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Violations found at Halifax daycare

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Same facility that left 2-year-old boy behind during field trip
CBC News
Publication Date: 
7 May 2010

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The Halifax daycare under investigation this week for leaving a child
behind during an outing violated several regulations, inspectors say.

The Department of Community Services launched the investigation
into Kids & Company after staff left a two-year-old behind during a
morning outing to Fort Needham Memorial Park on Tuesday.

An inspection of the facility on Friday found seven violations of
the Day Care Act, including an inability to prove that all staff had
been checked against the Child Abuse Registry and cleared and that staff
had completed first aid training and infant CPR courses.

Other violations included not keeping immunization records up to
date and not posting staff duties for fire drills. A fire hazard was
also found at the site.

Community Services workers met with staff of the daycare this
week to discuss the incident and review safety and supervision policies.

A spokesperson for the daycare told CBC News that most of the
violations were a result of administrative issues. By Friday afternoon,
five of the seven violations had been addressed.

A deadline of next month was given to remove the fire hazard and
produce all necessary immunization records.

- reprinted from CBC News