Would you let this woman look after your children?

Kindergarten teacher put 19 kids in car

2012-10-12 09:33

Pretoria – A kindergarten teacher was fined by Pretoria metro police for transporting 19 toddlers in her car for an outing to a local Spur restaurant.
Melanie Minnie was pulled over by metro police after a worried member of the community saw the children spill out of Minnie’s Renault Clio in the parking lot of a local mall, reported Beeld.
The children were between the ages of 4 and 6.

“It was the first time that we went on an outing. And the last time,” said Minnie, who had clearly got a huge fright.

“I will never do it again. We are really a very nice crèche,” she said.
Rietfontein crèche was only about 1km from the shopping centre.

A metro police spokesperson said Minnie was fined for transporting more people in a car than it was able to seat.

Her car was able to seat five adults or one adult and eight toddlers.

Minnie was fined R1 500.

SERIOUSLY A R1 500 FINE – Are they for real?


10 thoughts on “Would you let this woman look after your children?

  1. Definitely not. But the judicial system is far from fair, just look at the last few ANC cadre`s who got 15 years. They were out before 4 months had gone. They should have got a gold Olympic medal for doing 15 years in 4 months. 🙂

  2. You know, I have mixed feelings on this. Yes, irresponsible the way things are these days. But they shouldn’t be that way. An outing like that, overloaded car and all, would quite well be one of the highlights of childhood, as similar ones were for me. Now, we have to coddle our kids far too much, out of necessity.

    • Col I hear from you but they were in her care and I doubt very much that the parents paying her to keep their little ones safe while they are at work would have seen it that way had there been a tragic accident. She had a contractual obligation to act responsibly and that stupid act puts a huge question mark on her judgement.

  3. I read this story this morning and was amazed at her blase attitude! I also can’t believe she left some kids at the restaurant and went back for the others! 🙂

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