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The Nest Academy
2609 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
(703) 549-1549

Current Inspector: Leslie Perez (703) 537-6013

Inspection Date: Dec. 4, 2023

Complaint Related: Yes

Areas Reviewed:
8VAC20-780 Administration.
8VAC20-780 Staff Qualifications and Training.
8VAC20-780 Physical Plant.
8VAC20-780 Staffing and Supervision.

A complaint investigation concerning supervision was initiated on 12/04/2023, from a report received by the Fairfax County Licensing office on 11/28/2023. The investigation was conducted on 12/04/2023, in the morning between 10:57 am and 12:00 pm, and completed on 12/06/2023. The inspection included the review of attendance records, staff records, and interviews with the administration and staff. The preponderance of evidence does support the allegation and the complaint has been deemed valid.

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Standard #: 8VAC20-780-350-B-1
Complaint related: No
Description: Based on record review and staff interviews, the center failed to ensure that the staff-to-child ratios are required whenever children are in care.

1. On Monday, November 27, 2023, at approximately 4:45 pm, there were 11 infants (ages ranging from 4 months to 1 year old) and two staff in the Infant 2 classroom.

2. During interviews, Staff #1 stated that they left the Infant 2 classroom for approximately two minutes and went to the Infant 1 classroom to get infant bottles and clean up a water spill on the Infant 1 classroom floor.

2. Staff #1 and Witness #1 confirmed that the Infant 2 classroom had 11 infants and 2 staff during the two minutes when Staff #1 was absent from the classroom, exceeding the 1:4 ratio.

3. Staff #1 confirmed that on Monday, November 27, 2023, at approximately 4:45 pm, they left the Infant classroom out of ratio for approximately two minutes.

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


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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