A WOMAN has been arrested and released on police bail following allegations of an assault on a child at a York nursery.
Yesterday, the nursery confirmed a member of staff had been suspended while investigations take place into the alleged incident at Kaleidoscope Nursery, in Garden Street, The Groves.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said the alleged victim was a child and added: “North Yorkshire Police can confirm that a 23-year-old woman has been arrested following an allegation of assault at Kaleidoscope Nursery in The Groves area of York.
“The woman has been released on police bail as inquiries into the incident continue.”
In a statement, Kaleidoscope said that as a result of its safeguarding procedures a member of staff had been suspended.
“The incident in question is currently the subject of a police investigation and we are unable to comment further,” it said. “We are working closely with all relevant agencies.”