Perth child care worker charged over alleged assault of four children and endangering life of a ten-month-old

A 39-year-old former Perth childcare worker has been charged with allegedly assaulting four children and endangering the life of a ten-month-old baby after an investigation by the child abuse squad.

The woman, who worked at a child care centre based in Perth’s central metropolitan area, was stood down in August over an incident involving two three-year-old children.

Police say the woman forcibly grabbed both children by their arm before dragging them — causing one of the children to hit their head on a dressing table.

Child Abuse Squad detectives then launched an investigation and identified three further historical alleged incidents, which had not been reported to police at the time.

It’s alleged in November last year, the woman became angry and while yelling and swearing at management, forcibly grabbed a three-year-old child by their arm and dragged them from one room to another.

Then, in July 2019 police say the woman fed a 10-month-old child in an aggressive and unsafe manner — causing them to temporarily lose consciousness. The child was taken to Perth Children’s Hospital by their family and made a full recovery.

Then in November 2018, it’s alleged the woman slapped a two-year-old child across the face.

The Karawara woman has been charged with four counts of aggravated common assault and one count of endanger life, health or safety of a person. She is due to appear in the Perth Magistrate’s Court today.


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