How it works

Step 1: Give us a few details

Complete the Sign Up form, choose your school(s) and whether you'd like to pay for the Premium service.

 

If you don't see your school in the list, select 'Other' and enter the name of the school.  

 

If we're not currently serving your school you will be asked if you'd like to help set up the school - by providing information and/or bringing other parents on board.

 

We currently require at least 5 parents in a single class or 20 parents in a school to have signed up before we can set the school up. After submitting the form you'll have an opportunity to automatically send a message to other parents to sign up. 


Step 1a for Gmail users: Authorisation (Beta testing)

For Gmail users, if your school is on our systems, once you've completed the sign up form and paid for the Premium service, you'll be prompted to give Lifemin permission to scan your email for emails from your school. 

 

As this is still in Beta testing, you will need to click on 'Advanced' to proceed with the test. 


Step 2: Check your email

Once you've filled in your details, you will receive an email confirmation. Everyone receives access to the Lifemin Reminders calendar. Parents at the schools we currently support will receive links for the school(s) and (class)es selected in the form - the 'Basic' school calendar with term dates, the 'Premium' school calendar with ongoing updates, and the class calendar with ongoing updates.

 

If you are on an iPhone (or a Mac) and you use the native (Apple) calendar program, you will be prompted to subscribe to the calendar you click on, which means the calendar will be updated on an ongoing basis with new dates or any changes. You will need click on each calendar separately to subscribe to each one.

 

If you are on an Android or PC or don't use Apple's calendar program, you will need to manually add the calendar subscription to your calendar program; otherwise you will be prompted to download the calendar and it will NOT be updated on an ongoing basis. See the Calendars Guide for more information.


Step 3: Watch the updates roll in

Once you've successfully subscribed to the calendar, Lifemin will scan your school's website, newsletters and communications and keep your calendar up to date with new events, deadlines and reminders. You'll also receive email reminders to so you won't miss a thing.

 

Calendar updates are SEPARATE to your personal calendar - they are self-contained within a Lifemin calendar. This means you can toggle them on and off, and you can also uninstall them at any time. 

 

Updates will appear in your calendar within the same day a communication is sent. If it is sent late in the day, it may not appear until the following day. 

 

You can email any additional school notices to calendars {at} lifeminco {dot} com and they will be added to your calendar.


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FAQ

who can sign up for lifemin?

Anyone can sign up for Lifemin for free and will receive access to our Lifemin Reminders calendar and regular reminders and tips about common parental to-do's. 

 

Parents at Honeywell School, Belleville School, Thomas's Clapham and Westminster Under School can sign up and pay to receive school-wide and class-specific calendar updates and reminders from their schools' newsletters. 

 

Parents at other schools can help get their school on Lifemin by recruiting other parents to the service and/or providing information about their school. We currently need a minimum of 20 parents at a school in order to set the school up on Lifemin.

 

how much does lifemin cost?

The cost for Lifemin is £1.99/month. 

ARE SCHOOLS INVOLVED WITH LIFEMIN?

The administration of all the schools we support have been made aware that their school is on Lifemin's systems, HOWEVER the school is not involved with Lifemin's operations. 

 

Lifemin is by parents for parents, so it simply takes the communications and information provided by the school and makes it a little easier for parents to manage, organise and action. Think of Lifemin as a personal assistant dedicated to reading all the emails and notifications you receive from your school.

MY SCHOOL ALREADY HAS A DIGITAL CALENDAR. WHY SHOULD I SIGN UP FOR LIFEMIN?

If your school has a digital calendar, consider yourself lucky!

 

What you get with Lifemin that you likely don't get currently:

  • Personally tailored, class specific calendar updates
  • Intelligent reminders for school events and tasks where preparation is necessary - for costumes, for example.

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how can i cancel my premium subscription?

If you subscribed to our Premium service, you can cancel your subscription within Paypal. Go to your Profile>Payment Settings>Pre-approved Payments. Further details here

If I SIGN UP, will Lifemin see what is in my calendar?

No. You add Lifemin's calendars to your own calendar, but Lifemin has no visibility of your calendar outside of the Lifemin calendars. 

Will my and my children's data be stored securely?

Yes, absolutely. Lifemin uses tools from established technology providers with the highest data security standards. For details about this and how we adhere to GDPR, please read our Privacy Policy (specifically section 9). 

why am i not getting notifications (alerts) from my lifemin calendar?

Notifications and alerts from your calendar need to be configured on your phone or in your calendar program. On an iPhone, go to Settings>Calendar>Default Alert Times. In Google Calendar, you need to go to Settings, too. 

i click on the calendar link and IT'S ASKING ME IF I WANT TO DOWNLOAD AN .ICS FILE

Just say no! Lifemin is designed to be a calendar subscription, rather than a download. If you are prompted to download, something has gone wrong and you should click back/out. This can happen if you're using an Android mobile, and in certain other circumstances too. Instead of clicking on the link, you should copy it and use it to manually subscribe to the Lifemin calendar in your calendar program. See the Calendars Guide for more information.

why do i still see old lifemin calendars in my calendar?

If your phone/device downloaded one of the old calendars rather than subscribing to it, it will remain even once Lifemin has deleted it. You will need to delete the events manually. 

 

If you subscribed, the calendar may still appear on your phone even after it's been deleted. You can manually delete calendar subscriptions in your iPhone in Settings>Passwords & Accounts. See 'What Account am I Using in My iPhone Calendar?' in the Calendars Guide for guidance. 

 

NB The old Lifemin calendars started with 'Lifemin'; the new ones start with the name of school.