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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! 


We're also looking to add to our team, and if you know an excellent ECE, with their Infant/Toddler certificate, you could do us both a favour and forward them the job description below. 


It's toasty warm out there these days, so keep hydrated! Why not take a water break while you have a browse through this week's newsletter?


In this newsletter...

Summer Holidays - July 29 - Aug. 6
Spread the Buzz Returns!
Job Opening
Summer Party - Aug. 24
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Summer Holidays - July 29 - Aug. 6, 2013
"Why do they keep reminding me about this?? I know, the Buddings holidays are July 29 - August 6 this year!"

Of course you do! Bear with us... We're used to dealing with children, and sometimes they have to be reminded of important information a few times...

Our website is a fantastic program that lets you book licensed childcare with as little as one hour's notice, but it won't prevent you from booking into the week that we'll be closed (yet!). 

If we see a booking during the week from July 29 - August 6, we'll try to unbook it for you and return the hours, but if you could take a moment to make sure you haven't made this mistake, it would be a big help. 

Spread the Buzz Returns, with FREE hours for August!
We mentioned it last week (and Angela and Amanda have already cashed in!), but in case you missed the notice, we've got an easy way for you to get 3 hours for August for free
All you have to do is write a short review for your favourite flexible daycare on before July 31. You post it, 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, for all the work you already do, helping us to spread the news about Vancouver's flexible occasional daycare! You're the best!
Job Opening - Toddler Program Coordinator


While everyone is on holidays this summer, we're making our plans for a busy busy September! Our BLOOM program for 3 - 5's will be back for the fall season, and we're expecting our autumn enrolment to come close to capacity. 

To keep everything running smoothly, we've got an opening for a full-time teacher, and we're looking for someone with lots of toddler experience to help round out our team. The ideal candidate will have their 5-year Early Childhood Educator's license, with their Infant/Toddler certificate (or an equivalent of training and experience with toddlers), and a background/interest in developmental psychology. Hey, we said that would be ideal! 

If you know an enthusiastic ECE looking for a full-time position, or want to have a look for yourself, you can find the description on our Job Opportunities Page.

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. 
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