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Greedy kindergarten teachers in eastern China have been condemned for charging parents extra to give their children a cuddle.

Angry parents complained when they saw a new 8 GBP charge marked 'Confidence Class' on their monthly bill from the ShaoMao nursery, in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province.

"When we asked then what that meant, they admitted it was just a hug," explained one mum.

"The fee is supposed to cover one hug at the start of the day but I think trying to make money from a small child's affection is disgusting.

"And I don't really want my son being cuddled by a stranger," she added.

A spokeswoman for the kindergarten said: "In view of the strong opinions of parents, we have withdrawn the confidence class and will be paying back the money."

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