It’s getting hot in here! So put on your hats and shoes! 🎵 🎶 It is getting so hot! We’re going to use our sunscreen! 🎵 🎶 🙂 The weather is changing, [ … ]
School Age Info Night
School Age Care in Cedar Cottage What's happening? Flexible occasional care for toddlers and preschoolers at our Storybook Centre has been a great option for families since 2018, even when [ … ]
Spring Swap – Apr. 1, 2023 (no joke)
Spring Swap: Apr. 1, 2023, from 10am – 1pm Our kids’ toy & clothing swap is back at Buddings Broadway this Spring, with good quality kids’ stuff, aged 0 – [ … ]
Start Something Small This Spring
Welcome to Spring! Life starts small. And then it grows. One of our favourite books, by Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel, Life, teaches us that every animal loves their [ … ]
Application for SBK School Age Care in 2023
Storybook Afterschool Club from 3 – 6pm Our Storybook centre at Knight and Kingsway, is nestled amongst half a dozen schools, nextdoor to the library, and local to hundreds of [ … ]
Yuki makes the leap!
Yuki Nakamura is a junior highschool teacher in Japan, with a Bachelor of Education, and an array of skills and interests to share with kids. Arriving in Canada earlier this [ … ]
Say Hello to Emma Le
Emma Le is an East Van native and a graduate of Gladstone Secondary School. She has younger siblings, has volunteered with the library reading program, and has worked with neighbourhood families [ … ]
Winter Care… and Camps!
What are you doing this winter? Our cold-season program makes the most of our two warm and cozy, flexible daycares, with membership good for up to 80 hours of care per [ … ]
Membership Update 2023
Introducing the Benefits Membership Earlier this year, we introduced our service-focused feature, Hours By Request, as a support for families who like daycare to be really flexible. The add-on for [ … ]
Fall Training Opportunity – Work with kids!
Ready to become a Responsible Adult? If you love sharing the world with children, or have always wondered if working with kids is for you, our autumn internship opportunity is [ … ]
Fall Season Happy Hours from 3 – 5pm
Fall Hours – From Oct. 1 – Dec. 16, 2022 After the summer bustle, autumn at daycare is a calmer affair. The bigger kids have gradually entered their classes, and the [ … ]
2loops IRL – July 23, 11 – 2
Our kids’ toy + clothing swap RETURNS! 2LOOPS: Keeping Kids Clothes in Circulation Our family stuff exchange program started in 2014, at Buddings Broadway, when we hosted our first kids clothing [ … ]
Maylinh joins a whole new world!
Maylinh Nguyen began her time with Buddings as our afternoon all-star Storybook centre volunteer in 2021 to gain experience working with children. Her interest in the field was piqued through her [ … ]
Lynn is the new manager at Storybook!
As we head into another summer season, Lynn Truong is the cool retreat we can all call home. She’s the singsong voice that calls us to be safe at snack time, and [ … ]
Package Options: Hours By Request
Flexible prepay system Since 2011, Buddings has been the most flexible daycare in town, because our convenient website lets families choose from packages of hours, that get cheaper when you commit [ … ]
2022 Spring into Nature
Welcome to Spring at Buddings, where babies are being born, little leaves are budding and unfurling, and a new season of play and learning is ready to poke its head [ … ]
2022 Winter Expressions
Brrr… bring on the shivers! Express yourself this winter! This season, our program at both centres is all about expression! Through dance, feelings, and nature’s impact on our lives, the [ … ]
Getting to Yes
Fail-safe choices When their physical needs are met, and kids know what comes next, they can choose to communicate with words, and one word they might choose to use is [ … ]
10 Years of Buddings
10-Year Introspection Aside from everything else, this 2021 year has also been a whole series of mini-milestones for me: the 10th anniversary of Buddings incorporation, last February; a 10 year anniversary lunch [ … ]
Veronica is a student and a teacher, and a friend!
September brings a season of change, and this year, a change for the better, at Buddings, is the introduction to Veronica Ortiz Grande. In the first case, she is a creative, [ … ]