About mama.codes

Our mission is to start all young children on their coding journey and give every young child the confidence and ability to code.

Coding is the new literacy. It is on the school curriculum in the UK from age 5 because it is important that every child is digitally literate in order to thrive and succeed in an increasingly digital world.

Our unique teaching method introduces children as young as three to coding through song, rhyme and storytelling using free kids’ coding App ScratchJr. Through following our creative coding projects, children of all backgrounds and learning styles are able to learn to code creatively with confidence. Most importantly they can have a lot of fun with code, and make full use of their bountiful imagination.

We also realise that a lot of the adults who support children with their learning, be they parents, teachers or carers, have never coded in their lives. Fear not! mama.codes makes it super easy for adults to support kids as they learn – we’ve even seen adults inspired by mama.codes to start their own coding journeys.

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What we do

We offer online learn-to-code projects, run kids’ code clubs and holiday workshops, supply lesson-ready materials to schools and pre-schools and run “parent hacks”… a relaxed and sociable way to get to grips with the coding curriculum and learn fun ways to support your child’s learning and enjoy healthier screentime as a family.

If you are interested in attending or hosting a home, school or business workshop, please contact hello@mama.codes

Work with us

We are expanding our network of code clubs and holiday workshops, if you are interested in training up to lead them in your local area, please contact us at hello@mama.codes

Our story

mama.codes was founded by Liane Katz, Luci Hindmarsh & Alice Thompson – three London mothers with digital backgrounds on a mission to promote digital literacy in young children. We started out wanting to find genuinely creative ways for our own children to use their screentime, and didn’t want our daughters (then aged 4-6) to miss out on the vital 21st century skill of coding.

We started out using ScratchJr to create projects to share with each other. Then we started running mama.codes “hacks” where we shared our projects with local parents and their kids. Suddenly our living rooms were filled with parents coding animated jokes over a drink and a slice of cake. We partnered with local London primary schools and specialist coding teachers to develop our curriculum packs for ages 3-5 and 5-7 and exhibited at the Bett 2017 EdTech show in January.

mama.codes materials and coding courses are also available under licence in Hong Kong via our local partner Creative Coding Kids.

MassChallenge UK 2016 Alumni Badges-UK

Team mama.codes is very proud to have been a finalist in MassChallenge UK 2016 – the most startup friendly accelerator on the planet. You can read more about our excitement here.

mama.codes is a Launchpad member of Besa, the British Educational Suppliers Association.