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Amberley Child Care
1547 & 1543 Amberley Forest Road
Virginia beach, VA 23453
(757) 416-3526

Current Inspector: Emily Walsh (757) 404-2575

Inspection Date: April 22, 2021 and April 27, 2021

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
22VAC40-185 ADMINISTRATION.
22VAC40-185 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING.
22VAC40-185 PHYSICAL PLANT.
22VAC40-185 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION.
22VAC40-185 PROGRAMS.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES.
22VAC40-185 SPECIAL SERVICES.
22VAC40-80 THE LICENSE.
22VAC40-191 Background Checks (22VAC40-191)
63.2(17) License & Registration Procedures

Comments:
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.
A renewal inspection was initiated on 4/22/2021 and concluded on 4/27/2021. The director was contacted by email to initiate the inspection. There were 47 children present and 10 staff. The inspector emailed the director/provider a list of items required to complete the inspection. The Inspector reviewed 3 children?s records and 6 staff records submitted by the facility to ensure documentation was complete.

Information gathered during the inspection determined non-compliance(s) 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.

Violations:
Standard #: 22VAC40-185-160-A
Description: Based upon review of six staff records and staff interview, the facility has not ensured that each staff member has submitted documentation of a negative tuberculosis screening that has been completed within 12 month prior to employ.
Evidence:
1. The record provided for staff 6 indicates a date of hire of 4/14/2021. The tuberculosis screening in the record was obtained on 10/16/2019 which is not within 12 months prior to hire.
2. Staff 7 confirmed that the 10/16/2019 tuberculosis screening is the only screening results in the record.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following:
Tuberculosis screenings will be obtained within 12 months prior to hire or 21 days after hire for new employees. (As a subsidy provider provider, we will ensure that tuberculosis screenings are obtained within 30 days prior to hire.)

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-70-A
Description: Based upon review of six staff records and staff interview, the facility has not ensured that each staff record includes documentation that two or more references as to character and reputation as well as competency were checked before employment.
Evidence:
1. The record provided for staff 1 contained documentation of only one reference check.
2. Staff 7 verified that only one reference check was documented in the record of staff 1.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following:
A second reference check will be obtained for staff 1. In the future, at least two references will be checked and documented as required prior to employment of staff.

Standard #: 22VAC40-185-260-A
Description: Based upon review of documentation and staff interview, the facility has not ensured that there has been an annual fire inspection by the appropriate fire official.
Evidence:
1. The most recent fire department inspection available was from 2019.
2. Staff 7 verified that the fire inspector had not been out since the 2019 inspection.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following:
The fire department was contacted during the inspection and an inspection date has been set. In the future, the facility will contact the fire department annually to conduct the required inspection.

Standard #: 63.2(17)-1720.1-B-4
Description: Based upon review of six staff records and staff interview, the facility has failed to obtain results of a criminal history record, a sex offender registry check and a search of the child abuse and neglect registry from any state in which an applicant for employ has lived within the past years.
Evidence:
1. The sworn disclosure statement for staff 3 indicated that staff 3 lived in the state of Florida within the past five years. The facility did not obtain the results of a criminal history check, sex offender registry check and a child abuse and neglect registry check from the state of Florida.
2. Staff 7 verified that the required background checks were not obtained from the state of Florida for staff 3
3. The sworn disclosure statement for staff indicated that staff 6 lived in the state of California within the past five years. The facility did not obtain the results of a criminal history check, sex offender registry check and a child abuse and neglect registry check from the state of California.
4. Staff 7 verified that the required background checks were not obtained from the state of California for staff 6.

Plan of Correction: The facility responded with the following:
The required background checks for staff 2 and staff 6 will be obtained immediately. In the future, results of the required background checks from any staff in which an applicant has lived in the past five years will be obtained PRIOR TO hire.

Disclaimer:

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.

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