However, I am worried, as apparently, one of the 3 crèches involved in the scandal, had an inspection in the last 3 months & no problems were found in general!! To me, they had to know that an inspector was calling & the socks were pulled up! So can these inspection results really paint a true picture of what is going on in our crèches? This has me really worried. Do the dept have to give crèches notification of an inspector calling? I don't know how that particular inspection found everything fine in general - (I can't remember which of the three it was). But they must have known about it as that inspector did not see a child crying/choking & being screamed at & slammed into a seat!!! If a crèche gets tipped off, then whats the point! Easy to put on a show! OK I know there are good crèches out there, but we really need to question the way they are inspected as well.
Saw the below article in online in the star, let's hope a year is the absolute minimum.
http://www.thestar.ie/star/creche-staff ... r-in-jail/