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This fog sure is making for a very spooky lead-up to Halloween... It's right around the corner! And so is the Early Purchase Bonus deadline. Don't forget to buy your November hours before the 24th, or consider joining our 6-Month Membership, and never forget again... for 6 months! 

The BLOOM kids have been out exploring the season and all the fun harvest foods and working with their little gnome friends to understand what Autumn is all about. If you're wondering what they've been up to so far, Johanna's got her blog post up on our website. 
By the way, Buddings will turn the big 0 - 2 two next month, and if you'd like to help us celebrate, we'd really like to win Small Business BC's Best Company award at the 2013 Small Business Awards. Your vote could be the one that helps us get there!    
There's also an event tomorrow night that families of preschoolers may like to check out, preparing them for kindergarten. It's called Ready, Set, Learn!
Find all the details below!
In this newsletter...

Buddings for Best Business
Halloween - Come in costume
Make My Membership Easier
BLOOMERS head to Wholefoods
Ready, Set, Learn - Oct. 23
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Small Business BC Awards - Buddings for Best Business


To anyone with an appreciation for web technology and an understanding of the lives of modern families, an innovative childcare option like Buddings makes perfect sense. Most of the time, really good ideas are like that: obvious. 

But did you know that no other daycare in BC, or even all of Canada, provides families the flexibility and convenience that we do? We invented it! We're very proud. :) 

So, if you think that's pretty awesome, we'd love it if you could take a moment to let the fine folks over at the Small Business Awards know, by voting for Buddings in the category of Best Business for 2013.
It's super easy, and you only need to provide an email address to vote. After you've voted, have a look at some of the other awesome small businesses up for awards. There are a tonne of cool ones. It should be a good year! 

Buddings Halloween - COME IN COSTUME!


Halloween is so much fun at daycare, especially for the adults who get to see the oh-so-adorable costumed munchkins. We'll be sure to post a few photos of their disguises on the blog, so check back next month.

If you haven't already done so, LOG IN right now and make sure you've booked a couple of hours for your child on Oct. 31! The whole day will be haunted and hilarious, a very scary (but not too scary!) party, but there are a couple of things we've got going on:
Morning FACEPAINTING - 10am - 12pm.
Haunted Nap Room Storytelling - 12pm - 2pm
Costumed March and trick or treats - 2pm - 3pm 

A few of our friends and neighbours in the building have some little treats for the kids (lolly-pops and little candy, of the non-choking variety), that we will collect on our march send home with you to distribute as you see fit. :)


Make my membership easier!!

Now that you're hooked on flexible occasional childcare, the only annoying part is remembering the deadlines, entering your info every month, and paying the bills. Our 6-Month Membership might be for you! 

Not only does it simplify things at your end, the long-term commitment also gets you access to great benefits:  
  • Choose a minimum number of hours for each month
  • Automatic Early Purchase Bonus applied every month
  • Add more time whenever you need
  • Customize packages for the hours you want (need 6 more hours? You got it!)  
Plus, when you pay for 5 months, you get the 6th month free. 

You can download the contract from our website, or email Talia for more information. 
BLOOMERS head to Wholefoods for a Fall Adventure!


Autumn adventures abound this month at Buddings, and through the lens of the garden's guardians, Johanna andthe Bloom kids have been collecting harvests, on the look out for hide-aways, and hunting for homes... for gnomes!

It's been a month-long exploration and, as always, the monthly field trip was a highlight. The kids got to do a specially coordinated tour of the departments at our local Wholefoods market with Kids' Club Coordinator Lucia Nielson. 

An extremely huge THANK YOU to Lucia and to Wholefoods for inviting us in and showing us around! We had such a nice time! 

The store displays were absolutely beautiful and if you haven't been in, definitely go check them out! Otherwise, duck over to the blog for the post and pictures!

Ready, Set, Learn - Family Fair for Preschoolers


On Wednesday, Oct. 23, the Ready Set Learn Family Fair will take place the Roundhouse Community Centre, presented by Elsie Roy Elementary School. It runs from 4 - 6pm, and includes facepainting and crafts for children, but especially information for parents about the resources available to families to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten. 

Stop by the tables hosted by Vancouver Coastal Health, the YM/WCA, and Vancouver Public Library, for information about programs and services. 

Admission is free. Just head down to the Roundhouse and check it out. 

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