A female childcare employee in her 20s who worked at Nichii Kids Nagasuka Nursery School is suspected of repeatedly abusing infants at the facility.
According to Nagoya child welfare officials, the woman reportedly abused six infants who were only a few months old, by slapping and force-feeding them, between August and September, Sankei Shimbun reported. Her colleague reported her behavior to the school principal.
Police said the six infants were not seriously injured.
The facility opened in April and 50 children, aged from a few months to five, go there.
The facility reported the abuse to child welfare authorities who carried out an investigation. The employee has admitted to abusing the children.
Welfare authorities said they intend to investigate the school further and request that it make improvements in its procedures.
Tokyo-based Nichii Gakkan Co, which manages the facility, said it could not make any comment until the investigation is completed.© Japan Today