How It Works

How much it costs

Licensed Flexible Daycare in Vancouver!

Work commitments and family obligations come when they come, and Buddings allows families to schedule care when they need it!

  • Buy and book hours online through our secure website, with as little as 12 hours notice, or up to 3 months in advance!
  • Remaining hours transfer to the next month with a 2-hour fee
  • Cancel any time by submitting the Membership Change Form by the 15th of the month
  • Discounts for frequent flyers!

Membership fees are deducted from a credit card or invoiced for e-transfer on the 25th of the month to cover operating costs, and is included on your annual tax deductible childcare receipt.

Membership options for toddlers to 12 year olds:

Early Years Membership (18 months – kindergarten): $65/mo.

  • 1:4 ratio for teachers to children
  • Up to 40 hours of care per month

School Age Membership (k – 12 years): $40/mo. 

  • 1:8 ratio for teachers to children
  • Before and after-school care and transport

How much are hours?

Hours at Buddings are spent in our bright, flexible, developmentally-appropriate playspace, and include educational experiences based on sustainability and unconditional positive regard, delivered by our amazing teachers!

Toddler and Preschool Care – $20 – $24/hour

  • Casual Attendance: 1 – 24 hours/month = $24/hour
  • Regular Attendance: 25 hours/month = $22/hour
  • Maximum Hours: 40hours/month = $20/hour

New for 2024: Buy and use the 40 hour package to get the next month membership fee waived!

Buddings Kids Club for School Age Care – $10 – $15/hour + Walks

  • Casual Attendance: 1 – 45 hours/month = $15/hour
  • Regular Attendance: 65+ hours/month = $10/hour
  • Walks to and from school for $5

New for 2024: Buy 65 hours and use them in the calendar month to get our cheapest rate. Hours can be transferred to future months for the package price difference of $325.

Does Buddings accept subsidies?

Buddings is a small business that offers childcare services, but our Occasional License doesn’t qualify us for any of the financial relief programs. That means we are 100% funded by our customers. However, since childcare is tax deductible, you will get a receipt for every dollar you spend at Buddings towards reducing your income for taxes.

Can I put the account on hold? How do I cancel?

Submit a Change Form to membership@buddings.ca by the 15th of the month, for changes to take effect at the end of the month.

Ex: May 15 to cancel for June.

Why are fees different per age?

The older kids spend most of the day at school, so the membership fee is pro-rated for the hours they spend at our centre. The hours are cheaper because, according to the licensing regs, one teacher can supervise up to 12 school age children. With toddlers and preschoolers we need a teacher for every 4 kids, especially when it comes to bathroom visits, safe snacks, and having hands to hold on walks.

Read more about our Payment Policies, here.