SINGAPORE: A 48-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday (Aug 29) after a new video surfaced on social media showing yet another Kinderland preschool teacher allegedly causing hurt to a child.
“A 48-year-old woman was subsequently arrested for voluntarily causing hurt read with enhanced penalties for offences against person below 14 years of age,” the police said in an updated statement, adding that it was alerted to the case at about 11.40 am on Tuesday.
The police earlier confirmed that a report was lodged and that investigations are ongoing.
Kinderland said in a press statement on Tuesday night that the teacher has been suspended. “The principal of the centre has likewise reached out to the parents of the boy and offered our apologies,” the statement added.
In another case earlier this week, a former Kinderland teacher who was charged on Wednesday (Aug 30) with ill-treating a child has been barred from working in the preschool sector and issued a warning, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) said on Wednesday (Aug 30)
Lin Min, 33, is accused of ill-treating a 23-month-old child on the afternoon of June 30 at Kinderland Preschool @ Woodlands Mart.
The judge granted the prosecution’s application for remanding her at the Institute of Mental Health. She will return to court on Sept 13.
ECDA said it is investigating the roles of the centre leader and preschool operator in the incidents and may take further actions if they are “deemed not to have fulfilled their duty of care to the children”. /TISG