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New staff for nursery closed by dispute

A KINDERGARTEN where teachers quit en masse last week in a dispute with the owner has reopened with new staff.

Some 130 children had been left in the lurch by the walkout at the unlicensed kindergarten in Fengxian District's Qingcun Town.

After receiving complaints from parents, the local government stepped in and mediated between the two parties.

"We urged the kindergarten owner to pay money owed to teachers and recruit new staff immediately," said Xu Yongquan, a town government official in charge of education.

A teacher, surnamed Shen, said she quit because she didn't know the kindergarten was unlicensed when she was hired. She claimed there were many problems there.

The owner cooks meals for the children at home and brings them to school every day because there is no kitchen there, she said.

Shen also said its entrance on a busy road under elevated highway poses a safety risk to children.

Teachers claimed they were badly treated by the owner which led to them quitting.

But now it could acquire legal status and get subsidies.

"The facility is qualified to operate as a day care center as long as it fixes its safety problems," Xu said.


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