Childcare manager ran racist blog, claimed that Muslims ‘smell of curry and have a stupid religion’

A childcare centre manager behind a racist internet blog has been found guilty of misconduct by the care workers’ watchdog. Helen McClymont also leaked confidential information about children in her care on her daily blog, called “Helen’s Life”.

Now, the care manager faces being banned from working with children after an inquiry found she showed “ingrained attitudes of prejudice and racism”.

On her web page she ranted about Muslims, saying that “they smell of curry and have a stupid religion”.

The childcare worker, manager of Steelrings day care centre for children in Paisley, also posted racist remarks about Italians, Venezuelans and black people, while working at the centre earlier this year.

Scotsman, 3 December 2010