Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Manager 'made babies eat their own vomit' at nursery

  1. #1
    Elite Member Honey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    England
    Posts
    59,935

    Default Manager 'made babies eat their own vomit' at nursery



    A nursery manager force fed babies in her care until they were sick and then made them eat their own vomit, a court heard today.
    Laura Pettitt, 27, threw youngsters about and put blankets over their faces if they would not go to sleep, Croydon Crown Court was told.
    She is also accused of roughly shaking a small baby who was born prematurely, shouting at the children and refusing to change their dirty nappies while working at Little Stars nursery in Bromley, south London.
    When Pettitt was arrested and interviewed by police in January 2009 she claimed her colleagues made up "malicious" allegations against her after learning she was a lesbian.
    Pettitt, of Thayers Farm Road, Beckenham, south east London, denies 10 charges of child cruelty dating from between January 2006 and November 2008.

    She worked at the nursery for seven years and became manager of the baby room, where she was in charge of children ranging from babies aged just a few months up to young toddlers, the court heard.
    Prosecutor Tana Adkin said: "Laura Pettitt, when she lost her temper and the babies would not do her will, would treat them roughly in a manner that amounts to cruelty, the prosecution say."
    Pettitt shouted "for Christ's sake, shut up" at crying babies who would not go to sleep, dropped them from small heights and slapped them on the back of the head, the court was told.
    Ms Adkin added: "She would force-feed them, causing them to vomit, shout at them, and throw soft toys at them from time to time and leave them in their soiled nappies refusing to clean them."
    Pettitt is accused of cruelty to 10 different youngsters under her care at the nursery.

    She allegedly force-fed a large baby on a gluten-free diet four bowls of food that was not gluten-free when he should not have been allowed more than one.
    Pettitt "seemed to find it amusing" that the child kept eating and eating until he vomited all over her trousers so she had to wash them, the six men and six women of the jury were told.
    She also allegedly swung him by his armpits until he hit his head on a sofa, causing a lump.
    Another little boy was left "gagging and gasping for breath" after she force-fed him until he vomited, the court heard.
    Ms Adkin said: "She carried on feeding him the vomit that had fallen out and came into the collection trough of the bib he was wearing."
    A third boy was left with a grazed nose when Pettitt threw him on to a sofa cushion in a temper and he bounced off it on to the floor, the jury was told.

    Ms Adkin alleged that an accident report form was filled out as a "cover-up" saying the child hurt himself by falling over.
    Pettitt was accused of using the offensive rhyming slang "Joe Daki" - for Paki - to refer to an Asian baby girl, whose face she covered with a blanket when she would not go to sleep.
    She also allegedly forced a dummy into another little girl's mouth so hard that her gums began to bleed.
    The alleged abuse only came to light in November 2008 after nursery assistant Nicola Fiddler complained that Pettitt, while sitting on a sofa, had used her foot to push down the head of a child lying on the floor with such force that he began to cry.
    Miss Fiddler first raised her concerns with the nursery's management but she felt it was not taken seriously enough so went to the NSPCC.
    The children's charity passed the matter on to social services, which alerted the police.
    Ms Adkin said: "The prosecution case is that these nursery assistants are very young, very inexperienced, and in fact were intimidated by Laura Pettitt, who was the baby room manager, and a climate had developed where no one person wanted to speak up and complain."
    Wearing a smart black trouser suit, blonde Pettitt sat in the dock without reacting as the prosecutor outlined the case against her.

    Relatives of some of the children, who cannot be named for legal reasons, sobbed in court as details of the alleged cruelty were read out.
    Giving evidence, a tearful Miss Fiddler, 20, said she did not raise the alarm earlier because she felt "scared" of Pettitt.
    She had just turned 17 when she joined the nursery and was only 19 when she reported the alleged abuse, the court heard.
    The trial was adjourned until tomorrow.

    Manager 'made babies eat their own vomit' at Little Stars nursery - Crime, UK - The Independent

  2. #2
    Elite Member C_is_for_Cookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    4,780

    Default

    Eeeew, that bitch is lower than scum. Poor babies.

  3. #3
    Silver Member aggie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    LA now London
    Posts
    476

    Default

    What a cow. I can't believe she wasn't reported earlier.

  4. #4
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    4,250

    Default

    What drives a person to do such a foul thing?

