Sunday, 29 March 2015
Assault allegations at nursery in Busby
"A NURSERY is being investigated by police over claims children were physically abused by a female worker."
"It is claimed the staff member may have assaulted five boys and girls under four at the Happy Days Too nursery in Busby, near Glasgow."
"The 25-year-old woman who is alleged to have carried out the attacks quit last month after she was suspended and an internal inquiry launched. She had only joined in August last year."
"The nursery is run by chartered accountant and businessman Dougie MacAulay. He is also the owner and boss of CME Investments Ltd, who manage Happy Days Too and another nursery, Happy Days, in nearby Mearnskirk."
"MacAulay also sits on the board of MG ALBA, the body responsible for funding Gaelic programming in Scotland."
"He contacted parents last week to inform them about the alleged incidents. He also told them he had alerted Police Scotland, Scottish Social Services Council, the government body PVG (Protection of Vulnerable People), The Care Inspectorate and East Renfrewshire Council Social Services Department."
"Parents were told in letters last week that it was the first time in 20 years he had to take action like this."
"The nursery have offered support and assistance to parents."
"In the letter, MacAulay said: "A female ex-member of staff has been reported to the relevant authorities for alleged inappropriate behaviour."