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By sickatwokr / Tuesday 30 June 2015 20:26 / Australia
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By  pizzolar  |  6

I'm going to go with a "you deserved it" because no way does a reputable child care center allow you to watch 12 toddlers alone.

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  pizzolar  |  6

A teacher should NEVER be completely alone with a group of children that young. It's entirely inappropriate and its what enables cases of child abuse. If you own a center and allow your staff to care for children alone, that's a huge liability you should reconsider.

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  piinksock  |  17

The ratio in NSW is 6:1 I think. It changes with age. I'll assume Queens land is the same. But there's plenty of ways this could have occurred while not being negligent. All the rooms at any centres my kids have been to have half walls. There's no way an adult is ever completely alone with a child. The kids bathrooms and change areas either have half walls or massive windows. So even if one of the two carers per room has to duck out, there's always extra people keeping an eye on things over the wall. It is required to be like this. What if carer 2 is changing pants and can't walk away until she's finished incase the child falls off the change table?

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