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Belle Meade Montessori Primary School
36 Belle Meade Lane
Sperryville, VA 22740
(540) 987-8970

Current Inspector: Sharon Allen (540) 272-2941

Inspection Date: June 8, 2020

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures
63.2 Facilities & Programs.

Technical Assistance:
Daily schedules for each classroom should be posted.
Linens consisting of both a bottom cover and a top cover should be used during rest periods

This inspection was conducted by licensing staff using an alternate remote protocol, necessary due to a state of emergency health pandemic declared by the Governor of Virginia.

An initial inspection was initiated on June 8, 2020 and concluded on June 8, 2020. The director was contacted by video conferencing and telephone to initiate the inspection. There were no children in care and not all standards could be reviewed. The inspector, director and staff did a walkthrough of the facility via video conferencing. The capacity was determined to be 20 children as designated by the building official; 10 children in the upstairs and 10 children in the downstairs care areas.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliances with applicable standards or law and violations were documented on the violation notice issued to the facility.

The Licensing Inspector has reviewed with the provider COVID-19 Essential Guidance for Child Care programs.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-A
Description: Based on observation and interview with staff, there was not a first aid kit on each floor of the building used by children. Evidence: There was no first aid kit located on the bottom level/downstairs of the building.

Plan of Correction: Put first aid kit downstairs

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-C
Description: Based on observation, the fist aid kit did to contain the minimum required supplies. Evidence: The upstairs first aid kit was missing tweezers, adhesive tape, antiseptic solution, thermometer, triangular bandages, single use gloves and the first aid instructional manual.

Plan of Correction: Equip first aid kit with necessary articles

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-540-E
Description: Based on observation and interview with staff, required emergency supplies were not present. Evidence: There was no battery operated flashlight or battery operated radio available during the inspection.

Plan of Correction: Obtain battery operated flashlight and battery op radio

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-C
Description: Based on observation and interview with staff, there were no emergency evacuation and shelter-in-place maps posted. Evidence: There were no emergency evacuation and shelter-in-place maps posted in the upstairs or downstairs care areas.

Plan of Correction: Post emergency evaculation and shelter in place upstairs and downstairs

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-550-F
Description: Based on observation and interview with staff, emergency numbers were not posted in a visible place by each telephone. Evidence: 911 or the local number for police, fire and emergency medical services and the number for the regional poison control center were not posted.

Plan of Correction: Post emergency numbers in visible place by each phone


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

The online compliance history includes only information after July 1, 2003. In addition, the online compliance history includes information regarding adverse actions that may be the subject of a pending appeal. An adverse action is not final until a provider has exhausted or waived all due process rights. For compliance history prior to July 1, 2003, or information regarding the status of pending adverse actions, please contact the Licensing Inspector listed in the facility's information. The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is not responsible for any errors in or omissions from the compliance history information.

Virginia Quality is a voluntary quality rating and improvement system for early care and education facilities serving children ages birth through pre-K. To find programs participating in Virginia Quality, click here.

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