We all need our pillars to lean on. Family, friends, neighbours... And let's not forget the professionals, sometimes it's just easier and more productive to call one in. Whether that's to put up a blind, tutor your child, or to gain a little "me time", someone out there can help.
Here are a few of the recommended services taken from the app.
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A fellow app created by parents, for parents that has impressed a mum of 2. Download the app, enter your kids's ages, the times you require, wait for your live request to be answered and contact any of the options that appear within minutes. Sitters cost from £10 per hour plus a £3.50 booking fee.
“Checked, reliable and kind,” claims a parent about these cyclists who will transport you (or your kids) using their wheels. An environmentally-friendly, fun way to do the school run should the car break down. Pedal Me operate within a 5-mile radius of Waterloo.
These organic wholesome, delicious baby and children's meals have been a “lifesaver” to this stressed mum. Natural food, no added sugar, artificial ingredients, fillers, or preservatives (gluten/diary/egg free options also available). Either order age-specific meals, or a stew or curry to feed a family of 4 (£30).
“Really useful way to start children off with their accounts,” says this mum of 3. Kids watch their pennies turn into pounds via the app (on your phone). Incentivise them to earn more by setting pocket money chores. These debit cards are accepted in most shops and cost £2.99 a month.
A styling service that will mail you a box of clothes based on the individual answers you fill in for each young recipient. Keep only what you want! A busy mum of 3, who is probably too busy to spend hours shopping for stylish clothes, recommends this stylish wardrobe refresher. For ages 3-10.
“Fun, high energy classes open a world of literacy to children and teach early phonics skills,” says a mum of 2. Classes are available for children from 3 months old up to the age of 4. They won't, the company alleges, even realise they are learning, they will be having that much fun.
Recommended by a parent, mentors run after-school debate clubs (particularly in areas of high child poverty) to develop key employability skills and encourage positive character attributes. Used by businesses and charities, this really is an an esteemed and worthy service.
Find a tutor to steer your child through the 11+ (or just through their homework!). A mum of 3 rates the simplicity of the platform and the quality of the tutors. Make an account, browse the high calibre uni students, meet one or two online first, then book and click video links to commence lessons. Result? Focused, attentive kids!
We have a new Kinfo podcast!
Our podcasts focus on topics that matter to families, this week we go deep into the subject of children and mediation.
Does it work? How can you get started? Find out in this 9-min discussion between Kinfo founder, Isabelle Delmas and full-time meditation teacher, Jillian Lavender.
Have a listen!
"Children and Meditation: Does it work?" Part 1