Emergency at North Shore daycare

Publish Date
Friday, 18 November 2016, 3:21PM

Police have confirmed that a 3-year-old child has died at the daycare centre in Takapuna, following what appears to be a tragic accident.

Police were called to the scene on Anzac St at Angels Childcare Centre just after 2pm today.

Detective Sergeant Ross Clapp said early indications are that the child has died following an accident on playground equipment, however police are still working to establish the full circumstances of what has occurred.

The child's family has been advised and will be supported by police and Victim Support.

Parents and children are standing outside the Angels Childcare facility on Anzac St.

Several police officers can be seen within the vicinity of the daycare.

Two ambulance vehicles are at the scene and several police vehicles line the road.

A man outside the daycare, who did not wish to be identified, said he was a friend of the family whose child had died.

He said the little boy's family were members of their tight-knit community and had lived in the area for some time.

"It's really sad," he said.

Angels Childcare Centre is a privately owned and operated, Christian daycare.

Their website states: "we believe that children develop a sense of confidence and belonging as they learn of their unique identity and of God's love for them within the framework of Christian values."

They have another branch in New Lynn, West Auckland.

WorkSafe New Zealand has been advised.

More to come.


- NZ Herald