Parents are involved in every aspect of the program including the creation and implementation of Yarm Gwanga’s policies and procedures, through the Yarm Gwanga Parent Advisory Committee. This committee consists of parent users and meets once a month.
Parent users elect this committee at the AGM. All parents are encouraged to attend and participate in the Annual General Meeting held in early March each year. The Committee is accessible to all parents at all times.
Their role is to act as a conduit for information and policy between Yarm parents, and the staff and Approved Provider of Yarm (the University). They also have an important fund-raising role; since Yarm is a not-for-profit business it runs on a very tight budget. In recent years, the Committee has raised funds for essential items and services such as the new turf in the top playground, new sleeping mats for the pre-school room, curtains, toys, and cooking equipment for Col.
Please become part of the life of the centre and nominate for the Advisory Committee, nominations are circulated in February of each year, all nominations are welcome.
The latest meeting dates are provided on the Yarm Gwanga homepage. All parents are welcome to attend. Meetings are usually from 1-2pm on the first Tuesday of each month. You can also approach your Committee representative in each room with concerns you have at any time.