Abuse case: Sacked teacher was 'well-liked'

Abuse case: Sacked teacher was 'well-liked'
On the left, CCTV footage of the teacher allegedly grabbing the boy, 3, by his arm and dragging him to a corner.

SINGAPORE - Parents and peers have contributed money to pay for a lawyer to help the childcare teacher who allegedly abused a three-year-old boy.

That is, if one is needed.

And the Education Services Union will help facilitate this should she accept the help, its executive secretary Ang Hin Kee said.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Mr Ang said the union has been providing support to the teacher. "We will look for ways to work with her and how best to help in the situation," he said.

The three-year-old boy suffered a fracture after allegedly rough treatment by the 51-year-old, who was working part-time at a My First Skool branch in Toa Payoh.

The act was captured on closed-circuit television (CCTV) and she was sacked following her arrest. She is now out on bail.

Days after the news broke, parents with children at the childcare centre came forward to defend her and had only praise for her.

A 31-year-old mother, whose daughter was under this teacher several years ago, said: "When my oldest daughter joined the centre, she cried for two months straight. But she (the teacher) was very patient."

Woman abuses child at Toa Payoh childcare centre
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