A grandfather has hit out at a school after his three-year-old grandson walked out of his nursery without being noticed.The relative, who didn’t wish to be named, went to Rosebrook Primary in Roseworth, Stockton, to collect the youngster at 2.50pm yesterday when he notice him already standing outside the grounds.
“I walked towards the gates and stepped to one side to let another man through when I saw a little lad on his own,” said the 58-year-old who lives in the Glebe estate, in Norton. “I thought to myself, that’s our little lad, I knew it was because of his backpack. I went straight up to him and he shouted, ‘grandad, grandad, I’ve been looking for you’, I couldn’t believe he was out of the nursery on his own.”
The offshore worker claimed the boy had walked through the school’s two gates without being noticed by three teachers on duty. “When I asked one of them why my grandson was outside, she said she didn’t know because she hadn’t shouted for him. I was furious, like any parent or relative would be. No one seemed to take any notice.”
The relative added: “I laid awake all night wondering what could have happened. With everything that has gone lately it doesn’t bear thinking about. What if I had been five minutes late? He could have walked onto the road, someone could have taken him or anything.”