The Ministry of Social and Family Development is investigating an alleged abuse case at the NTUC My First Skool childcare centre in Toa Payoh.
A spokesman for MSF added that "child safety remains our paramount concern".
A video of the incident has gone viral on social media and forum page since the video was posted on Saturday (July 6). In the two-minute video, a woman believed to be the teacher was seen dragging the boy with force across the floor and pushing him onto the ground. The date of the recording was on Friday (July 5). The Straits Times understands that the three-year-old boy suffered a fractured shin.
His parents have posted a picture of his injured leg, which was bandaged knee-down on Facebook. They added in a post: "When you discipline a child, it does not mean breaking his bone and torturing his mental state."
Police confirmed that a report was lodged and investigations are ongoing.