Alfie Aldridge Walks Home – The 3-year-old decided to walk home only a couple of hours on his first day.
Alfie Aldridge walks home only a few hours of preschool. He ditched his teachers and scaled a 3-foot-wall, crossed a busy street in front of the nursery, and made it to his house in just 10 minutes. He even rang the doorbell to alert his mother.
When she answered the door, 27-year-old Samantha couldn’t believe what she was seeing. “When I opened the door and saw Alfie standing there I didn’t know what to think,” she said. The mother was glad to be at the house when he arrived, but it makes her feel sick to think what could have happened.
When she confronted school officials on her son’s break out, the staff had no clue the toddler went missing.
Alfie Aldridge Walks Home – How did he know the way?
According to the Surrey Commet, Alridge mentioned that she had only done the walk with her son twice, and that while the incident proves his cleverness, she was still “hysterical” when he knocked on the door. Despite an apology from the head teacher and the promise of a full investigation, the parent of four intends to send the toddler to a different nursery after she inspects their security precautions.
“I was shocked that he was there. I was happy and relieved that he was OK, but I was also angry and upset that staff at the nursery had let this happen.,” she said. “It’s a terrible thing for a mother to go through.” Samantha went on to say that people put their trust in the preschool to look after their children, but it didn’t happen in this case.
Eileen Bone, head teacher at Knoll Mead Primary said, “The school would like to apologise for the incident and assure parents measures we have taken will ensure their children can enjoy their education in the safe and protective environment that they rightly expect.”