A bullying childminder has been jailed for ten months for force-feeding and mistreating toddlers in her care.
Clare Cartwright, 32, lost patience with the youngsters, aged between one and three, and stuffed food into their mouths until some were physically sick.
The registered childminder – herself a mother – also held a three-year-old girl under a cold tap when she refused to eat.
She ran the Little Nippers nursery from her home in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Her teenage staff described her as a ‘bully’ and she regularly swore in front of the children.
She pleaded guilty to four counts of child cruelty which took place over seven months in 2009.