assist staff who were unable to reach lock. 4/18/16 2. Office staff will double check lock after employees use time clock.4/18/16 3. Toddler/twos' staff have been required to take a CE class on safety. Office staff will double check classroom randomly throughout the day. Discipline will follow any breeches in policy. 4. Rock salt has been moved to locked storage building. 4/18/16

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-330-B
Description: Based on a tour of the playground, the facility did not maintain the required depth of the resilient surface material. Evidence: 1. On the playground, there is inadequate resilient surface material (3-4 inches) under climbing equipment.

Plan of Correction: Resilient surface material will be checked daily and raked to fix deficiencies.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-E
Description: Based on the review on first aid supplies, the facility did not maintain a working battery-operated radio. Evidence: 1. There are no batteries for the radio.

Plan of Correction: Batteries will be purchased.

Standard #: 22VAC40-191-60-C-1
Description: Based on the review of nine staff files, the facility did not obtain background checks on all employees. Evidence: 1. There is no criminal record check on file for staff #7. (hire date 10/15/15)

Plan of Correction: New forms will be resubmitted. The staff member will not work until we have received cleared background check.


A compliance history is in no way a rating for a facility.

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