Looking for groups and activities for you and your child in and around your local area?

Looking for information on family relevant friendly local businesses and services?

Want to start or grow your own business but not sure where to start? Or looking for a family friendly job to fit around your life and family?

Then welcome to Mums that Can! Click on your local area below or in the menu above and find out more!

What We Do

Being a mum is one of the hardest jobs you can do, and us mums need all the support we can get to stay whole and keep a sense of self in amongst the craziness of family life.

Mums That Can provides useful information relevant for women in their local and surrounding areas.

We aim to help you answer all those questions floating around in your head: where is the children's centre? What groups can I visit with my child today? How am I going to fill up my day without the CBeebies repeats? Am I ever going to have a life again?

For mums looking for something to do with their little (and not so little) ones, we have information on local baby groups, mums and tots toddler groups, and activities for older children.

We provide a cost effective web presence for relevant local and national businesses and services (whether they are run by mums or not), and support local women with children setting up or growing their own businesses and finding family-friendly employment.

So click on your local area, take a look at these pages and see how we can help! If your local area isn't here, get in touch and let us know you need us!

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Whether you're looking for a sanity-saving new baby or toddler group, a good local business or even that dream mum-suitable job, we can help!

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It takes a village to raise a child

- African Proverb

Our blog

Have look at what our editors and contributors and thinking and wiring about today.

Mother Nature Has Thrown Me A Curve Ball! By Lisa Mulvaney

Mother Nature has thrown me a curve ball! By Lisa Mulvaney

In September my daughter started big school. Faye-Marie is the youngest of my two children and after 9…

A Day In The Life Of A Stressed Local Mum By Karen Denmark

A day in the life of a stressed local mum by Karen Denmark

Early morning and alarm time again! The nights are never long enough to prepare me to face the…

Dear Diary……… By Rachel Gibson

Dear Diary……… By Rachel Gibson

Dear (slightly allegorical) diary... Time unknown – let's call it 6.45: Peel open half an eye as I…

Training for nannies, other childcare workers & parents

We have an amazing range of courses running during the year, all of which are designed specifically for nannies and those caring for children.


Please visit our website for more information on the following courses-


Common Core Skills (1 day)-
A fabulous grounding for those wishing to begin a career as a Nanny or for anyone already working in the industry but now wishing to become Ofsted registered. £155 including a certificate, lunch & refreshments.

Maternity Nurse Course (2 days)-                                 

Ideal for experienced childcare professionals looking to specialise as a maternity nurse.  £475 including a certificate, lunch & refreshments.


Paediatric First Aid (6 hours)-                                    

This course is suitable for Ofsted registration. It is perhaps the most important course for anyone involved with caring for children. £75 including a certificate & refreshments.


Paediatric First Aid (12 hours)- 

Suitable for all childminders and childcare professionals working in a setting. £115 including a certificate & refreshments.


Food Hygiene Course (3 hours)-

This course covers everything you need to know about safe food preparation. £45 including a certificate.


Common Childhood Illnesses (3 hours)-

This intense course will cover everything you need to know to become a more confident child carer or a parent. £45 including a certificate.

If you would like any more information please do get in touch at training@ginghamkids.co.uk

To book a course please visit our training diary.

The content of these courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD).