About Us

The Meet-A-Mum Association originated in the United Kingdom in 1982 as a support and resource group to assist new mothers. The Bermuda chapter of the Meet-A-Mum Association (“MAMA”) was formed in 1986. Since then, MAMA has evolved to serve all kinds of families whether it’s a mum, dad, grandparent, or nanny minding the children. Whether you’re new to the island or just new to parenthood, MAMA is a valuable resource for information on raising young children in Bermuda, and provides new members with a social network of support.

From the start, MAMA provides its members with helpful information. Each new member receives a New Member’s Guide, which covers numerous aspects of life in Bermuda with small children. The guide discusses various issues such as: healthcare for the whole family; schools (nursery, pre-school and primary levels); babysitting; fun activities for the whole family to enjoy; MAMA weekly playgroups; playgrounds; parks; beaches; pets; and other useful information.

MAMA continues to keep its members updated with a monthly newsletter called The Stroller. The Stroller tells members about: MAMA social events; MAMA weekly playgroups; and includes links to our Affiliates’ websites.

Socially, MAMA is very active. Aside from its playgroups (there is one every weekday in various parishes), each month MAMA holds a variety of events. There are four major events held each year – an Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Fair, Fall Festival and Christmas Party. There are also smaller events held each month. Some events are for children, such as treasure hunts, craft mornings/afternoons, or fun days. Some events are for mums, such as ladies’ nights out. Some events are just for dads, such as daddy/child fishing trips. Other events are devised to give parents a break from the routine, a relaxing evening cruise or romantic dinner for two. Plus, MAMA stays active during the summer so there is always something to do!

Benefits of membership

  • The provision of information through: New Member’s Packs, the monthly newsletter ‘The Stroller’, MAMA Information Postcard, MAMA website, members-only emails, membership directory and online services.
  • Access to our Contact Mum to get you started in MAMA.
  • Invitations to members’ only events, lectures and demonstrations.
  • Discounted access to weekly playgroups across the island.
  • Access to bilingual playgroups (open to everyone) where kids and caregivers can converse in their non-English language.
  •  Access to social events, some of which are fully or partially subsidised by MAMA.
  •  Free advertising (nanny shares, items for sale, yard sales etc) in The Stroller and on website.

 

Our Mission

To connect families with fun! We provide information, activities, events and contacts to support and inform parents and caregivers of young children.

 

Our Goals

  • To bring families together and thus provide a support network for the parent and child.
  • To be available to assist and respond to the needs of our members.
  • To provide opportunities to meet and socialise.
  • To provide up to date information on MAMA and its activities as well as community activities relevant to young families.