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Short Stay and Emergency/Back-Up Care

Welcome to Vancouver’s Flexible Occasional Childcare

Whatever the reason for you and your toddlers and preschoolers to be in Vancouver, Buddings has your short-term childcare covered, up to 40 hours per calendar month.

We are extremely transit-, bike-, and car-accessible, near City Hall, on West Broadway.

We are across the street from Vancouver General Hospital, and just 1 km from BC Women’s and Children’s Hospitals, and we know how important it is to have a fun, social place for your kids to play while you attend to family members are in care.

Traveling? In town on business? Flexible occasional childcare fits into any schedule, and our pricing model for out-of-town, or short-term care is just as easy, and affordable, as it is for locals. Just choose the plan that makes the most sense for you.

Occasional Membership – $60/yr. + $15/hour + $20/day

For two or fewer visits per month, or a one-time drop, the Occasional Membership gives you a no-commitment option for anytime, occasional care. $60 for the year includes all the access and reporting required for daycare and tax purposes, and the daily booking fee of $20/day is only applied for the days you actually come in. If you are using Buddings as a back-up for regular care, this is a great way to save money, and stay on our list.

If you’re coming in from out of town, want to join our awesome afternoon program for a fieldtrip, or would simply like to have a reliable (and educational!) back-up care option, fill in our application form and let us know the details. Someone will get back to you within a week, and you are welcomed to follow up with us if your turn-around time is tight.

Looking for same, or next day care? We do that, too. Just get in touch 😉

Regular Membership – $60/mo. + $15/hour

Even if you’ll be a short-term visitor, if you’re using Buddings more than 3 times in one month, Regular Membership is the way to go! Buy and book up to 40 hours of educational care, over as many days as you need, for a one-time fee of $60 for the month. Our membership includes access to the centre (via swipecard) and booking calendar (via password protected web account), tax receipts, and newsletter subscription.

When you plan to come in regularly, getting started on the right foot is the most important part. Our 3-visit integration program is free for Regular members, and includes lots of support and communication, as you and your child take on this new experience.

You can even switch back and forth between the Membership Types, to reflect your needs. Find all the details on our Switch/Exit Strategies post.



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