An unscheduled routine inspection was conducted to assess compliance with the Community Care & Assisted Living Act (CCALA), the Child Care Licensing Regulation (CCLR) and the relevant Director of Licensing Standards of Practice (DOLSP). Evidence for this report was based on the Licensing Officer’s observations, review of the facility records and information provided by the facility staff at the time of inspection.
The following areas were reviewed:
· Physical Facility
· Polices & Procedures
· Care & Supervision
· Hygiene and Communicable Disease Control
· Nutrition and Food Services
· Records and Reporting
As part of the routine inspection a Facility Risk Assessment Tool is completed and a copy is provided. The Risk Assessment includes non-compliance identified during the routine inspection and a 3 year “historical” review of the facility’s compliance and operation.
Visit the CCFL website at http://www.fraserhealth.ca/childcare for:
· Additional resources and
· Links to the Legislation (CCALA & CCLR)
Active and Ongoing Supervision
Fraser Health Licensing is responding to a number of incidents that have involved children going missing or being unsupervised. These types of events can have serious consequences and requires all care providers to take steps to ensure they actively supervise children at all times. Active Supervision, policies and procedures, and design/arrangement of children’s environments, can prevent or reduce the likelihood of accidents and serious injuries.
Provided and reviewed a copy of Fraser Health Alert – Active Supervision handout
· Remember: In the event that a serious incident does occur you must report to Licensing within 24 hours. Contact the licensing officer assigned to your facility or phone Fraser Health central line at 604-587-3936 and ask to speak to the Duty Licensing Officer.
Provided and reviewed Bulletin: Incident Reporting in Child Care Facilities
All standards of practice for child care, including Active Play can be found here www.gov.bc.ca/childdaycare
Reviewed Handout - Lead in Drinking Water
Should you have any questions pertaining to this report please feel free to contact me
Community Care Facilities Licensing