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My First Skool branch linked to abuse moves on, has licence renewed

My First Skool branch has licence renewed for 2 years

Published on Jan 18, 2014 9:11 AM
A child at the entrance of the My First Skool branch on Toa Payoh Lorong 4. One of its teachers was arrested for allegedly abusing a boy last year. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN

A childcare centre embroiled in a case of alleged child abuse last year has returned to the good books of the authorities.

The centre, a branch of NTUC's My First Skool chain, has successfully renewed its licence for two years after it was cut to six months following the scandal in July that had shocked parents.

On Friday last week, its principal Jesie Lee sent a letter to about 140 parents to inform them about the renewal of the licence, Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao reported yesterday. "This is great news for us... Your unstinting support and faith in us have encouraged us to journey through the challenging times," she wrote in the letter, which was seen by The Straits Times.

The centre made the news last July when one of its teachers was arrested for allegedly dragging a three-year-old boy across the floor and then pushing him to the ground.

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