said 11 months, 4 weeks ago:
@alisonchandler-bird – I also like Groups just as @amyhallbiz mentioned. They are very friendly places because you get notifications when people post (either in an e-mail but people can turn that off, or at the notifications bar at the top of the page, or in a little number next to your Groups).
But one thing I don’t like about them is you can’t advertise them, add apps, and they can get spammy. I think if the Group is working well for you – sounds like a natural community of parents -then keep it. You can add a Fan Page if you think that you need the branding but then you have the upkeep of both. If you do add a fan page make sure you know the purpose of it.
Facebook doesn’t take control of a Page you have started but they may classify it as a “Community Page”.