Childcare centre fined $16,000 after girl, 4, left on bus in 30-degree heat

A Western Australian childcare centre has been fined $16,000 after a four-year-old girl was found sweating on a bus in 30-degree heat.

On May 10, a passerby found the child strapped into a booster seat after hearing banging and seeing hands through the bus window at about 3.30pm.

The bus had been parked outside Stripy Zebras Junior Education Centre in Karratha, in the Pilbara region, for more than half an hour, The West reported.

The four-year-old was crying, covered in sweat and had urinated.

A WA childcare centre has been fined $16,000 after a four-year-old girl was found sweating on a bus in 30-degree heat. Photo: Getty
A WA childcare centre has been fined $16,000 after a four-year-old girl was found sweating on a bus in 30-degree heat. Photo: Getty

Her mother picked her up from the centre at 4pm and took her to hospital.

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The centre was fined $16,000 last month after the case was taken to the State Administrative Tribunal for disciplinary action.

Two employees were fired and a new procedure for checking the bus was implemented.

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