Appleton Roebuck Preschool is operated by Appleton Roebuck Preschool Groups (“ARPG”), a Charitable Incorporated Organisation which is regulated by the Charity Commission. ARPG is responsible for the management of Preschool. Our Preschool Manager and team is supported by ARPG trustees as well as a dedicated Preschool Committee. All of our volunteer trustees and Preschool Committee are members of ARPG and most are parents of children who currently attend the setting.
ARPG is proud to be a member of the Early Years Learning Alliance and is committed to furthering its aims of supporting children’s learning through play and to empower families to become involved in their child’s learning and development. You can find out more here
Family membership of ARPG is available to all parents and guardians of children attending any group operated by ARPG. Affiliate membership is also available to anyone interested in furthering the interests of ARPG and we welcome applications from the wider community. If you would like to get involved or learn more, please do get in touch.
The Preschool Committee
The Preschool management committee is responsible for the day to day management of the setting. It has a Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary who support Julie, the Preschool Manager.
As we are a registered charity, we are not a business operating for profit and as such, we try to keep our fees as low as possible. Our fees cover the day-to-day running costs, room hire, staffing, insurance and basic consumables
Sometimes we fundraise for specific things like play equipment but much of our fundraising ventures are about securing the longer term future of the Preschool Group.
Our income is dependent on the numbers of children who attend our sessions. At times though, the number of children in our area can be lower than at other times and this means our income reduces more than the associated costs. So we fundraise all year round, to ensure that we have sufficient funding, now and in the future, to carry on providing this quality and valued service at the heart of our community.