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The month of July is half way through, which means our daycare holidays are less than 3 weeks away! Don't forget, Buddings is closed from July 29 - Aug. 6, this summer. The dates are posted on our Google Calendar, which you can bookmark to keep up with us. 


That's not to say we're not looking forward to August! We have our Summer Party and Family Fun Day coming up on Aug. 24, and if you think you'd like to participate, we'd love to hear from you! 


Other preschools may be closed, but Buddings is open all summer long (except for the above mentioned holidays, July 29 - Aug. 6). If you've been away and want to come back, we're thrilled to see you again, but if you've allowed your account to lapse, please take a moment to review our Reactivation Policy. 


It's been a beautiful month, with many more summer days to come. Enjoy them! We sure will! Did we mention we'll be closed from July 29 - Aug. 6? Don't forget! :)



In this newsletter...

Spread the Buzz Returns!
Summer Party - Aug. 24
Welcome Back - Procedures
Spotlight: Aloe Designs
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Spread the Buzz Returns, with FREE hours for August!
With our Vancity video (viewed over 1,000 times in one month! Thank you!), new Facebook likes, and all our friends on Twitter, Buddings is pretty plugged into the social media revolution. We're also the highest, and most reviewed daycare on the internet! Well, in Canada... on but we could always use an extra plug! 
This month, until July 31, you can get an extra 3 hours for August by writing your thoughts, by means of a review for your favourite flexible daycare on Just post your review, and we'll take care of the rest!
Our address, to help you find us, is 950 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC. 
And, by the way, THANK YOU, in advance, and for all the work you do helping us to spread the news about Vancouver's flexible occasional daycare! You're the best!
Summer Party is Aug. 24 - Want to Participate?


Summer weekends tend to fly, and we know how busy families are, juggling all the fun and adventures, so we wanted to let you know, a bit early, about our plans for the Buddings Family Day! It's on Aug. 24, from 1 - 4pm at Jonathan Rogers Park, across from Milano Coffee on West 8th, at Columbia.

We're setting up a day of fun activities, games, and treats, and we'd love to have your involvement! Do you have a cool skill or demonstration you'd like to bring to the party? Whether it's a demo related to your business, a party trick you learned in college, or a special skill you know would impress other families and kids - we have lots of space! 

Save the date and email Talia with your interest and suggestion, and watch our upcoming newsletters as we get our plans confirmed. 
Welcome Back to all our Big Buddies!


Summer holidays at the preschools around town have brought several of our older buddies back to Buddings, and we couldn't be happier to welcome them back! So good to see them and their families again. We're proud to be the go-to when childcare needs crop up. 

If you think an on-again, off-again relationship with Buddings is something you'd like to consider, we're pleased to let you know about our 6-Month Membership: a cheap and easy way to keep your account active for the months when you're not around, and helps us prepare to welcome you back whenever you're ready. 

The membership is for a minimum of 6 months, for however many hours you need, and includes reduced rates and a Buy 5, Get 1 Free policy when you make your payment upfront. 

We love seeing the big changes and development when our buddies return to daycare after a couple of months, and we're so honoured to have your confidence when it comes to caring for your kids. Check out our blog for more info. 

Business Spotlight: Aloe Designs Garden-Themed Yard Sale
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You know Buddings is all about recycling, so when our friends at Aloe Designs Landscape Architects told us about their Garden-Themed Yard Sale party this weekend, we knew we had to share the news. 

It's happening on Sat. July 13, from 10am - 2pm, with tonnes of cool stuff to make you love your outside space. Plus, all proceeds contribute towards their on-going support for the Richmond Schoolyard Society. Drop by for a glass of lemonade and check it out. 
Want to let Buddings members know about your business's events and special offers? Send the details to to have them featured on our Business Spotlight. 

Find all the Buddings Businesses on our Spotlight Page.
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