FAQ’s?

How much does MOPS cost?

Not much at all really!  The cost varies from group to group depending on several factors, but most groups charge a few pounds each meeting. This covers refreshments, MOPPETS creche (for daytime groups), creative materials etc. Check with your local group regarding fees.

I already go to a playgroup with my child. How is MOPS different?

MOPS is about you as a woman and a mum, and offers an opportunity for your needs to be met. MOPS will give you some time out (there is a creche for daytime groups) to drink a hot cup of tea, have adult chat, and be inspired with encouragement and new ideas. When you take care of yourself, you are in better shape to take care of your children. Better mothers make a better world!

I am not a Christian and I don’t go to church or anything. Can I still come to MOPS?

MOPS welcomes ALL mothers of preschoolers regardless of age, marital status, race, religion, creed, or national origin. MOPS is a wonderfully diverse group of women, making it a completely unique system of support.

I can’t find a MOPS group listed in my area. Why is this?

MOPS UK is continually searching for churches around the country to begin new MOPS groups. In order to start a MOPS group, volunteers and resources are needed to develop and sustain it. Please contact us if you are interested in starting a group in your area! We would love every mother in the UK to be able to access a MOPS group.

My child is three years old and has just started preschool nursery.  Am I allowed to still come to MOPS?

Yes. MOPS is not a mother-and-toddler playgroup; we exist to meet the needs of mothers with preschool-aged children from 0 through 5.  Mothers are very welcome at MOPS with or without their preschooler.

Is childcare available during MOPS?

Yes. MOPPETS is a structured, organised childcare program run by people who care about your child. For more detailed information about the program, please see MOPPETS.

I see that there is a MOPS group near me. Can I just show up at the next meeting?

Please call or email the contact person from the group before you come as some groups have a waiting list.

I attended a MOPS group overseas. Is MOPS UK the same?

MOPS UK is part of MOPS International, though you may find some aspects of MOPS in the UK different.