Girl, 4, escapes through nursery fence and wanders around wood and graveyard – News Today

Girl, 4, escapes through nursery fence and wanders around wood and graveyard – News Today


 A four-year-old girl was able to escape from her nursery through a hole in a fence and wander around a woodland and graveyard  The youngster managed to run away when she and her pals were playing in the garden at Chestnut Nursery in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire  Her furious mum received a phone call with the news and rushed to the nursery with her husband  Luckily, the girl was found nearby around 15 minutes after she was reported missing on Friday February 8  Speaking today, the angry mum-of-four said: “I received a phone call from the nursery manager at 2 30pm that day. She was really upset and tried her best to reassure me.  “They had realised my little girl had gone missing for between eight and 15 minutes after walking through a hole in the fence    “It wasn’t a little one, though. A key worker at the nursery went through it and brought her back  “Her father was absolutely livid and when we had a meeting with the nursery on Monday, (February 11), he was too upset to attend ”  Ofsted is now investigating the alarming incident. Police were also made aware  But the mother has decided to take her daughter out of the nursery, operated by social enterprise group LS2Y (Local Services 2 You)  “It’s a shame we have decided to take them out as they had made a lot of friends and were on the verge of leaving to go to school We’d had no issues prior to this incident.  “I’m still very upset about it, it’s been very traumatic and we decided to move them elsewhere  “It doesn’t bear thinking about what might have happened and I try not to dwell on it,” she added  Andy Petrie, chief executive of LS2Y Nurseries, said: “The safety of the children at Chestnut Nursery is our top priority and we acted swiftly when our staff realised the child was missing  “We informed the parents immediately and rectified the issue which allowed this unfortunate incident to occur  “Parents can be assured that we have done all we can to prevent such an event occurring again  “We have also informed the local authority and Ofsted, as we are required to do, and they will be investigating the incident  “We will adhere to any recommendations, should there be any, they make.”  An spokeswoman for Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, (Ofsted), which inspects and regulates services that care for children and young people, said: “Ofsted is aware of this incident, and we are working closely with Chestnut Nursery to ensure children’s safety ”  According to Ofsted’s website the nursery was registered on May 8 last year, and first inspected on July 11, when it was found to be ‘Good’ across all areas  A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said: “Police were called to reports for a concern for a young girl who had gone missing on Friday, 8 February  “Officers attended Woodhouse Hall Road and the child was located shortly after.”  A spokeswoman for Kirklees Council said: “We are aware of the incident and are investigating  “The incident has also been reported to Ofsted who will also be investigating.” Read More Top news stories from Mirror Online

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