Lifemin is all about streamlining common parental tasks. Lifemin members have access to comprehensive guides you won't find anywhere else, that will save you hours of research and planning. We've done the research for you, combing through sources like NappyValleyNet, Mumsnet, Clapham Mums, Google Maps, major newspapers and more. You'll get helpful reminders when school breaks are approaching and when your child(ren)'s birthday is coming up with links to these resources. These guides are in beta, as we test their value to our users. If you find them useful, click here so we know!
Want to know all the nearby children's activities options? This is a comprehensive list for families living Between the Commons in SW11. This will save you from having to do a massive amount of research and/or the time-consuming process of asking around. it's been done for you! Available in Google spreadsheet or PDF format.
Lifemin's helping hand for the time-intensive school transfer/admissions process - a Google Calendar with open events for popular secondary schools for the schools Lifemin currently serves.
This spreadsheet has a list of providers of virtual half term camps from May 2020 - with age level, duration/timings and costs. It won't be updated for the summer holidays, but is a good reference point. Also available as a PDF/printable.
Just in time for Corona-cation, this spreadsheet lists and details online learning products - with age level, cost, free trials, and ratings/recommendations. Also available as a PDF/printable.
A Google spreadsheet with options for scheduled activities during the Covid-19 lockdown, to keep some structure and variety in your family's life. Also available as PDF or a calendar.
Life-as-we-know-it may be on pause, but birthdays aren't! Here is a guide to options for virtual birthday parties during the lockdown, so you can still have a special celebration with friends and loved ones.
It takes work to relax. Planning a holiday is one of the more time-consuming, research-heavy lifemin activities. This Google doc cheat sheet has a list of articles and websites/providers that point you to the information you need to get your holiday planned and booked - whether it's your Easter ski trip or a weekend trip to the country.
A Google spreadsheet with a list of local birthday party venues for families living Between the Commons in SW11, with cost, capacity and other information - both venue hire (Chatham Hall, St Luke's Church, etc.) and venues that come with entertainment. And if you're looking for an out-of-the-box idea, there is a list of those too.
Whether you'll be searching for an au pair for the first time or you've done it before, this guide will save you the trouble of asking around and searching for information online. We've found the most useful posts on Mumsnet and elsewhere and distilled into this guide.