Choosing the most suitable daycare place can be difficult for parents.
A lot of research is required as they need to consider ones with the best environment and staff.
The most important factor is that your believe your child is in a safe environment, and no harm will come to them.
Daycare fees can be costly often feeling like you are only working to foot the bill.
Well at least that’s what one would expect, but it wasn’t exactly the case in this story.
One young mother had a horrific experience as she went to retrieve her child having left her for the day.
Jessica Hayes, of North Carolina, USA, picked up one-year-old daughter Addison from daycare, she immediately spotted something was wrong.
She was furious that the staff at Pleasant Hill Nursery in Elkin had taped her daughter’s shoes to her ankles.
Addison’s feet swollen and there were red welts around the 17-month-old baby’s joints.
Apparently the young child had learned how to take off her shoes and was doing it repeatedly during daycare.
Two of the carers decided to tape them to her feet so they fastened the tape tightly where it left bruises and red marks around her ankles.
Jessica was so shocked by the behaviour that she made a public post on Facebook after she picked up her daughter.
“I am upset that this happened to my child as someone was clearly upset that she was learning to take her shoes off and done it out of being aggravated.
This was also not just her shoes being taped up it was around her ankle,” she wrote on Facebook.
“To the sports players who tape their shoes, they are older have the say so in doing so and are able to say it is to tight and bothering them. My 17-month-old child was unable to say anything.”
Jessica claims the tape wrapped around her daughter’s ankles was so tight it had caused swelling and bruising.
“It does hurt and break trust when you put that trust into two individuals who have been with my daughter since she was 6-weeks-old, and come in to her shoes being taped on her as well as her ankles.”
Jessica said she reported the incident to the daycare director who “was just as speechless as I was,”
Many supported Jessica after her post, but she was also criticised for expressing her anger on social media.
Comments included, “Why so angry? Look at the pictures you posted. The shoes are too big and the little one probably kept losing them.”
The daycare reacted quickly following her Facebook post “Pleasant Hill Daycare as well took appropriate action and dismissed the two employees involved”
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