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As the first week of 2014 rounds the corner, it's back from holidays, back to work, and back to Buddings! We want to wish everyone the happiest of Happy New Years! The break was just long enough, and we're so excited to see all the kids again, and hear about their holiday adventures! 


We're diving straight into the new year with one of the most popular themes in daycare history: Transportation! The Big Kids' Club activities will all be around getting around, and if you think Wheels on the Bus is a popular song, wait til you hear We All Go Traveling By! 


The new year starts with a new month (coincidence...?), and that means buying your hours, rolling them over, and keeping your account active. It's a busy time of year, but it might be worth taking a moment to review the roll-over rules. 


Flipping the calendar has made for a lot of changes to our class lists, as well. Several of our favourite kids are moving on (we'll miss you!), and we have so many new families joining us for 2014. There are a lot of new faces, and lots of integrations. If you and your family are among our new members, we're happy to extend our warmest welcome.  
It's a new year, and you have lots to do! All the best for 2014!

In this newsletter...

Welcome Back... to normal
Toy & Clothing Swap - Jan. 26
Rolling with the Times
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Welcome Back... to normal
As you may have noticed, the holidays can be hectic... There's something sweet about a return to the routine. And we couldn't be happier to welcome you back! 
Buddings has reopened and is back to regular operations, providing super-flexible, licensed occasional childcare, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm. We still have spaces available for January, and we accept children from 18 months to 5 years. 
Our mornings this week have already been filling up, and our Big Kids' Club programming for 3 - 5 year olds continues to run on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 1pm - 4pm.
As always, you can book your time with as little as one hour's notice, and when you buy hours and use them, your membership has no extra fees. Even our Bring-A-Buddy referral bonus is back, giving you 3 hours free whenever your friends come in for an interview. 
It's business as usual here at Buddings, and if you have any questions about how our centre works, please feel free to contact us any time.  
Toy and Clothing Swap - Jan. 26, 2014
After Christmas and holidays, our cubbies hold a whole flock... herd? ... of shiny new backpacks, water bottles, and lunch kits. Our buddies were showered with wonderful gifts and can't stop talking about all the great new toys they received. So fun!

Which probably means your house is jam-packed with new stuff...
Before you get used to all that clutter, and succumb to the craziness that is a kid's playroom for a home (does your child have more clothes than you do?), why not bag up the now-neglected, unneeded, lightly-used clothes and toys, and bring it down to Buddings, for our second annual Toy & Clothing Swap?
Drop off your donations at the daycare before Jan. 24 to receive free admittance to the big switcheroo, and then plan to come back on Sunday Jan. 26 to fill any gaps that the grandparents left in their gift-giving. 
We'll have lots of stuff for infants, so if Santa left a new baby in your life, make sure to come check it out! More details for the event coming soon...

Rolling with the Times... 


Hours at Buddings are always for a calendar month, and at the time of purchase, you probably have plans to use them up. And then something happens... 
Of course it does! But Buddings is all about flexibility. We're the champions of "rolling with it." So when a flu makes your toddler miss a week of planned play time, you know we've got you covered. 
If circumstances conspire to leave you with 4 or more unused hours at the end of the month, you can have them rolled into the next month, at no extra cost, as long as a payment has been made on your account. It's easy, and automatic, and all explained on our recent blog post. Check it out!

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