A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy required plastic surgery to his hand after allegedly being struck with a rock by another child at nursery school.

Logan Winters was attending Dunbar Primary School’s nursery last Tuesday when mum Lisa received a phone call saying that her son had been injured.

Logan’s dad John Winters hurried to pick the distraught youngster up before taking him to the town’s medical practice, where he was found to have two broken fingers on his left hand and a cut to the head.

Lisa told the Courier that she was upset with the lack of answers from staff at the nursery regarding how the incident happened, with the mum believing another child at the nursery had caused the injuries. She has submitted a formal complaint to East Lothian Council.

She said: “I am making a formal complaint to the head of education as the nursery has failed, I believe, their duty of care to provide a safe and secure environment for my child.

“Why were these children left unsupervised?

“Why where there rocks in the children’s play area?

“Why, even after the first strike of the rock on Logan’s head, did nobody react to his screams? 

“This is obviously a serious, shocking and traumatic incident that has occurred and could have resulted in my child losing his life.

“Logan will not be returning to Dunbar Nursery. So far the nursery have responded with their apologies and that the child has been moved to another class and they will meet with the parents regarding the behaviour.”

Lisa, 37, says she has yet to hear back from East Lothian Council regarding the complaint.

But she has also vowed not to send Logan’s younger sister, Romyn, to the nursery.

Lisa told the Courier how she received a phone call from the nursery saying there had been accident.

She said: “It was quite a calm phone call from the receptionist saying: ‘Can you come and collect Logan? He has hurt his fingers, we don’t know what he has done.’

“There was no inclination that it was a really serious incident.

“I was at home with Romyn and could not leave and I phoned my partner John Winters to go and get him.

“The next thing I heard, I got a phone call from John saying they were on the way to the doctors’ surgery and Logan was screaming down the phone. John was telling me to phone the school and that he was taking him to the doctors because he had two finger nails missing and a cut to the head.”

Logan, who is due to go back to hospital next week, told his dad that another child had hit him on the head with a rock and then the hand.

A spokeswoman for East Lothian Council said the local authority could not comment on individual cases, adding: “We take all concerns seriously and are looking into this as a matter of priority.”

Councillor Paul McLennan, who represents Dunbar, agreed that it was an issue which needed to be looked into.

He said: “From my point of view, it is really important to get to the bottom of the issue and find out if there are any procedural issues needing tightened up to make sure it does not happen again.

“I also want to pass on my best wishes to the boy.

“I will be asking questions to find out what has happened.”