Thursday 24 August 2017

Strange society that prefers a creche to a proper loving home

The children’s playground at Links Creche at Abington in Malahide, Co Dublin
The children’s playground at Links Creche at Abington in Malahide, Co Dublin

Who's going to mind the children and how well are they going to do it? That's the question before us after 'Prime Time' revealed mistreatment of children at some of our creches.

At the outset let's say this: there is no magic bullet here. It is simply not possible to set up a foolproof system in which all children will always receive the best possible care. In any case, there isn't even agreement on what the best possible care is.

Different parents and different child development experts have different opinions on how best to care for children and always will.

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