Daisy Upton aka Five Minute Mum is a Londoner who now lives in Cheshire with her husband and two children.
After years of working in sports broadcasting, she quit her job to become a Teaching Assistant. When her two children turned 3 and 1 she found her love of coming up with silly games to make learning more fun in the classroom finally came into its own at home, and she began blogging about what she was up to. It turned out quite a few other people wanted to play these games too.
Daisy now has a large social media and blog following who share with her on a daily basis how they too are playing her games.
Daisy’s debut non-fiction book, Give Me Five, contains 150+ games that take 5 minutes to set up & 5 minutes to tidy up. Published by Penguin in February 2020 and instantly became a Sunday Times Best Seller with over 450 reviews on Amazon! Daisy’s second book, Time For School published in April 2021! Daisy’s third book, On The Go published in March 2022! Starting School was published in June 2023.
Review for Give Me Five:
“I love Five Minute Mum. She’s managed to come up with a huge array of activities for kids that are fun and educational yet don’t require an Art degree or Diploma in Patience to execute.” Sarah Turner, aka Unmumsy Mum