The Voluntary Management Committee is a collection of individuals working together to undertake the running of Cylch Meithrin in the local community. The committee is the employer of the Cylch Meithrin’s staff and the committee has legal responsibility for the Cylch Meithrin.
The First Steps
The best way to start is to collect together a small number of people who share your interest and talk about what you can do. Even if they do not want to have a long-term role, they may be willing to contribute ideas and experience in the early stages.
If you intend to establish a new Cylch Meithrin, contact your local Mudiad Meithrin Support Officer .
It’s usually a good idea to hold an open meeting to launch the new committee, so that you can explain your aims, attract volunteers and make or strengthen useful contacts.
Promote your meeting by contacting local newspapers and radio stations and advertising on local social media pages.
Send an invite to:
- Your local Mudiad Meithrin Support Officer
- Local councillors, your Senedd Member and your Member of Parliament
- Other organisation working in a similar field (e.g. The Parent Teacher Association of the local Welsh-medium school, Menter Iaith, Clybiau Plant Cymru)
- Organisations that work with specific groups and communities
- Key local authority staff (e.g. County Child Care Team, Flying Start, Health Visitors)
- A representative from your County Voluntary Council
Those people who want to take a formal role in the Cylch Meithrin should then meet to form a management committee and adopt a constitution. The committee will need to determine a legal structure.
See below for a variety of marketing resources which will help you promote and advertise the public meeting, search for volunteers and promote the Cylch Meithrin or Cylch Ti a Fi’s services.