I work in a school in quite a disadvantaged area, although recently we have got a few middle-class families starting (I am in Reception). These parents are saying they feel a bit left out and don't really know the other parents as they come from other nurseries. One of the parent governors has suggested a breakfast/coffee morning to introduce parents to each other and I was wondering if anyone has got any experience of arranging this sort of thing? Although our parents are supportive most of the time, it can be tricky getting them to come to parents evenings, phonics workshops etc so I would like it to be something everyone feels comfortable with. The governor suggested that the parents come stay a bit longer on a Friday morning when they come to look at the children's work but I think it will be quite chaotic if the children are all around. We could do it after school but again it can be hard getting people in (they always have 'an appointment'). Has anyone ever organised anything like this? In my last school the parents all went to Cafe Nero every Monday but that was in quite a different kind of area.