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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]
Communication is key
"Use your words" If you didn’t know yet that Communication is one of our values from all of our many channels… no problem! Where it really shines is in our [ … ]
Summer 2021: Out of the Storm
Sail away with us, this summer! Never more than this year, has the rainbow better signalled the end of the bad weather. As we sail into summer, Out of the Storm [ … ]
Daycare Sickness Policies Childcare in BC is an essential service, and Buddings has been operating safely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic… and since 2011. We follow the specific requirements for childcare centres [ … ]
Back to School
This September, it’s Back to School! The summer of transitions is over, and while questions remain unanswered, the seasons are changing. Autumn is whispering in the leaves. At Buddings, we’re thinking positively, and [ … ]
Setting a Routine
Routines can be anything! Flexibility is what makes Buddings famous, but we still incorporate consistency whenever we can. Meals, bathroom visits, handwashing, and any daily activity could be done any which way, [ … ]
Behaviour Guidance – with unconditional positive regard
Values-Based Guidance Our commitment to inclusivity informs all of our practices: from art materials and toy selection to naps-by-request, and one-hour’s-notice booking. We meet you, and your family, where you’re at. [ … ]
Code of COVID Conduct
Please click here for a video of our space and arrival instructions What it means: Assumption of Infection: we will treat everyone as possible coronavirus contact, maintaining distance, washing [ … ]
Spring Things Swap
The days are flying by, cool and wet, but warm in the sunshine, and we’re gearing up for our annual As usual, we will be accepting any and all infant- and [ … ]
Come play inside! Saturdays from Dec. 7 – Feb. 29 Storybook Saturdays is a new parent participation program of sustainability-focused activities, cooking, crafts, and storytime, for kids aged 1 – 6, and their [ … ]
Holiday Party & Regift Exchange – Dec. 14 @ Storybook
Everyone’s Invited! Have you ever received A gift you don’t need? It’s nice, as you see, But not your cup of tea. From sweet old Aunt Pat, or your thoughtful friend Sherry Bring [ … ]
Save memories, save money, save the world!
Repost from November 17, 2016 Written by: Talia Erickson Kids grow quickly, but the memories their clothes and toys can contain make parents want to see those items loved [ … ]
Autumn Top 10 Kids’ Toy & Clothing Swap
You’re invited to our Toy & Clothing Swap! Register HERE or check out the recap video from last year below… and then register 😉
How your body works?
Have you had a chance to teach your kids about their own body? How it works? Or had an experience to be asked so many questions about their body by [ … ]
Working so hard!
I’ve been teaching about Jobs and Occupations through the role-playing activities. Kids love to pretend to be adults around them. So every time, we enjoyed it, and had a meaningful [ … ]
Learning about jobs and occupations!
I have been teaching about jobs and occupations, and lots of fun so far! One day, we became a hairdresser! The hair model was Mrs. Potato head. She ordered haircut [ … ]