Mend­ing fences af­ter in­ci­dent

Mandurah Coastal Times - - NEWS - David Johns

A MEADOW Springs child­care cen­tre owner has spo­ken about her dev­as­ta­tion af­ter a two-year-old boy climbed a fence and was found play­ing in the mid­dle of the road.

The in­ci­dent, which hap­pened on April 18 at Meadow Springs Early Learn­ing Cen­tre, at­tracted $10,500 in penal­ties and le­gal costs for the cen­tre.

The child was found in the road three houses away from the cen­tre.

A mem­ber of the pub­lic who was driv­ing past stopped their car and brought the child back to the cen­tre.

Owner Vicki Ken­ward said she had planned to up­grade the fence when it hap­pened.

“We’re all about kids and their well­be­ing, so when that hap­pened it just rocked our world,” she said.

The new fenc­ing was in­stalled the next day.

Ms Ken­ward said the child still at­tended the cen­tre.

Five no­tices of en­force­ment ac­tions for Perth­based child­care cen­tres were pub­lished on­line by the De­part­ment of Com­mu­ni­ties this month.

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