A former Canberra childcare worker who smacked two children in her care has been convicted.
Una Masters, 61, is one of four people charged after an audit at the Civic Early Childcare Centre in February last year, reports ABC News.
She pleaded guilty to four unreasonable discipline charges and was convicted and fined $400.
The ACT Magistrates Court heard that on the first occasion Masters had smacked a child on the bottom so loudly another staff member heard it.
She also hit a boy on the back of the head, with enough force that he fell over, and on another occasion she hit a girl 10 times on the bottom when she would not stay awake.
Prosecutor Jane Campbell said it was a serious example which involved smacking young children and it was a breach of trust.
Magistrate Peter Dingwell agreed and convicted Masters, imposing a $400 fine.
He told the court she had already been punished by the public exposure.
Two other former workers at the centre, Rajani Gautum, 50, and Jasmina Lemesh, 62, have pleaded not guilty.
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