Parents say childcare centre's rule is unfair

Parents say childcare centre's rule is unfair

SINGAPORE - All the abused boy and his parents want is for him to go back to school.

But the school insists that he go through a development assessment which will ensure that he can cope with being in group care.

The boy's parents feel that this is an unfair requirement.

The boy was allegedly abused by his childcare teacher, who fractured the three-year old’s leg on July 5.

The closed-circuit television footage showing her dragging and dropping him went viral, after which the teacher was sacked. The boy has since recovered physically.

But NTUC First Campus, which runs My First Skool, said on Wednesday that before he can return to school, he has to go through the assessment at KK Women’s and Children’s hospital (KKH).

The boy’s mother, who has exhausted her annual leave to take care of her child, said: “We are really frustrated that we have to face this now.

“After waiting for more than three months just to get our son back to school, now they are telling us to go to KKH and get an assessment report to see if he is eligible for group care.”

The boy’s parents are now waiting for a confirmation letter from NTUC First Campus on their policy.

The boy’s father said: “I am very worried about my son’s future. He is still very traumatised by the incident.”

The couple are considering enrolling their child in a different childcare centre, but most centres are already fully booked.

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