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Greetings!

School's almost out for summer, but Buddings is in full swing and there's no slowing us down now! The end of the month means if you want hours rolled over, you'll have to contact us, that our Buy 3, Get 1 Free promotion deadline is fast approaching (June 30), and we're a third of the way through our Spread the Buzz campaign. 

We know how busy you are in the summer, so let's get on to the news!

See you at Buddings!

PS, don't forget, we're closed on July 2 for Canada Day!

In this newsletter...

Buy 3, get one FREE returns!
Come to Buddings during summer break
Music with Carlos - July 5
NEW! Hours will roll-over!
Tips and Tricks
New to Buddings? Check out:
 
 
Spread the Buzz is flying high!
 
We're at the end of our first month of our Spread the Buzz campaign to win friends (on Facebook) and influence people (via Twitter). Thank you to everyone who shared a newsletter, wrote reviews on DaycareBear, and otherwise has been helping us get the word out! 
 
We're more than half-way to our goal of 100 fans on Facebook (we're up to 71), and 2 thirds of the way to our Twitter goal of 300 followers. The summer has 2 more months so we hope you'll continue helping us promote. :) There are 61 entrants now, and a 10 hour package to win!
 
Our contest has 4 ways to win, and even if you've already done one or more, you'll be entered to win again and again. Visit our website for all the details. 
  
Bring your kids to Buddings while preschool and daycare are closed!
 
All the kids look forward to the last day of school, but when parents still have to work, it can be a challenge finding the care you need. Make Buddings part of the solution! 
 
Between visits with grandparents, summer camp, and your family vacation, 40 hours of care per month might just be the missing piece of the puzzle. We do monthly memberships, and there's no registration fee or booking fees, so all you need to pay for is the time you use. 
 
Music with Carlos next Thursday
 
Carlos Foulds
We've talked about it before, and now, the day is finally upon us! Music with Carlos has been added to our calendar! 
 
Starting next week, he will be stopping in every other Thursday from 5 - 7 pm, creatine a live sound track to our evenings and, depending on the ages of the kids in attendance, teaching songs and games, playing guitar with Lawrence, and generally making our Music & Movement Thursdays more musical. 
 
Find the schedule for the next few weeks on our google calendar.
 

 
 
Roll-over your leftover hours - Contact Talia this week
 
 If you've got hours left-over this month, don't forget to send a note to Talia to get on the roll-over list.
 
As you may know, rolling hours is a new policy for us and the system is not seamless yet, which is why you need to contact us. We are looking for ways to improve it and will keep you posted on what we find. 
 
Upon request, any hours in your account on the last day of the month will be rolled over at a cost of $2/hour, which will be invoiced on the Incidentals Invoice. This will be emailed as available on your Dashboard in the first week of the month. Don't forget, if you would prefer to pay the incidentals invoice with cash, you can do so at Buddings when you come in. 

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The growing season is upon us and Aloe Designs is ready to help you make the most of your garden, by making it beautiful and delicious. The Edible Plant workshop is the 4th in their summer kids series and takes place on Sunday July 15, starting at 10am. For more information, visit Nesting Journal's page. 

 

 

What have you learned about Buddings? 
 
Our blog has been notably silent recently, but it's with good reason. The next article will be a list of tips and tricks to help families make the most of flexible daycare, navigate the site, troubleshoot error messages, and overcome common difficulties. 
 
We've been brainstorming and have come up with a few, but we know the families are really the experts. Watch for our article and if you know one we've missed, be sure to let us know!
 
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