Buggybuddys is the No.1 FREE Online Guide & Community for Families in Perth.

Our website has everything families need to get the most out of living in Perth. You’ll find Perth’s largest family events calendar, activities, things to do, places to go and reviews of your local parks, restaurants, events etc.

Not only that but we have the largest social network community in WA. Families can search for other families nearby or with the same interests/needs and arrange their own playdates and playgroups.

Buggybuddys is not a kids directory like some other websites – we are a community for families all around Perth. We offer free community event advertising such as school fetes and we keep our advertising prices affordable to give every business, no matter how small, the chance to come and join the Buggybuddys community.
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Introducing Lorraine Swart and Jennie McNichol...aka Buggybuddys

Lorraine and Jennie met in February 2011 after migrating to Australia from England.  They had both built-up a social network of friends and family back in the UK and upon arriving in Perth, suddenly had none...yikes! Their kids were desperate to make new friends as were both Mums, so they quickly went online and met each other through an online discussion forum.

After a few playdates and meeting other mums who also wanted to make new friends for their families, the idea of Buggybuddys was born and the Buggybuddys brand is becoming a known entity amongst families in Perth.


Lorraine Swart  - Owner/Sales & Marketing Director
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Lorraine Swart   Lorraine has spent 23 years in the PR & Marketing industry working for some very very large internationally recognised IT companies as well as a few boutique one's.  During her career Lorraine worked her PR magic with some well known retailers and banks back in London, including Tesco, Marks and Spencers and Barclays Bank.  
When Web 2.0 hit the media maniac's Lorraine was instrumental in positioning her organisation at the forefront of this cutting edge terminology and technology...resulting in a well sort after research report with soundbites quoted in news articles across the world...the Financial Times, The Sun (don't ask!!) and even reached Australia's own Sydney Herald and Post.   Whilst working with a cutting edge social media consultancy Lorraine got first insight into how powerful a marketing and PR tool the internet can be.  Using these tools and techniques Lorraine and Jennie are bringing this social media and word of mouth phenomenon to Perth with their Buggybuddys concept...helping families find friends
Jennie McNichol - Owner/Editor/Social Media Manager
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  Jennie, mother of 2, has spent 10 years working for BBC studios in London in the role Production Co-ordinator. She has had the privilege of working on some of the UK's most high profile television shows such as 'Friday Night with Jonathan Ross', 'Parkinson' and 'Children in Need' and films such as 'Atonement' and 'Starter for Ten'. She was also responsible for assisting in the planning and co-ordination of several of the Apple UK product launches.
Jennie feels that her experience in dealing with demands of some of the world's most recognisable (and demanding) celebrities have prepared her for the the challenging role of motherhood. Having to deal with requests such as 'X will not come and do her rehearsal unless she gets her tea served in a cup not a mug' and 'Y will only entertain white furniture in her dressing room' are very similar to the demands now placed on her by her 5 & 8 year old daughters!
Jennie loves gathering information and has set herself the task of making sure that the Buggybuddys website contains every piece of useful information that will make families lives in Perth easier and full of fun! Jennie's motto is "If we don't know about it, it isn't worth knowing!"
Georgia Millad - Newsletter Editor/Writer

A dedicated fulltime mom to two gorgeous girls, Georgia has a background in Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing, and helps put together the weekly Buggybuddys newsletter. She also contributes blogs and reviews of kid friendly places and events around Perth. She plans to grow her proofreading and editing business part-time.

Kate Vallance - Writer
  Kate has 2 children (16 months apart - ha ha!) and after spending a few years at home when they were little she is now back working part time as a Financial Advisor. Kate is originally from London where she got her degree from the London School of Economics and then worked in Project Management in the City, before moving to Australia in 2002. She re-trained in Australia and started working as a Financial Advisor. Kate loves holidays 'down south' in the Margaret River region and her favourite holiday destination at the moment is Dunsborough. She contributes to Buggybuddys by writing reviews on kid friendly places to eat at and visit around Perth and down south. 
Estabelle Ang - Writer

Estabelle is a mum to an active and curious 22 month old boy. Originally from Singapore, Estabelle obtained her PhD in orthopaedics and is currently focusing on bone regeneration research. She met her husband in Perth and have settled down here since and agrees that Perth is one of the best places earth to raise a family. When not in the laboratory, Estabelle enjoys running and just being out and about with her family. And yes, she enjoys her coffee too. She is very excited to be part of the Buggybuddys team and looks forward to showing you more kid friendly places to go and places to see.

Jacqui Snelgar - Writer    
  Jacqui is a stay-at-home mother of 4 currently studying towards Diploma in Early Childhood Education who enjoys keeping busy and being out & about with her family.
Stephanie Rae - Writer    

Stephanie has always had a love for writing. From a very young age her mother introduced her to the wonderful world of books and encouraged her interest in creative writing by always having a pen and paper at the ready to capture inspiration. Stephanie would go on to complete a year at Edith Cowan University studying Writing and Drama and achieving high distinctions in the fields. Alas her literary world made way for her new love and future husband. Fourteen years and two crazy kids later, being Mum to her six year old son and three year old daughter is a joyous achievement with the most gratifying comical perks.Stephanie is also the owner of two Music and Movement Programs Jazzie Cazzies and Pirates and Pirouettes where she dons a tutu and the occasional parrot and gleefully dances and entertains children under five in the southern suburbs of Perth. Stephanie is also part of the Bollywood Dance Studio team where she is both a teacher and performer. When she does find the time, writing is always a great outlet and being part of the Buggybuddys team is a surreal honour!


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