|PHYSICAL FACILITY, EQUIPMENT AND FURNISHINGS: 11170 - CCLR s.16(3)(b) - A licensee must ensure that the entire outdoor play area is (b) constructed in a manner, and using materials, that are suitable for the age and development of the children intended to use it.|
Observation: A gate at the bottom of the stair on the outdoor play area is not in operation allowing children access to stairs when in the area. This posses a risk to the children playing in the area. A bungee strap was reported to have broken recently. LO reviewed with the staff and manager the requirement to ensure the stairs are made inaccessible.
The depth of the wood chips resilient surfacing is lacking in several area's which could pose a risk to children playing in the area.
The program will be closed for the summer and the manager relayed that these two items would be addressed before the program resumes operation in the fall.
Corrective Action(s): Ensure the outdoor play area is constructed in a manner and using material that are suitable for the age and development of the children using the area.
Date to be Corrected: August 30, 2019
STAFFING: 12140 - CCLR s.19(4)(a) - A licensee must not employ a person in a community care facility as (a) an educator or an assistant unless the person holds a certificate issued under Division 2 [Employee Qualifications], which must be verified by the licensee using a system established and maintained by the director of the early childhood educator registry,
Observation (CORRECTED DURING INSPECTION): Three staff files were reviewed and all three staff did not have confirmation of validation of their ECE certificates. LO discussed the process with the staff who immediately verified the certificates during the inspection.
Corrective Action(s): Ensure all staff files are complete including verification through the ECE Registry of BC.
Date to be Corrected: