When you send your child to a daycare center, you shouldn’t have to worry about your child’s safety, as all the kids are in the hands of professionals caretakers there. At least, they are supposed to be. However, the experience of the young mother in this story proves that our expectations don’t always turn out to be true.
When Jessica Hayes, a young mom based in North Carolina, picked her daughter up at the daycare, she spotted something was wrong right away.
She noticed that Addison’s feet were swollen, and there were easily noticeable red welts and bruises around girl’s ankle.
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Though 17-month-old Addison wasn’t able to say a word, she was crying because her feet were taped. We cannot even imagine how uncomfortable the little girl felt!
Mum horrified after daughter’s shoes were taped onto her feet by nursery workers
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Where did she get such injuries from? Well, Addison has a habit of taking off her shoes – as it’s a new skill she has just learned. As the two daycare workers were annoyed by girl’s repeating behavior, they decided to tape her shoes to her feet. Not thinking twice, they fastened the tape tightly enough to leave red marks and bruises around the girl’s ankles.
— New Idea magazine (@NewIdeamagazine) May 25, 2018
After the discovery, Jessica contacted the director of the daycare center to review the video footage of the incident.
In addition, Hayes shared the photos of her daughter’s injuries online, encouraging other parents to be more attentive toward the treatment of their kids at daycare facilities. Though many people supported the furious mom, some also got angry and criticized Jessica for buying shoes that appeared to be too large.
Despite the criticism, Jessica achieved what she wanted, as her post encouraged the daycare director to make a direct apology for his employees’ actions.
As such a terrible accident occurred in the daycare, the director couldn’t help firing the two employees. Jessica’s daughter will continue to attend the same facility.
Although this story has a kind of a happy ending, it’s very sad, to be honest.
Kids can’t defend themselves against adults, especially if they’re as small as 17 months old. Share this story to let others know about the potential dangers of daycare centers.