Furious mum whose toddler was one of TWO girls to escape from a daycare centre and almost walk into traffic says she will NEVER let her daughter go back
- Amelia Finney’s two-year-old daughter Skyla escaped from a Gold Coast daycare
- Footage showed people stopping her and another girl from walking onto a road
- A shaken Ms Finney has taken little Skyla out of the childcare centre
A mother whose daughter escape from a daycare with a friend and nearly walked into traffic says her girl will never return to the childcare centre.
Amelia Finney’s two-year-old daughter Skyla and another young girl were found wandering next to a busy road on the Gold Coast after breezing out of Okeedokee Coomera Rivers daycare centre on Friday.
Dashcam footage shows drivers and pedestrians running to stop the girls from stepping onto the road in the nick of time.
Amelia Finney’s two-year-old daughter Skyla and another young girl were found wandering next to a busy road on the Gold Coast after breezing out of Okeedokee Coomera Rivers daycare centre
Ms Finney told 7News that staff at the centre did not know Skyla was missing.
‘They didn’t know the gate was open. They had no idea. That’s just really scary,’ she said.
‘They said the gate had been manipulated from the outside and that she had been fiddling with it and got out. I don’t understand.’
The shaken mum added that she was pulling Skyla out of the daycare, which she said has apologised to her.
Ms Finney earlier said her daughter was moments from potentially being hit by a car.
‘She was seconds away — she went to take a step off the gutter to try and go on to the road,’ she told the ABC.
Rondell Nicol, who helped stop the children from walking across the busy road, said it could have ended in disaster.
‘We literally just saved the lives of two babies today,’ she told 7News.
Dashcam footage from multiple cars show both young girls walking along the busy road after ‘escaping’ from the Okeedokee Coomera Rivers childcare centre
A spokesman from Okeedokee Coomera Rivers said they were not making a comment while the matter is investigated.
‘The incident is under currently under investigation and parents have been advised,’ the spokesman told the Gold Coast Bulletin.
‘We are in the process of compiling an incident report to the Department.’
‘No harm was brought to any child.’
A spokesman from Okeedokee Coomera Rivers said they were not making a comment while the matter is investigated
A Queensland Police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia that officers are aware of the incident and are making inquiries.
The Queensland Education Department said they were aware and investigating the ‘serious incident’.
A spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia: ‘Authorised Officers from the Department will attend at the service today as part of its investigation.
‘The service’s last assessment and rating was in September 2016 and the quality rating was determined as meeting standards.’
‘As the investigation has only just commenced it is too early to identify potential breaches and relevant penalties.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Okeedokee Coomera Rivers for comment.