Well the amount if people on here complaining that they missed it you'd wonder!
Somebody having it recorded at home is different to having it online unless you're going to invite the whole online population in to your home to view it when ever they feel like it. The parents have no doubt been through enough and their wishes should be respected. How you like footage of you child being abused like that online?
Giraffe are quite clearly not focused on the little ones and their welfare - They employed unqualified inexperienced and immature children to look after our kids purely to minimize their costs and maximize profits.MY husband and I were under the impression that our child was being cared or by a senior qualified professional. To think that my child may have been subjected to that kind of behaviour and treatment and the possible repercussions from this is terrifying - it seemed that strapping an infant that is barely walking to a chair sees to be the norm in Giraffe amongst other things which in my opinion should never have happened and should be dealt with seriously....Giraffe at this point need to close their doors and retrain and focus on opening a creche that is purely interested in the children and not the cash cow that it currently is - would not do them any harm to dig deep into the 14million profit from last year and employe some qualified professionals to care for our kids
The children's faces were blurred anyway. The parents shouldn't have a choice in the matter, it's a matter of public concern.
In fact I would be worried about parents who are so worried about risking "unsavoury types" seeing their children that they don't want such an important documentary to be shown. Do they also not let them out in public...?
Lets hope this is added to Netflix in the next update.
But they can't be identified and the parents don't need to keep looking at it if they don't want. As I said they're all just blurry lumps shuffling around the place, crying.
They're all the same. Only the parents would be able to pick out their own child among that crowd.
Appalled at some of the shameful behaviour shown. Absolutely abhorrent and ignorant treatment toward children. The actual conduct of the people supposed to be caring for the children was deplorable.
There were adults shown here who conducted themselves irresponsibly, selfishly, deceitfully, even cruelly in some instances, and should not be in supervision of children. Some of them seemed incapable of managing themselves emotionally. If a fully grown person cannot manage their own feelings, then how may they be responsible for those of a developing child?
A child should never be thrown around like an object, shouted at with anger, forced to be alone, or forcefully punished; essentially, shown aversion for simply being a child. The child has no capacity to regulate himself in these stages of early emotion - that is supposed to be the responsibility of the adult, to notice the child's states and skilfully help the child to develop.
Well done to the investigators and people behind the program for effectively showing people the reality, which includes how ineffective the HSE really is here.
It's amazing how some people's first instinct is always to hide everything away.
Well done for being observant and for taking your child out of the place. What you noticed re: infrequent nappy changing is a real indicator of lack of care. I've heard so many similar stories. It might be time to start an online name and shame. If the HSE won't publish their inspection reports, a site should be set up where parents can post them. Parents with children in the facilities are entitled to request them from the provider and if they will not provide it, the parents can get them from the HSE.
I find it strange that in 2013 some people are still of the opinion that mothers shouldn't' work but instead stay at home minding the kids. Being at home isn't necessarily the best place - studies in the US, show that children that go to a quality childcare facility perform better academically, cognitively and socially than kids at home. Also, the rate of cot deaths and accidents that require hospital treatment are lower for kids in creches than in the home.
Those "blurry lumps" are somebody's child.
oh sweet jesus, may I ask your age? Grow up not everyone is a child molester, some people want to view this as words dont seem to do it justice, perhaps a screen shot or two would add to the image. seriously, your attitude might be lapped up on joe duffy, but not really too popular on boards... imo of course
Unless I'm mistaken, it was shown. Parents shouldn't have a choice? Ah Jesus. Goodnight.
Indeed. But to us.
The parents know them. Won't be too happy that they were battered around the place BUT we don't know them. We wouldn't pick that baby out who was flung around the place if he was walking down the street in a line of babies. BUT we don't like what happened to them either BUT they're just a few breathing humans to us.
It's indecent to upload the footage online but not indecent to show it on national TV and broadcast it INTERNATIONALLY online live?? Clearly RTE's motives need to be questioned if they are going to be airing it over the internet.
I tuned into the tail end of the episode via the RTE player and saw the last 5 minutes of it and I'm living in the UK.
I'm actually a very liberal person. I'm also very career driven, but I don't see how taking a few years off work to raise your child should be viewed negatively, especially in their formative years when they are at their most vulnerable.
I wont have to worry about made up day reports, my toddler being strapped into a chair for 2 hours, being yelled at or items being viciously snapped out of his hands, isolated behind doors, the list from tonight's programme was endless. It was disgusting. Unfortunately you can never fully trust a stranger with your own child.
Like I said before, even if these horrific abuses weren't happening in certain crèches, tonight's programme just hit home to me this conveyer belt style of child care, that in itself I found sickening. Doesn't seem right.