Ray Montessori School

Ray, Falcarragh, Co Donegal

Directress: Mary Harkin

About Ray Montessori School

Meet the Staff

Mary Harkin

Mary Harkin

Classroom Leader/Designated Person in Charge

A.M.I. 3-6 years Montessori Diploma

Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years

Children’s First Safeguarding Training

FAR First Aid Training

Kate Ferry

Kate Ferry

Classroom Assistant/

Deputy Person in Charge

Fetac level 6 in Childcare

Children’s first Safeguarding training

FAR First Aid Training

Sharon Mc Clafferty

Sharon Mc Clafferty

Classroom assistant/

A.M.I. Support Teacher

Fetac level 5 in Childcare

Children’s first Safeguarding Training

Paediatric First Aid

The designated person in charge or the deputy person in charge named above will be on the premises at all times during the opening hours of Ray Montessori School. The deputy person in charge will assume the position of person in charge in the absence of the regular person in charge


Policies and Procedures

Admission Policy

It is the policy of Ray Montessori School to offer a preschool service that is open to all families of the community. We will operate an open and fair Admissions procedure.

Inclusion Policy

Ray Montessori School is committed to provide an early childhood preschool service that is fully inclusive for all children, reguardless of ability, need, background, culture, race, religion, gender or economic circumstance.

The needs of all children will be met by planning and providing an age appropriate programme and developmentally appropriate activities and equipment to ensure the holistic development of each and every child attending the service.

Families interested in enrolling their child / children in Ray Montessori School will be given an equal opportunity for admission on a first come first served basis in accordance with our Admission Policy.

Ray Montesori School acknowledges and respects the beliefs and cultures of all children and their families attending the sercice and will work in partnership with families to ensure that their child’s cultures are met to the best of our ability.

Access to any supports required to provide a high level overall programe and a fully inclusive environment for any child with special educational or physical needs will be sought form the appropriate bodies in partnership with parents / guardians.


Privacy Notice

Here at Ray Montessori School we take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information as a means to communicate with you - to share important information and updates or news relevant to the service or your child.

All confidential and personal information about children attending this service, their parents or guardians will be held in a secure filing cabinet away from public areas and can only be accessed by authorised personnel. Management, data controllers and designated Child Protection Liaison persons, in relation to child safety and in line with our Child Protection Policy and Safeguarding Statement, will only share this data.

Please note that information may need to be disclosed to authorised third parties. This service will always check validity of any requests. The following list includes such organisations:

Click on the link below to download the "Ray Montessori School Consent Form"