A teacher at a private nursery school in Hanoi has been suspended after a couple accused her of violently shaking their 16-month-old daughter and slapping her in the face.
Nu Cuoi Xinh Nursery School on Le Duc Tho Street in Nam Tu Liem District also ordered teacher Mai Bich Ngoc, 34, to write a report on the case.
Tran Bich Ngoc, the mother of the toddler, on Friday posted a video on her Facebook page. In the two-minute video, the teacher violently shakes and slaps the child for refusing to eat lunch last Tuesday (October 6).
Ngoc and her husband discovered the horrifying incident after checking the class camera.
Thanh Nien could not reach the authorities for comments as of press time.
On Thursday authorities in the central province of Quang Binh shut down Son Ca Nursery School after a couple alleged that three babysitters at the unlicensed school had tied up their 14-month-old son and stuffed rags in his mouth.
Police arrested the three, aged between 20 and 22, the next day.
Dinh Thi Thuy Hang, the mother of the boy, said she had sent her son to the nursery for five days and became suspicious after discovering bruises on his body.
She checked the class camera Monday and found that one of the babysitters was using a spoon to hit her child.
She and her husband decided to sneak into the school during nap time, only to witness even more mistreatment: the child had his limbs tied up behind his back and rags stuffed in his mouth.
One of the three babysitters told the police that she and her colleagues only tried to "help him sleep," claiming they had not beaten or injured the child.
Also on Monday two teachers at the public Xuan Mai Nursery School in the northern province of Lang Son were suspended after a video that went viral showed a 22-month-old boy being locked out of class and eating trash.
In the video, the boy keeps crying and screaming outside the class and eats something out of a trash can around noon before a teacher opens the door and threatens to drop him in a pool of water if he does not stop crying.
The teachers claimed they locked the child out because he refused to take a nap, according to the authorities.