A bus driver has been suspended after a two-year-old boy was left unattended in the vehicle outside a New South Wales childcare centre for six hours yesterday.
Yass Little Learners Centre staff confirmed that the toddler was alone on the bus for multiple hours and the female driver had been suspended, pending an investigation.
The temperature in the southern NSW town of Yass reached 26 degrees Celsius by the time the boy was found inside the parked vehicle on Wednesday afternoon.
He had allegedly been left unattended since 9am.
The toddler was treated for dehydration and taken to Yass District Hospital as a precaution.
Police were called to the centre just after 3pm and the incident was reported to Family and Community Services.
According to the centre’s website, the Yass Little Learners opened in 2016 and have used a bus to operate a daily school run service since early 2017.