Community service? Female sentencing discount strikes again.
Just look at the case - she's failed to plead guilty and tell the truth at any opportunity (nevermind at an early stage) and even came up with the false allegation of it being a self-inflicted wound. Community service might be appropriate for beig so dishonest, but knife crimes and child neglect deserve jail time, and plenty of it!
Young men get huge sentences just for possessing a knife for self defence purposes in many cases, yet she's way ahead of them and actually used it to commit violence against a child in her own care.