Childcare worker assaulted three-year-old

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A Penrith childcare worker who assaulted a three-year-old boy, dislocating his arm, has been handed a 12-month good behaviour bond.

Security footage captures Elizabeth Ayika, 32, pulling the toddler to his feet by his arm when she fails to get his attention.

The court heard the 32-year-old was deeply remorseful and had aspirations of becoming a paediatrician.

According to a report by 7 News, the Department of Education is pursuing the childcare centres and Ayika in relation to 12 separate incidents involving seven children aged three to four years.

Ayika, who was convicted of the 2019 assault at the Downing Centre on Tuesday, will face court over the other charges at a hearing later this year.

The conviction means she will never work with children again.

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