The school earlier noted that the policy was first introduced in 2019.
Kinderland added that staff must use company-issued mobile devices to update parents on their child’s progress, including photos and videos in the separate app.
Some parents have also requested for the school to continue its updates on “further efforts to provide a safe environment for the children”, said Kinderland.
More cases have surfaced since the emergence of the original Woodlands video. ECDA said another Woodlands teacher — who has been issued a warning — was found to have restrained a 3-year-old boy on two occasions.
Separately, a teacher at another Kinderland branch — Sunshine Place in Choa Chu Kang — was arrested on Aug 29. In a video that surfaced on social media, the 48-year-old woman was seen forcefully handing a water bottle to a boy before smacking him on the head several times and pushing him away.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated after Kinderland on Thursday issued a revised press release with amendments to the timeline of events.
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