Staying In Tonight?


RTÉ can reveal that one of the owners of the Hyde & Seek Childcare crèche chain in Dublin, Anne Davy, is to step down and take no future role in front line childcare provision as a result of findings to be revealed in an RTÉ Investigates documentary.

The programme to be broadcast tonight, went undercover to look at standards of care in the company…RTÉ had two undercover researchers successfully apply for childcare positions with the Hyde & Seek company….


RTÉ Investigates: Crèches, Behind Closed Doors at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.

Crèche owner to stand down after concerns raised over care (RTÉ)


9 thoughts on “Staying In Tonight?

  1. Donal

    How can an individual with such a deficient previous record relating to childcare be allowed continue to profit from childcare? And surely the level of profits accrued is only due to cutting corners in the care provided, particularly in relation to staff numbers?

    1. Qwerty123

      This!!! 2 convictions already, changed names multiple times, it’s sickening.

      Thanks blueshirts

      “Some of those issues observed include the failure of Hyde & Seek management to ensure staff were garda-vetted before working with children.
      Tusla regulations state that vetting must be completed before a staff member is allowed any access to children, but this did not happen.”

      How can she not serve jail time for this?

  2. GiggidyGoo

    She’s stepped down from being involved in the physical activity of taking care (words used loosely) of the children. She will still be active in running the business.

    1. eoin

      Kinda like Josepha Madigan, isn’t it?

      Didn’t Alan Shatter and James Reilly put their stakes in their firms in a blind trust when they were appointed minister. Did Josepha do the same? If she did, she kept quiet about it.

  3. eoin

    Don’t HIQA close down an average of a handful of nursing homes every year?

    How many creches has Tusla ever closed down?

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