More parents and teachers have come forward about their experiences at a Feilding child care centre, which is under investigation.
This morning RNZ revealed more than 17 people had told the Ministry of Education the owner and manager of Pitter Patter Education Centre would lock toddlers in rooms as punishment and smack them.
The Pitter Patter Education Centre had its licence suspended for three weeks in November but has since reopened.
The Ministry is still investigating and says it has passed the complaints onto the police. Charlotte Cook reports.