Spice Tree School - Belford NJ Regular Child Care Center

180 CHURCH STREET , BELFORD NJ 07718
(732) 787-0808
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About the Provider

Description: Spice Tree School in Belford, NJ is a provider of your childcare and educational needs. Our educational programs are designed to provide opportunities for social, physical, intellectual, cognitive, and emotional growth. Our students participate daily in a variety of age-appropriate activities involving math, art and crafts, dramatic play, music, cooking, and simple science based on your child abilities. Our goal is for each child to learn self-reliance, self-esteem, independence, as well as respect for others in a secure and nurturing environment.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 13SPI0002
  • Capacity: 60
  • Age Range: 0 - 13 years
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Current License Expiration Date: Sep 04, 2024
  • District Office: New Jersey Dept of Children and Families - Office of Licensing
  • District Office Phone: 1-877-667-9845 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

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Date Cited Date Abated Regulation Number
2022-11-14 2022-12-01 3A:52-4.3(a)
The children shall be supervised directly by a staff member at all times, including during outdoor activities, rest and sleep, and walking through hallways. Toileting procedures shall be supervised by a staff member as appropriate for the ages and developmental needs of the children.

Violation Observed: Based on complaint # 21436, ensure that adequate supervision is maintained at all times throughout the center. Staff were observed on their cell phones and not supervising children in their care.
2022-11-14 2022-12-01 3A:52-4.3(j)
Staff members who are under 18 years of age shall be directly supervised by and visible to a staff member who is 18 years of age or older.

Violation Observed: Based on complaint #21436, ensure that all staff under 18 years of age are directly supervised by a staff member who is 18 years of age or older.
2022-11-14 2022-12-01 3A:52-4.5(c)(1)
The director shall be scheduled to work at the center at least 50 percent of the center’s daily operating hours.

Violation Observed: Based on complaint # 21436, ensure that the director is at the center at least 50% of the center's daily operating hours.
2022-11-14 2022-12-01 3A:52-4.5(e)(2)(i)
For early childhood programs the head teacher shall be scheduled to work at the center for at least 75 percent of the center's daily operating hours or at least six hours a day, whichever is less.

Violation Observed: Based on complaint # 21436, ensure that the head teacher is present at the center for at least 75% of the center's daily operating hours or at least six hours a day, whichever is less.
2022-11-14 2022-12-01 3A:52-4.5(b)(2)(i)
The director shall have the authority and responsibility for the implementation of policies and procedures for the day-to-day operation of the center, including maintenance of staff attendance records indicating daily hours worked.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center maintains daily time sheets for staff that indicate the hours the staff worked at the center.
2022-11-14 2022-12-01 3A:52-4.5(b)(2)(ii)
The director shall have the authority and responsibility for the implementation of policies and procedures for the day-to-day operation of the center, including maintenance of children's daily attendance records, including the daily time of arrival and departure.

Violation Observed: Ensure that the center maintains daily time sheets for the children that indicate the children's arrival and departure times.
2022-11-14 2023-01-09 3A:52-4.10(a)(1)
The sponsor or sponsor representative, and each staff member shall complete a signed consent form provided by the Department that indicates the identifying information necessary to conduct a CARI background check, including the person’s name, address, date of birth, sex, race, and Social Security number. Pursuant to the Federal Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-579), the Department shall advise each such person that the disclosure of his or her Social Security number is voluntary, and that the Social Security number will only be used for the purpose of conducting a CARI background check.

Violation Observed: Ensure that CARI background checks are completed as required for all staff within two weeks of hire. Center needs to provide a CARI for 1 new staff member.
2022-08-26 2022-09-20 3A:52-4.3(a)
The children shall be supervised directly by a staff member at all times, including during outdoor activities, rest and sleep, and walking through hallways. Toileting procedures shall be supervised by a staff member as appropriate for the ages and developmental needs of the children.

Violation Observed: Ensure that adequate supervision is maintained at all times throughout the center. A child was left unattended while a staff member answered the door.
2022-07-12 2022-10-24 3A:52-5.3(b)(1)
Outdoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: the building, land, walkways, and outdoor play area shall be free from hazards to the health, safety or well-being of the children.

Violation Observed: Remove the overgrown vegetation from the outdoor play area.
2022-07-12 2022-09-20 3A:52-4.7(a)(1)
The center shall meet the following requirements for orientation training: the center shall ensure that all newly-hired staff receive orientation training within two weeks of hire and that no individual is left alone to supervise a child or group of children until orientation training is completed.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all staff who have not completed the required orientation training are directly supervised by another staff member. A staff member in the infant room was alone with children, without having CARI and CHRI clearances.
2022-07-12 2022-08-01 3A:52-5.3(r)
The center shall take any steps required by the Office of Licensing to correct conditions in the building or center that may endanger the health, safety, and well-being of the children served.

Violation Observed: Ensure life sustaining medication at the center is not expired.
2022-07-12 2022-08-01 3A:52-7.5(b)(10)
The center shall develop and follow a policy on the administration of medication and health care procedures to children, which shall include the following provisions: the center shall store prescribed epinephrine pens in their original boxes with the child’s name and prescription. A special care plan or other documentation from a health care provider shall accompany the epinephrine pen. If two epinephrine pens are required, both shall be available. Each center under the jurisdiction of N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.5 shall store back-up epinephrine pens on site consistent with the requirements stated at N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.5.e(1).

Violation Observed: Ensure that all Epi-pens are stored in their original boxes with the child's name and prescription, accompanied by a special care plan and that two are present when required.
2022-07-12 2022-08-26 3A:52-5.3(p)
Play equipment, materials, and furniture for indoor and outdoor use shall be of sturdy and safe construction, non-toxic, free of hazards, and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. The center may not use play equipment intended for outdoor use indoors.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all indoor and outdoor equipment is sturdy, safe, free of hazards and used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Ensure cribs do not have more than one mattress in them and ensure infants do not sleep on multiple mattresses.
2022-07-12 2022-08-01 3A:52-5.3(a)(2)
Indoor maintenance and sanitation requirements are as follows: floors, carpeting, walls, window coverings, ceilings, and other surfaces shall be kept clean and in good repair.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all surfaces are kept clean and in good repair. Ensure the kitchen refrigerator is maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
2022-07-12 2022-09-20 3A:52-5.3(d)(2)
Heating requirements are as follows: steam and hot water pipes and radiators shall be protected by screens, guards, insulation, or any other suitable, non-combustible protective device.

Violation Observed: Ensure that all radiator protective covers are maintained in good condition. Radiators are rusting and off their tracks throughout the center.

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Reviews

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Spice Tree Jul 23, 2014

My daughter went there many years ago, now looking to enroll my granddaughter. Hope there is an opening, we are moving back to the area and she is 4.

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