Parental and Family Support

How our Family Support Worker or Early Years Nursery Supervisor can help:
  • Friendly (non-judgemental) one-to-one support, listening to you and giving confidential advice and guidance

  • Give you the chance to meet with other parents and carers and socialise

  • Provide information about relevant services

  • Tell you about parenting and relevant courses

  • Put you in touch with support groups

  • Home visits

  • Confidentiality

  • Information

  • Help with a child’s behaviour

  • An opportunity to discuss concerns


Lynn McLean, Family Support Worker here at Highweek works with parents and carers in a range of ways, from basic advice to more intensive family work. Lynn runs various parenting programmes and a range of other courses for parents and carers.Lynn also offers pastoral or 1 -1 support for children who may need a little extra help at school or at the request of the family. Lynn is available to listen to parents/carers with any worries they may have that may be impacting on their children – this can be about home, school, behaviour, personal, financial or housing issues. She is able to offer advice, signpost or refer to other professionals if it is felt appropriate and agreed with the parent/carer.

Contact the school office to make an appointment.

Jacky Dawes, Early Years Nursery Supervisor here at Highweek works with children, parents and carers.  She can meet you at your child’s nursery or initial home visit.  Jacky works with individual children and small groups across the foundation stage.

Jacky supports children with speech and language development and with their social and emotional development. This work is in partnership with parents.  She can offer resources to aid children’s development. She works closely with Lynn McLean, our Family Support Worker and together they offer helpful sessions to parents.


If you have any concerns about your child, Jacky can be found in the Nursery, or contacted through the school office.  


Other resources – Treehouse Children’s Centre

Lynn Mclean and Jacky Dawes


Highweek Community Primary and Nursery School
Coronation Road
Newton Abbot
Devon, TQ12 1TX

Phone: 01626 216300

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