MUDIAD Meithrin has recently achieved the Trusted Charity Mark award recognising the excellent work it does as a third sector organisation in Wales. Mudiad Meithrin is the first Welsh-medium organisation in Wales to achieve the Level 2 standard.

Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, Mudiad Meithrin CEO said:

“We are absolutely thrilled to have achieved the Trusted Charity Mark and are extremely proud of all the staff and volunteers who have all played a part in the process. We are also delighted to learn that we are the first Welsh-medium charity to achieve Level 2 Trusted Charity Mark throughout Wales and we hope that many other charities in Wales will follow our lead and work towards achieving this prestigious quality standard as well.”

Trusted Charity is part of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and is the only UK quality standard designed to help third sector organisations operate more effectively and efficiently. Mudiad Meithrin was assessed against the 11 standards of effective practice in Trusted Charity, including in governance, leadership and management, managing staff and volunteers and managing money, and proved to meet all standards.

Mudiad Meithrin staff celebrating their success

Mudiad Meithrin is a registered charity and aims to give every young child in Wales the opportunity to benefit from early years services and experiences through the medium of Welsh. The organisation has more than 1,000 early years settings throughout Wales which include:

Cymraeg for Kids Groups for families of young children and babies with the focus on increasing the numbers of Welsh speakers among families and children of nursery age.

Cylchoedd Ti a Fi weekly groups for parents/carers and children from birth through to compulsory school age to socialise, share experiences and to play together in an informal Welsh atmosphere.

Cylchoedd Meithrin (Welsh-medium playgroups) offering daily sessional care and Welsh-medium education for children 2 – 5 years old.

Day Nurseries providing quality full daycare and early education for children from six weeks old to school age in an attractive, safe, friendly and Welsh atmosphere.

Nick Snow, Trusted Charity Programme Manager, NCVO said:

“We are delighted for the trustees, staff and volunteers of Mudiad Meithrin that they have achieved the Trusted Charity Mark. We know that organisations using the Trusted Charity standard benefit by having better governance, better systems and procedures and better quality of services for their users and it is great that the community of Trusted Charity users in Wales is growing”.

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