Warwickshire Nursery Worker Avoids Jail After Admitting Child Cruelty

30 November 2016, 17:48 | Updated: 30 November 2016, 17:53

A nursery manager in Warwickshire's avoided a jail sentence after admitting child cruelty.

56-year-old Christine Button ran a nursey in Dordon - when the offences happened.

It's since been shut down and she's been given a 12 month suspended sentence and banned from working with children.

Button, who now lives in Warfield Villas, Ilfracombe, appeared at Warwick Crown Court on Friday 11 November where she pleaded guilty to four counts of cruelty to a person under 16 years old.

Button, who lived in Woodend, Atherstone, at the time the offences were committed, was manager of the nursery which is no longer open.

All the offences took place between 1 September 2013 and 30 November 2014.

Detective Constable Justin Brown said: "The parents of the victims put their trust in Button, she betrayed this trust and today she has been made to pay the price. This sends out a message that anyone abusing their position of trust in this way will be investigated and will be brought to justice.

"Button thought that her victims did not have a voice but today in court they were given a voice and we heard of the impact her behaviour had on them. We welcome the fact that she has been disqualified from working with children and won't be in a position to treat them in the same way."