At Budding Children’s Garden & Daycare, we offer up to 40 hours per month of licensed, flexible care for children 18 mo. to kindergarten.
Registration, booking, and payment are all online, and our membership options mean you never have to pay for time you don’t need.
Our policies, like 10 minute pick-up/drop-off windows, no-fee Membership Change process, and educational snack program are convenient and transparent. The full details are in our Parent Handbook, and the gist of it is explained below.
We hold four core values, and find it valuable to share them with our members.
Supporting Autonomy &
Unconditional Positive Regard
Love for the world makes our children’s gardens grow.
Join Buddings in 3 simple steps:
- Choose your centre and complete the application at buddings.ca/apply to receive an invitation to our next Orientation Days. To sign up for both centres, you only need to attend an orientation once.
- Bring to the tour date:
- your child(ren), and
- their immunization records and
- such health insurance info (MSP, Carecard, travel ins., etc.) as you have
- Once paperwork is complete, you’ll receive emailed access to your Buddings account, and the information you need to manage your membership.
Once you’re in, you’ll need to know:
- Membership incurs a monthly fee to purchase and use up to 40 hours in calendar months, with as little as 1 hour’s notice, or up to 4 months in advance. You can also unbook your own hours online, or call us for day-of assistance.
- Hours are purchased and applied for the selected calendar month and can be transferred between months, centres, or children, with a 2 hour admin fee.
- Unused hours are transferred on the 1st ~ fee waived with notification of illness.
- Snacks, late pick-up fees, and other incidental invoices will be sent to you for payment from the Dashboard, due on the 1st of the next month. Outstanding invoices will be billed to the credit card on file upon cancelation.
- Visits include 10 minutes on either end for pick-ups and drop-offs. For more time, children will be booked in for the additional hour. (ie: 11 minutes after = 1 extra hour, plus 9 more minutes. Take your time 🙂
- To switch, exit, or add to your membership without admin support, download the Change Form from buddings.ca/forms and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 15th of the month for changes to occur at month’s end. Confirmation provided within 48hrs.
- Reactivation within 3 months, and admin support requests, incur a $30 admin fee/instance. Membership includes one free waive. Use it wisely.