MANCHESTER, N.H. — A former daycare worker in Manchester has been charged with assaulting at least three infants.
Chelsea Blais, 32, is accused of four assaults on three separate victims, all under the age of 1.
Blais worked at the Alpha Bits Learning Center in Manchester, N.H., which has been cooperative with the investigation and has notified the families, police said.
Detectives with the Manchester Police Department are investigating further to ensure the safety of all infants who were under Blais’ care.
“She wasn't the friendliest from my experience, but nothing significant that would have prompted me to think anything horrible like this,” Kelly Ashburner, who has two children at the day care, said.
A report from state investigators doesn't include any names, but workers at the day care reported an employee aggressively handling babies, picking them up by just one arm, kicking bouncy chairs with kids in the, and even calling the children names like "dumb" and "ugly."
Alpha Bits Learning Center sent the following statement to FOX25:
A former employee of Alpha-Bits Learning Center, Inc. is currently being investigated by the Manchester Police Department regarding allegations of simple assault.
Alpha-Bits Learning Center, Inc. learned of these allegations on March 2, 2017. We took immediate corrective action and have met with the affected families and staff to address their concerns.
We are fully cooperating with the Manchester Police Department and the State of New Hampshire’s Child Care Licensing Unit in their investigations in this matter.
Alpha-Bits is committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment to every child entrusted to our care.
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