Following the Garda probe into staff behaviour at three creches in the Dublin area, concern is now being expressed about the regularity and rigour of HSE creche inspections, and also the fact that whereas nursing home and school inspection reports are published by the DES and the HSE, creche inspection reports must be obtained under FOI
Parents left in the dark over findings of inspections into childcare facilities - Independent.ie
Recent reports have also commented on the short or inadequate training of some childcare personnel.
The recent Garda probe comes on foot of an RTE programme --not yet broadcast--which involved a reporter posing as a care worker with hidden cameras in creches in Dublin
How well informed are parents of what is really happening in their child's creche?