Nanny Sacked For Shaking 8-Month-Old Infant

CENPublished: March 29, 2018
Published: March 29, 2018

This Chinese nanny has been sacked after just five days when hidden camera footage showed her violently shaking her months-old ward.

The woman surnamed Lei was known affectionately as ‘Aunt Lei’ by the homeowner surnamed Lv and her husband, who live in the city of Nanning, capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in South China.

The nanny’s contract, which promised her over 4,000 RMB (450 GBP) a month, free accommodation and three meals a day, was signed just five days before her formal dismissal.

In fact, Lv confronted Aunt Lei just three days into her job after the homeowners’ secret nanny cam captured the woman appearing to violently shake and toss their eight-month-old son ‘Zhengzheng’.

The video showed the nanny being woken up by Zhengzheng’s cries around 4am, with the woman impatiently shaking the infant in his cot.

"When I showed her the footage and questioned her, she refused to admit any wrongdoing and claimed that was just the way she handled babies," an irate Lv said.

The mum said the footage showed Lei manhandling her son at least twice during her short-lived stay.

Lei’s nanny agency was contacted and she was dismissed without having ever apologised, Lv claimed.

She plans to take Zhengzheng to hospital to check for concussions and expects the nanny to foot the bill - a request that may end up involving the police.

The nanny was quoted in local media as saying: "I didn’t shake him; I was just trying to make him stop crying.

"They drove me out without giving me a chance to explain," she added.

Nanning authorities have yet to comment on whether charges will be pressed by the family.

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