Preschool education is a vital public good. There is an overwhelming public interest in the provision of high quality early education to all children, regardless of their family circumstances.

Our usual way of dealing with scandals is to see them as vestiges of the bad old days, shadows cast by the past on our enlightened present. This is us(...)

The Giraffe Childcare and Early learning Centre, Belarmine, near Stepaside, Dublin.

The three crèches that are expected to feature in an RTÉ Primetime programme on childcare are each part of substantial business ventures.The Giraffe g(...)

The Giraffe Childcare and Early learning Centre, Belarmine, near Stepaside, Dublin. It said “clear evidence of inappropriate conduct in caring for young children by a particular staff member, who has already been suspended” had been uncovered and filmed during an investigation by an undercover reporter.

A south Dublin creche has admitted “unacceptable conduct” by one of its staff in the way in which they dealt with children in their care. (...)