**Updated** Daycare worker charged with sexually assaulting child at Halifax centre

**Updated at  9:49 a.m. on Tuesday**

A Halifax daycare provider is trying to reassure parents after one of its employees was charged with sexually assaulting a young child on the job.

Police say they were told on the evening of August 22nd that a man working at the Kids and Company daycare touched one of the children in a sexual manner earlier that day.

The man was suspended the same day from the facility (on Barrington Street).

Twenty-year-old Mitchell Casavechia of Cole Harbour turned himself in to police last Thursday and is now facing charges of sexual assault and sexual interference.

The company's area director -- Dorothy Morphy -- says he had been working with Kids and Company for less than four months, and that he had completed all the mandated checks.

Police were not releasing the child's age or gender.

The daycare has about 20 employees and 80 children.

Casavechia was released on numerous conditions, including not going to any daycare, playground or school, and to not be around youth under 16 except when in the company of their parent.

He is due in court on October 26th.