Viral online post alleges that toddler eats own faeces, children fed rotten fruits at childcare centre

Viral online post alleges that toddler eats own faeces, children fed rotten fruits at childcare centre
PHOTO: Singapore Tong

Update: According to a statement from an Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) spokesperson, the childcare centre is currently being investigated by the agency.

The centre is believed to be Sam's Early Learning Centre at Jalan Mutiara.

It added that "under the Child Care Centres Act, all childcare centres are required to meet the stipulated regulatory requirements to protect the safety, wellbeing and welfare of children in centres".

SINGAPORE - Photos are circulating online of children allegedly being ill-treated at a childcare centre in River Valley.

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An anonymous netizen posted the photos on WeChat on Feb 14, according to a report by Stomp contributor, May.

The photos included that of a bare-bottomed child who had defecated and had faeces smeared all over his body in a cot.

A photo shows formula milk powder being thrown away allegedly because teachers forgot to feed them to the kids. Photo: Singapore Tong

The netizen wrote in Chinese that the child had even 'dug' out the faeces from his butt and eaten it.

Other photos showed the children lying on bare floor tiles for their nap without any mats or padding.

A netizen's post alleging the instances of abuse.Photo: Singapore Tong

The netizen also claimed that the children were fed rotten fruit and alleged that the teachers threw away milk powder that parents had left the staff to feed their children with.

Children at the centre were also allegedly fed rotten fruit. Photo: Singapore Tong

A police spokesperson confirmed with Stomp that a police report has been lodged and that the police are looking into the matter.

Stomp has reached out to the Ministry of Social and Family Development for comment.

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