Nursery pledges to provide
Nursery pledges a safe environment

A nursery worker in Scotland has been charged with possessing indecent pictures of children. The 20-year-old man was arrested and police seized his computer.

Oranges and Lemons nursery, which has six branches in Dundee for children aged between six months and five years, suspended a man following the arrest.

In statement, Oranges and Lemons said: "As a care organisation driven to delivering the highest standards in childcare, the allegations against a member of staff from Technology Park Nursery have come as a great shock to us.

"The safety and welfare of children in our care is of the utmost importance and all staff undergo enhanced PVG [Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme] checks as part of our rigorous recruitment policy.

"The member of staff in question has been suspended with immediate effect and we continue to co-operate fully with the police throughout their investigation.

"We also continue to communicate with all parents as we meet our objective of providing a safe and secure learning environment for their children."

Tayside Police said: "It is important that the investigation is given the time and space it requires to ensure that all evidence is gathered and reported in full to the procurator fiscal for consideration.

"Tayside Police, and the education and social work departments of the three local authority areas in the region, as well as care providers, are working closely to ensure that the appropriate information and support is in place for any families and children closest to these allegations."