We are not a co-op nursery: we do not require work, skills, or hours from parents. But UNOW is truly co-operative in the sense that the staff members work as closely as possible with the parent of each child, both to extend the love and security of the home environment to the school setting and to enable parents to complement the work and goals of the Nursery within the home.
Parent participation is achieved through conferences with teachers, volunteer assistance with special school projects and fund-raising events. Parents also elect the parent representatives who comprise the majority of the Board of Directors. The Board oversees the UNOW policies, its finances, and its development.