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Belle Meade Montessori Primary School
36 Belle Meade Lane
Sperryville, VA 22740
(540) 987-9748

Current Inspector: Sharon Allen (540) 272-2941

Inspection Date: May 31, 2022

Complaint Related: No

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 ADMINISTRATION
8VAC20-780 STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
8VAC20-780 PHYSICAL PLANT
8VAC20-780 STAFFING AND SUPERVISION
8VAC20-780 PROGRAMS
8VAC20-780 SPECIAL CARE PROVISIONS AND EMERGENCIES
8VAC20-780 SPECIAL SERVICES
8VAC20-820 THE LICENSE
8VAC20-770 BACKGROUND CHECKS (8VAC20-770)
22.1 BACKGROUND CHECKS CODE; CARBON MONOXIDE

Comments:
A monitoring inspection was initiated and concluded on 05/31/2022. There were 9 children present, ranging in ages from 3 years to 5 years, with 1 staff supervising. The inspector reviewed compliance in the areas of administration, physical plant, staffing and supervision, programming, medication, special care and emergencies and nutrition. A total of 3 child records and 2 staff records were reviewed.

The information gathered during the inspection determined no violations with applicable standards or law. No violations were issued.

Violations:
Standard #: 8VAC20-780-270-A
Description: Based on observation of the playground area it was determined that not all areas were maintained in clean, safe, and operable condition. Evidence: 1.) The playground structure is missing a side panel on the platform of the structure, posing a fall risk. 2.) The grass portion of the playground area had not been recently mowed, the length of the grass was over shin length. This poses a risk of potential ticks, snakes, or mosquitos to be present.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation it was determined that not all hazardous substances were kept locked. Evidence: Laundry soap and a cleaning agent were observed in an unlocked closet, accessible to children.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-G
Description: Based on observation it was determined that not all hazardous substances were clearly labeled indicating their contents. Evidence: A large bottle, not labeled, filled with liquid was observed by the LI (licensing inspector). Upon further interviews it was determined that the contents of the bottle contained a cleaning agent.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-330-B
Description: Based on observation of the playground structure it was determined that the facility failed to maintain the required amount of resilient surfacing in the fall zone areas of playground equipment. Evidence: The amount of mulch on the playground was sporadic with dirt exposed beneath the swings, slides, and climbing component of the playground structure.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-340-C
Description: Based on observation and interview it was determined that a second staff person was not immediately available to assist the program leader when one or more children were present. Evidence: The program leader was observed caring for 9 children in the lower school classroom. The assistant to the program leader was absent during the inspection. The administrator was located in the upper school in a different area of the campus. Based on interviews it was determined that when staff need assistance they are to call or email the administrator or call or email the staff in the upstairs portion of the lower school.

Plan of Correction: Not available online. Contact Inspector for more information.

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.

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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