The Friends of The Prepatoria is a volunteer group of parents, staff and our wider community supporters.

A bit like a school PTA, our Friends of Prepatoria (FOP for short) is a fun, friendly and proactive group.

All parents and carers of children at The Prepatoria nursery, pre-school or school, and all teaching and non-teaching staff are automatically members of the FOP. Those who are interested in being more involved with activities or the committee are warmly welcomed.


Helping to further enhance the Prepatoria experience

The Friends of The Prepatoria supports The Prepatoria in the following ways:


Raising money for things that enhance the nursery, pre-school and school experience for children and team. For example: special offsite visits, onsite experiences and transport.

Improving The Prepatoria’s community spirit and further strengthening the relationships with our families. As well as engaging with the local community. 

Holding events where parents, carers, children and staff can socialise and get to know each other better.

Sharing ideas, knowledge, connections and skills with the aim of enhancing the experience of our children and families whilst at The Prepatoria.

Fundraising activities

We’ve successfully tried out a few different fundraising initiatives, and we’re sure there are lots more ideas, connections and resources available within the Prepatoria wider community; if you can help, please get involved!

Here’s a few examples of our initiatives. 

Carboot cash

Thanks to the generous donations of goods, and the hard work and early start from the volunteers involved in the Friends of Prepatoria carboot pitch. Funds raised are going toward enhancements for the toddler centre.  

Funday Feast

A relaxed social gathering with toys, games, and a wonderful Sunday roast prepared by a former pro chef parent. Excellent team effort and donated raffle prizes. The funds raised helped purchase all the booster seats for the Prepatoria minibus. 

Childrens’ Artwork

Childrens’ wonderful self portraits and handprints across The Prepatoria were preserved in print on our unique Christmas tea towels.


Raise money with your online shopping in just a click

You can raise money for The Prepatoria every time you shop online at no cost to you. We’ve registered with easyfundraising®, the UK’s biggest charity shopping fundraising site. It’s simple to use and it’s free.

1. Get started

Choose The Friends of Prepatoria to support then join for free

2. Start shopping

Visit retailers and then shop online as normal

3. Raise donations

The Prepatoria receives free donations

How can you get involved?

Whether you would like to help out occasionally with events, can attend the meetings to keep in touch and share ideas or as an active committee member, we’d love for you to join in – all ideas are welcomed. If you have any questions, please contact Principal, Jane Smalley in the first instance, or get in touch with the committee directly via email.


Current Treasurer: Liz Gilbert
Current Chairperson: Sarah Golden

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