Shocking CCTV has emerged showing a teacher beating, kicking and slapping two young girls during a dance class.
The female tutor has been sacked after the video clip highlighting shocking child abuse came to light.
The footage was captured at Jihui Kindergarten in Huoqiu county, Anhui Province.
The teacher is seen knocking a little girl to the ground before repeatedly kicking her.
She is also seen slapping another girl around the face and pulling the youngsters by their hair.
The teacher is also seen dragging and throwing the children, who are clearly distressed and crying, around the classroom.
The local Education Bureau issued a statement saying that the teacher was dismissed last Saturday, and a judicial inquiry is underway.
China’s 2006 Law on the Protection of Minors explicitly outlines that corporal punishment in kindergartens and schools is illegal
It says: “Teaching and administrative staff in schools, kindergartens and nurseries and faculty members shall respect the personal dignity of the minors, and may not subject them to corporal punishment or corporal punishment in disguised form, or commit any other act that humiliates the personal dignity of the minors.”