Toddler hurt at childcare centre

Toddler hurt at childcare centre
Bruises found on two-year-old Jaime Tang’s face and body.

SINGAPORE - When the Tangs picked up their twins from the childcare centre in Ang Mo Kio on Monday, they were horrified to see the condition their daughter was in.

Two-year-old Jaime looked like she had been through a bout in the boxing ring. She had bruises on her face, nose and back.

"Her lips were also cut and swollen," her father, Mr Eric Tang, a 39-year-old engineer, told The New Paper.

"When we arrived at around 5.30pm, a supervisor approached us immediately to apologise. She told us our little girl was injured. We didn't know how badly until we saw her," he said.

Mr Tang claimed that the supervisor told him a boy "around Jaime's age" had beaten her up during nap time, but no reasons were offered.

The beating had gone unnoticed by the caregivers.

"Then an hour after we picked their kids up, the principal of the centre called and told my wife that Jaime fell between two mattresses during nap time. This was how she got hurt," he said.

Mr Tang's claims could not be verified, as attempts by TNP to contact the childcare centre for comment were unsuccessful.

He also claimed that when they took Jaime to a private clinic to assess her injuries, the GP said her bruises were "not consistent with those from a fall".

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