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Summer is almost here, you can feel it! 
Summer, summer, summer! 

Summer holidays, summer field trips, summer schedules, and summer sales! It goes by quickly, and there's only one way to make the most of the best season ever: Make a plan! 

If you're going to be around this summer, make a plan to buy your hours before May 24, to take advantage of the return of our sensational seasonal sale: Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! 

Using those hours will be a breeze since we'll be open all summer long, and have field trips planned that are going to blow your child's mind! Check out our Field Trip program schedules and make sure you book the 1 - 5pm slots on your favourites before they fill up! 

A special warm summer welcome and congratulations to our best and favourite friend, who has been with us all along - Jayme Ross is now our official Daycare Manager, and we couldn't be happier to have her at the helm for the season, and hopefully forever!

Quick! The sun is calling! Let's get out there!

PS, Congratulations, also, to Andrew and Carmen, on what is sure to be the wedding of the century!

In this newsletter...

Summer Field Trip Program
Summer Buy 3, Get 1 FREE
Summer Staffing: Jayme at the helm
Summer Holidays
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Big Kids Abroad - Buddings Summer Field Trip Program!

This summer, our Buddies are taking to the streets... and the trains, and boats, buses, and... We're going to be out and about, all over Metro Vancouver! It's Big Kids Abroad!

We've researched and scheduled a fantastic field trip every week through June, July, and August, and we're so pleased to announce the launch of this exciting new element to our programming.

From Steveston to Coal Harbour, touring Chinatown, and visiting the giant birds at False Creek, Big Kids Abroad is a FREE addition to our popular program for preschoolers. 

To participate, check the calendar and choose your trips. They run once a week, on a rotating basis Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 1 - 5pm, and all you have to do is book the entire 4 hour block. More information will be available about specific trips as they approach, and if you have questions, email Talia

Summer Sale: Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! 
This summer, it's the return of our seasonal sale - Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! 
When you buy hours (any amount!) for June, July, and August, before May 24, we'll give you the average of your hours for September, for FREE! 
With the Summer Field Trip Program, morning circles, dance and yoga classes coming up, there are tonnes of great reasons to bring your kids to Buddings this summer, and we're open all summer long! Come in a little or come in a lot, just make sure you have hours in all three months so you can come back in the fall for FREE! 
And don't worry if you don't have your summer planned out yet, with our new Super Simple Pricing, you can start small and add more hours as you need them. The deadline for free hours is May 24.
Jayme Ross Hits the Big Time
With all the staff additions and adjustments, you've been hearing a lot about Jen Labelle and Denet Albores. They're fitting in fabulously, and we know the kids are talking about them at home. You might already even know that Johanna Peters is back with us part-time, developing a fun yoga program for the morning kids on Fridays (working title: Yo-yo Yoga with Johanna)! 

That leaves one last piece of summer staffing news to share, and we couldn't be more pleased: our Toddler Specialist, snack menu master, and ECE extraordinaire, Jayme Ross is officially stepping up as our Daycare Manager. She's taking over the day-to-day daycare running (actually, she's been doing parts of it for months), and will be the point person for Health and Safety. She's also sharing her experience with toddlers on the blog, and you can check her most recent post, on Hittting, right now!

You can find the detailed descriptions, and qualifications, of all our staff on our website, and next time you're in, check out our new Wall of Fame at the entrance!

Happy Holidays - And Holiday Season!
Buddings has been up and running for over two years, and while most centres close over the summer (including us, in previous years), we're so proud to have reached a point in our young life where it will be business as usual, all summer long. 

That's not to say that the staff won't be taking holidays! Over the course of the summer, our regular teachers will be resting and relaxing in whichever way they see fit, with Johanna Peters on call and everyone covering the time so we can stay open. 

The pinch hitting starts this month, as Talia heads off to Spain for her brother's wedding and a reunion with her far-flung family. She'll be gone from May 20 until the end of the month, though available by email. Please allow a day or two for response, in case the beach is also calling. ;)

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