We at Donegal Community Playgroup & Montessori pride ourselves in providing your child with a happy carefree atmosphere and carers you can trust. We have a careful selection and recruitment process and only hire those with a caring fun loving nature, a shared vision and those who agree to work by our policies and procedures. All our staff hold relevant qulifications in childcare, are trained in First Aid and Child Protection and are fully Garda vetted.
Each core staff member has responsibility for a particular area of our Curriculum and has responsibility for developing fun activities and carefully tailoring our Curriculum to meet the development needs and interests of the children in our care.
We are proud to have a dedicated staff team who regularly update their training and take part in relevant workshops and seminars in order to continue to provide the best possible care for your child.
Meet our Team
Orla is our group Manager and has worked in Donegal Playgroup since 2007. Orla over seen the building of the new facility and is now responsible for the day to day running of the Playgroup. As well as a Childcare qualification she has a Higher Certificate in Community and Family Studies, is qualified in First Aid and Child Protection and is currently the Child Protection Officer and Inclusion Co-ordinator for the group.
Anne Claire has worked in Donegal Playgroup since 2007. She began as Playgroup Leader and went on to become the group leader for both Playgroup and Montessori in 2009. Anne- Claire has an Honours degree in Early Years Care and Education and a Diploma in Montessori. She is qualified in First Aid and Child Protection.
Lorraine Mc Nern
Wendy is our Deputy Leader and has also worked in Donegal Playgroup since 2007. She has a Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education, a Higher Certificate in Childcare and a Cert in teaching English as a second language. She is also qualified in First Aid and Child Protection.
Lorraine is one of our Montessori Teachers and also works with our children with additional needs . She has worked in Donegal Playgroup since 2009. She holds a Diploma in Montessori Teaching and a Certificate in Childcare. She is also trained in First Aid and Child Protection.
Tori is our Childcare Assistant. She has worked in Donegal Playgroup since 2016. She holds a Certificate in Childcare and is currently studying for a level 7 in Special Educational Needs. She is also trained in First Aid.
CES Childcare Assistant
Anne is a trainee Childcare Assistant. She joined our team in 2015 as part of her Community Employment Scheme and is expected to remain with us until December 2018. She is currently completing her studies in Childcare and is trained in First Aid and Child Protection.
CES Childcare Assistant
AMY is also a trainee Childcare Assistant and is the newest member of our group. She joined our team in early 2017 as part of her Community Employment Scheme and is expected to remain with us until December 2019. She continuing her studies and already hols a Certificate in Childcare. She is trained in First Aid and Child Protection.
"Staff are so responsible and welcoming. They always have the childrens interests ay heart".
M Mc G - Parent