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Peppertree Montessori at Lake Montclair
5167 Waterway Drive
Dumfries, VA 22025
(703) 763-0003

Current Inspector: Cathy Aylor (540) 222-6352

Inspection Date: July 18, 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.

8VAC20-770 Background Checks (8VAC20-770)

20 Access to minor?s records

22.1 Background Checks Code, Carbon Monoxide

32.1 Report by person other than physician

63.2 Child Abuse & Neglect

Technical Assistance:
Consultation provided on the need to set off the fire alarm for your monthly escape drills.
Consultation provided on attendance.

An unannounced renewal inspection was conducted with the owner, director and administrative staff. Two children were present at the beginning of the inspection with 2 staff, three additional children arrived during the inspection along with two additional staff.

The preschoolers were preparing for a field trip to a farm park to see the farm animals and
for a carousel ride.

Six staff and three children's files were reviewed today as well as a sample size of 8 injury/accident reports. There were no medication on site for any of the children.

The areas of non compliance are outlined on the violation notice.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-60-A-8
Description: Based on interview, it was determined that there was no written care plan by a physician for the child A who has a diagnosed food allergy to cows milk, eggs and nuts.

Plan of Correction: We will contact the parent to obtain an allergy plan from their physician.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-70
Description: Based on a review of six staff files and an interview with Administration, it was determined that there were no references on file for staff A who was hired on 6/21/22 and staff B who was hired on 3/3/22.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure the references are in their files.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-240-C
Description: Based on a review of six staff files and an interview with Administrative staff, it was determined that one staff did not have documentation of orientation training within 7 days of employment or prior to being left alone with children.
Staff A was hired on 6/21/22 and there was no documentation of orientation training.

Plan of Correction: We will make sure documentation of orientation training is place in the file.

Standard #: 8VAC20-780-280-B
Description: Based on observation, it was determined that hazardous substances were not kept locked.
The Licensing Inspector observed a spray bottle with a sanitizing agent unlocked in the preschool bathroom; air freshener spray unlocked in the 17-24 month old bathroom; adhesive remover, Lysol spray, a green sanitizing agent in a spray bottle and rubbing alcohol were all in the kitchen, the kitchen's door was ajar.

Plan of Correction: All locked during the inspection and we will make sure all hazardous substances are kept locked.


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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