Carpe Diem doesn’t have a parent’s committee at this moment. Usualy the parent’s committee meets on average four times a year, usually together with one of the day-care teachers.
At the meetings the members of the parent’s committee get a lot of information from the teacher about everything that has to do with the child-care center. The parent’s committee give us feedback about these matters and about other things the parents feel are important.
It is convenient when a teacher is present but the parent’s committee can also meet without the presence of a teacher, they have autonomy.
Besides their advisory tasks, the parent’s committee has another task: to support the director and day-care teachers with making our newsletter and help us with organizing parties (such as our annual summer party).
The Child-care Act (Wet Kinderopvang) states that having a parent’s committee is very important. To make sure that a parent committee can do its work properly, every child-care center is obliged to be connected to a complaint committee for parent’s committees, beside having a normal internal complaint procedure. Carpe Diem is therefore connected to the Complaint Committee for parent’s committees (Geschillencommissie Kinderopvang en Peuterspeelzalen). Click here for the website of the Complaint Committee.
If you are a parent of Carpe Diem and you would like to be a member of our parent’s committee you are welcome to join our parents!
You can register with the day-care teachers or directly at the director by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also use this address for questions or comments that you want to be put on the agenda of the parent’s committee!