The future of the Dunedin preschool, which 2-year-old Regan
Preston left unnoticed by staff last week, will be known
The Ministry of Education would decide if Punavai o le Atamai
Pre-School could keep its licence ''in the next week or so'',
ministry head of sector enablement and support Katrina Casey
''We know the service is making improvements so its premises
are more secure - including installing a second gate and
changing the door-closing mechanism,'' Ms Casey said.
''However, the ministry and parents need to be confident the
centre is making the necessary changes to ensure the safety
of all its children and we are seeking further information
before making any decisions.
''We will be able to assess the status of the licence when we
have received the information.''
The ministry was still investigating how Regan was able to
leave the preschool undetected by the eight staff working at
the time on August 18.
Regan crossed Macandrew Rd and walked down the street to a
Veggie Boys store, about 100m away, before he was found by a