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Dominican @ Orana Preschool Playgroup

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Charity no. 100022 Date registered. 17/07/2014

Public benefits

The benefits which flow from our purpose is that children receive an excellent pre-school education and become more knowledgeable; the environment and healthy living are promoted through projects we deliver. We have a formal curriculum (reading/play) and an informal curriculum (manners etc). These benefits are demonstrated through inspections by

the Department of Education and informal feedback from users of our service. There is no harm arising from our purposes. The beneficiaries are all children in the area (subject to our maximum enrolment numbers as set by the local Social Services). Our Committee and volunteers are all local folk and our parents in the main come from 'less well off' backgrounds. As a very 'public' preschool in the Newry area our ethos is well known to many. Staff members receive a private benefit of a salary. This is necessary to achieve our purposes and is therefore incidental.

What your organisation does

We provide preschool experiences to children aged between three and five years. Our playgroup is open to all children within that age group, but we do have a specific and widely recognised standing for meeting the preschool needs of children who have special educational needs. We also have developed expertise in dealing with the 'issues'

surrounding children from foreign national families who do not have English as a first language. Simply stated, our playgroup is committed to equality of opportunity for all within a recognising diversity framework.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education

Who the charity helps

  • Preschool (0-5 year olds)
  • Unemployed/low income
  • Women

How the charity works

  • Education/training
  • Playgroup/after schools
  • Volunteer development

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 May 2018

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 May 2017

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 May 2016

Charity accounts

Charitable purposes

We aim to enable all children to attain their fullest possible potentials – educational, social, physical and emotional – within a learning environment, which is friendly and child centred. The fostering of tolerance is a fundamental aim.

Governing document


Other name

  • 9 Trustees
  • 4 Employees
  • 3 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Peter Cunningham, 4 Warrenpoint Road, Newry, County Down, BT34 2PF

Trustee board

Dr Peter Cunningham Mbe; B.Ed(Hons); M.Sc.; M.Phil.; Ph
Mrs Patricia Cunningham Ba(Hons)
Mrs Fiona Toner
Mrs Diane Preece
Mrs Ciara O Callaghan
Mrs Jane Magill
Mrs Katrina Loughran
Mrs Nuala Duffy
Mrs Lorraine Byrnes

List of regions

  • Mid Ulster District Council
  • Newry, Mourne And Down District Council