A Victorian mother is demanding answers after her toddler was allegedly left in a daycare bus for up to five hours last week.
Skye Seadon said her three-year-old daughter Alyza was left strapped in her car seat, alleging staff from Lulla’s Children and Family Centre “forgot” her in the vehicle on Friday.
The little girl from Shepparton boarded the bus with the help of her father Braiden at 9.15am, before she was driven to the childcare centre located 3km from her family home.
Alyza, 3, was rushed to hospital after she was allegedly left in a bus for up to five hours. Picture: Nine News
That afternoon, her parents received an alarming call explaining their daughter had been rushed to hospital after a staff member allegedly found her dehydrated on the bus.
“She still would have been strapped into the car seat,” Ms Seadon, told 9 News.
“When they pulled her out of the kindy bus they stripped her off and put her in the shower.”
Alyza was taken to Goulburn Valley Hospital where she was kept overnight.
Ms Seadon said when she found her daughter, she had a temperature of about 38C.
Despite the ordeal happening three days ago, the concerned mother said she is yet to receive a reasonable explanation from the childcare centre’s director who did contact her following the incident.
“I know there’s a clipboard there and I’m pretty sure the kids do get marked off when they get picked up,” she said.
“I don’t know, but it does need to be explained … I just keep thinking to myself like how can you leave a kid in a kindy bus? How do you forget that?” Ms Seadon said.
Alyza attends childcare at Lulla’s Children and Family Centre. Picture: Nine News
The toddler has since had difficulties sleeping, however her parents are confident she will get better with time.
“Alyza is doing good since being home but I still can tell it makes her sad about what’s happened when we talk about it,” Ms Seadon told news.com.au.
“We try not to bring it up with her as when we do she puts her head to the ground and it makes her sad. [She] just shuts down and doesn’t want to talk about it.”
Victoria Police are currently investigating the incident after they responded to a report a child had been left in a vehicle on Edward St, Shepparton.
“The child was taken to hospital for observation. The investigation is ongoing,” a police spokesman said.
Mum Skye Seadon is pleading for answers as she tries to understand how her daughter Alyza was left on the bus. Picture: Nine News
Many of Ms Seadon’s family and friends were left shocked after news broke of the incident, with the mum taking to Facebook to vent her frustration and concern.
“I don’t f***ing know what to say or do right now … But Lulla’s Family Daycare I promise you will see me first thing Monday morning!” she said in a post on Friday afternoon.
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“I’m so f***ing sad for my daughter. Imagine what she was feeling [and] screaming out for no one to come help her! Feeling so f***ing helpless.”
News.com.au has contacted Lulla’s Children and Family Centre and Ms Seadon for comment.