  5. #5
    Elite Member cmmdee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Eva's Love Den
    Posts
    25,571

    Default

    This went on for two years??!! Kill the bitch.

  6. #6
    Elite Member McJag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    42,521

    Default

    Vile woman.
    I didn't start out to collect diamonds, but somehow they just kept piling up.-Mae West

  7. #7
    Elite Member Kathie_Moffett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    just another freak in the freak kingdom
    Posts
    6,982

    Default

    I pray she NEVER breeds. And I hope she is put away for a long, long time.
    Did you know that every time a parent gives in to their kid's whines and buys them candy at the checkout lane, a kitten gets diabetes?-Dlisted
    I dislike groups of people, but I love individuals. Every person you look at, you can see the universe in their eyes, if you're really looking.
    -George Carlin

  8. #8
    Elite Member Serendipity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Round the bend
    Posts
    2,161

    Default

    Disgusting bitch!

    On another note, she looks like a rough version of Pink.
    It's like you ate too much crazy then puked it all over a post and hit submit - Nancydrew

  9. #9
    Silver Member shoegal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    413

    Default

    This is one example, of many, as to why the death penalty exists.

  10. #10
    Elite Member stef's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    germany
    Posts
    11,756

    Default

    She allegedly force-fed a large baby on a gluten-free diet four bowls of food that was not gluten-free when he should not have been allowed more than one.
    Pettitt "seemed to find it amusing" that the child kept eating and eating until he vomited all over her trousers so she had to wash them, the six men and six women of the jury were told.
    She also allegedly swung him by his armpits until he hit his head on a sofa, causing a lump.
    Another little boy was left "gagging and gasping for breath" after she force-fed him until he vomited, the court heard.
    Ms Adkin said: "She carried on feeding him the vomit that had fallen out and came into the collection trough of the bib he was wearing."
    A third boy was left with a grazed nose when Pettitt threw him on to a sofa cushion in a temper and he bounced off it on to the floor, the jury was told.


    Ms Adkin alleged that an accident report form was filled out as a "cover-up" saying the child hurt himself by falling over.
    Pettitt was accused of using the offensive rhyming slang "Joe Daki" - for Paki - to refer to an Asian baby girl, whose face she covered with a blanket when she would not go to sleep.
    She also allegedly forced a dummy into another little girl's mouth so hard that her gums began to bleed.

    The alleged abuse only came to light in November 2008 after nursery assistant Nicola Fiddler complained that Pettitt, while sitting on a sofa, had used her foot to push down the head of a child lying on the floor with such force that he began to cry.
    i really don't know what to say.
    "This is not meant to be at all offensive: You suffer from diarrhea of the mouth but constipation of the brain." - McJag

  11. #11
    Elite Member Lenny's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    4,071

    Default

    I am not sure if I believe this. It's just too weird that none of the other nurses complained earlier. Why would they be afraid of this woman? I'd be much more afraid of what might happen if she killed one of the babies because I didn't say anything than of the manager getting angry at me. If the accusations are true there is no excuse why they didn't tell anyone earlier, no matter how young the other nurses were.

  12. #12
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    124

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by aggie View Post
    What a cow. I can't believe she wasn't reported earlier.
    This... why wasn't she reported earlier? Maybe all of these alligations are false.

  13. #13
    Elite Member holly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    the sunshine state
    Posts
    7,345

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny View Post
    I am not sure if I believe this. It's just too weird that none of the other nurses complained earlier. Why would they be afraid of this woman? I'd be much more afraid of what might happen if she killed one of the babies because I didn't say anything than of the manager getting angry at me. If the accusations are true there is no excuse why they didn't tell anyone earlier, no matter how young the other nurses were.

    I feel the same way. Couldn't take reading all of it, but I read enough to wonder why, if these allegations were true, would no one do anything for such a long time. I'm just finding it a bit hard to believe.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Vavelta: The anti-wrinkle treatment made from babies' foreskins
    By twitchy2.0 in forum Beauty and Skincare
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: February 21st, 2009, 09:41 AM
  2. Replies: 15
    Last Post: October 7th, 2008, 04:02 PM
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: March 12th, 2008, 11:54 PM
  4. Ryan Phillippe's divorce made him vomit
    By DitaPage* in forum Latest Gossip
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: November 14th, 2007, 05:11 PM
  5. This web-page made me almost vomit...
    By GreenSplotch in forum Faith and Religion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: July 19th, 2007, 12:25 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •