This is the second incident in six months at the Werribee Center where a child has been found wandering alone outside.
The child’s grandfather, Duncan Reed, was left shaken after his granddaughter, Maisie, ran away from Nido Early School in Werribee on Tuesday, just after 9.30am.
Maisie, two, was found wandering alone along the front of the building yesterday morning, after exiting through an unlocked door.
Maisie was seen by a relative and brought back to the center almost 10 minutes later.
Reed says he’s absolutely pissed and says the center tried to cover up what happened.
“Can you imagine if something had happened? She could have been hit by a car, I just can’t put it into words,” he said.
“I’m so disappointed with the way we were treated, the way the children were treated.
“It’s not fair. Just tell the truth guys.”
The grandfather claimed the establishment initially told the parents the toddler was simply ‘left unattended’.
This isn’t the first time this has happened at the facility.
In December, a little boy was filmed running along the trail before getting lost on the road.
Nido Early School in Werribee declined to comment.
A spokesperson for the Department for Education and Skills said they were investigating a report yesterday of an unsupervised child at Nido Early School.
“The health and safety of all children in childcare centers is our top priority,” the spokesperson said.
“As the matter is ongoing, it would be inappropriate to provide further comment at this time.”