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.

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.

About the founders

mama.codes was founded by Alice Thompson, Luci Hindmarsh and Liane Katz.

We are a London-based team, with a fascination for digital media and technology, who started out wanting to find genuinely creative ways for our kids to use their screen time. What we’ve created is a super fun, super inclusive way for kids to learn 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 our friends’ kids. Then we started working with local London primary schools.

MassChallenge UK 2016 Alumni Badges-UK

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

mama.codes Educator Packs

We’re also really excited to be taking our creative coding approach into primary schools.

We offer hands on workshops for teachers, children and parents. And provide ready to go resources that help teachers integrate fun coding activities across the curriculum from Florence Nightingale and the Fire of London through caterpillars and Wordsworth.

Do get in touch to find out how we can help the children at your school learn to code. Contact us at hello@mama.codes