A 51-year-old woman was fired by her nursery school in Yachiyo City, Chiba Prefecture, and a 35-year-old woman quit after the pair were discovered to have acted improperly in their jobs, it was learned on Wednesday.
The pair are accused of being involved in several incidents, including taping a 1-year-old boy's mouth and calling him a monkey, putting lipstick on two 1-year-old children's faces and taking pictures of them with a cell phone, and taking a 1-year-old boy to the class next door for children under 1-year-old and hitting him.
A staff member at Takatsunishi Nursery School - privatized in 2007 - witnessed the taping of the boy's mouth in February this year and notified the city office. The subsequent investigation revealed other improper behavior stemming back to June last year.
The nursery school held meetings with parents over two days, explaining and apologizing for the incidents involving the four children. The head of the nursery school and another member of staff had their pay reduced, they said.© News reports