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about us

Hi I'm Taela and I run the Mum's guide to Colchester wesbite and socail media pages. 

I live in Colchester with my soon to be husband, our 1 year old daughter and our labrador. 

We spend quite a bit of time outdoors usually with our dog and when we're not outdoors we enjoy messy play indoors or trying a local class out.  Ever since I became a mum I've been desperate to find a website that has all things parenthood in one place.  I don't know about you but I am forever googling 'things to do in the rain' or 'baby friendly restaurants' and everytime I'm presented with multiple websites that I need to sift through.  So when I heard about the 'Mum's guide to' websites I immediately know this was going to be the project for me.  

I will continue to build and add to this website as much as possible but I am by no means a local exppert, nor a parenting expert so if there is anything you think I'm missing from this site then please, please feel free to drop me and email [email protected] and let me know.  

I hope you enjoy the new website!

Taela x

About Mum’s Guide To Ltd

Mum's Guide To Ltd began in 2012 when four mums from Harpenden set-up a website to give local families in a comprehensive, one-stop shop to find all the information they needed about living in the area with children.  The site quickly grew to become the most popular site for Harpenden parents and carers. In 2017 the mums decided to spread their wings by launching Mum’s guide to UK giving parents across the country the opportunity to set up their own local Mum’s Guide To sites.

Our philosophy is quite simple:

  • Each site focuses on a single town and is run by local parents.
  • It covers children of all ages from bumps to teens.
  • It’s as comprehensive as possible - covering activities and things to do, parties, local facilities, services and child-friendly businesses.
  • We are pro-active about seeking out new businesses and keeping the information up-to-date.
  • A basic listing is always free so even the smallest groups and new businesses can be included.