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Sept. 16, 2022

The Friday News: New this Fall!

With the big kids at their new schools, and most toddlers who nap at home, our afternoons are quiet in the fall, especially as the evenings creep in. From Oct. 1 to Dec. 16, we are adjusting our hours to reflect the changed season.

New Fall Hours: Oct. 1 - Dec. 16

We will offer up to 8 spots at both centres from 9am - 3pm, with our regular 4:1 ratio for kids to teachers. (This covers 90% of the bookings we take in the fall.)

Happy Hour Care from 3 - 5pm will still be available, in new 15-minute increments, for $9 each, and we will continue to offer full-day care by request - especially when the schools are closed. Read all about it here.

Double Your Hours! Double Your Chances!

Also for the fall, we are offering membership to our second centre for FREE, so Buddings members can access up to 80 hours of care per month, and up to 16 spots per hour. Just fill in the application form online and let us know to be immediately activated. No additional paperwork or orientation required!

We'll even start you up with a free 3-hour visit in October to try it out. Find the details here.

At the end of the fall, we will be changing our membership options from by location to offer different commitment levels. Information will be sent to members, and we will host a webinar on Sept. 28 for families who have questions.

You can find it, plus our upcoming fieldtrips, closures, and special events on our new Events Page, straight off the homepage at 

More Fall Changes

Holidays are over for our teachers-who-are-students, so Veronica and Adriana are back in class. Reducing our hours a bit helps them balance work and studies, so we can provide care at both locations with a smaller staff. Because...

The darkening days, and colder nights really affect the staff who commute, and this month we say goodbye to both our two out-of-town teachers, Marlin and Naida, and wish them the best.

They'll be staying closer to home and family, in Port Coquitlam and North Van, and we know they'll be amazing in their new jobs. Marlin already is, and Naida's last day will be Sept. 30. You can reach them by email until then as well. 

The hits keep coming.

Despite her application for Permanent Residence in processing, after 11 months of filing, reporting, interviewing and submitting, our golden girl Codie's work permit has been withdrawn, and the government of Canada says she has to leave us. 

Well, not "leave".

She has to stay in the country, but she can't have a job until her reinstatement comes through, and the backlog due to COVID means it's unlikely before the new year. 

Codie is the assistant manager at both centres - the time keeper and snack tracker. She's the Big Kids Club program coordinator, and she hosts the orientations for new families. ... Her positivity and determination have carried us through this pandemic and ... and she's ... she's just everything to us. 😭😭😭

But Codie wouldn't want us to be sad.

She'd tell us it's just a couple of months, and remind us to be strong.

That's why we love her!

There's still lots of fun things happening this fall, including Codie's BKC class - Express Yourself!, which she will finish on a volunteer basis.

It's about feelings... :)

It runs Wednesdays at Storybook and Thursdays at Broadway until Oct. 13. 

Find it on the calendar to book in from 1 - 3pm, with afternoon snack happening at 2:30pm, starting Oct. 1.

Phew... I think that's everything.
It's been a crazy couple of weeks.

Oh! We're offering an internship opportunity to train Responsible Adults, too. ;)

Talk soon.

Featured on the blog:

Fall Happy Hours
Training Opportunity
BKC Fall 2022
Quick Links for Buddings Daycare


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