THE heartbroken dad of a nine-month-old boy who died after a medical emergency at nursery has paid tribute to "our world".
Oliver Steeper passed away in hospital last Wednesday – six days after falling ill at Jelly Beans Day Nursery in Ashford, Kent.
It is believed the tragic youngster may have choked to death.
His dad Lewis Steeper has now paid tribute to his son in an emotional post.
He said: "Our baby boy, our world, sadly lost his battle and passed away peacefully in our arms.
"We have been so blessed with him in our little family for the nine months he was here, bringing us joy and happiness every second of the day."
Lewis and Oliver's mum left a card among flowers placed by mourners outside the nursery.
It read: "To our baby boy, you were taken too soon. We'll always be with you and you with us.
"We will never forget you, we will love you forever. Mummy and Daddy xxx."
A JustGiving page has now been launched to the help the family and has raised more than £9,000.
Nicola Huggett, who started the page, said: "On 29th September, baby Oliver Steeper passed away peacefully in hospital after a short battle.
"Oliver was such a joy to everyone that knew him, with a cheeky little smile that you couldn't help but love. He will forever be remembered by his loving family.
"This fundraiser is for Zoe and Lewis, to bring them a little bit more time without added financial worries."
Oliver was rushed to hospital after suffering a medical emergency on September 23.
After the tragedy, the nursery was shut due to "safeguarding concerns".
Oliver's death came five years after a toddler was given an overdose of prescription medication at the daycare centre.
An Ofsted spokesman said: "We have suspended the nursery's registration due to serious safeguarding concerns.
"It will remain closed while investigations continue."
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