Toddler has head shaved at London nursery school as pre-schoolers are left to play with electric razor

Julie Muir posted this picture of her two-year-old daughter's shaved head Credit: Facebook/Julie Muir

A two-year-old girl has had part of her hair shaved off with an electric razor at a nursery in Battersea, south London.

Helena O'Connor was left with a bald patch after a three-year-old boy in her class at Destiny Kids Nursery on Coplestone Road, was given access to the clippers.

Her mother Julie, 34, put a picture of her daughter's shorn head on Facebook in a post that has been shared more than 6,700 times.

Julie tells ITV News London about the head-shaving incident:

The incident occurred nursery during a hairdressing "role-playing" session earlier this month, the Mirror reported.

CCTV footage of the incident showed the boy running the razor twice over Helena's head, but the nursery said it did not notice because the little girl didn't cry.

Julie Muir's two-year-old daughter was shaved with electric clippers Credit: Facebook/Julie Muir

Ms Muir, a charity worker from Clapham, said that nursery staff told her the clippers - which she described as "dirty" - would enhance the children's play.

She has reported the matter to Ofsted and Wansworth Council, who both told ITV News London that they are investigating the incident.

The nursery has apologised and suspended a member of staff over the incident.