Nanny charged after infant twins found "non-responsive"

A NANNY who was looking after children without a Blue Card has been charged by police after newborn twins became non-responsive while in her care.

The Brisbane twins were each younger than three months.

They were rushed to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital on Monday after their mother was unable to wake them after she had a nap in-between feeds.

The twins were left in the care of a 41-year-old woman, who was not legally allowed to act as a nanny. She has now been issued with a notice to appear in court on September 26.

The twins began responding again about 20 hours after admission.

Fairfax Media reports there is no word yet on what caused the children to become unresponsive.

The Australian Nanny Association warned earlier this month of a case where a woman with a criminal record was illegally working as a nanny without the Working With Children Check or any other credible documents.

The nanny was hired through an online parents group, and had lied about their background.

The Australian Nanny Association encourages parents who intend to hire a nanny to recruit them from a professional nanny agency to ensure proper background checks are done.



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