FAQ

Membership

If you wish to become a BAMBI Member there are two ways to pay the BAMBI Membership Fee.

New Members Fee is ฿1,100 and Renewal Fee is ฿1,000.

(1) Payment at Playgroup or Events

Go to any BAMBI playgroup or event, including New Members Coffee Morning, and pay the fee. You will get a membership card and receipt on the spot.

BAMBI will activate your online account within a few days and you will receive an automated activation email.

When you receive the activation email, please complete your membership profile online as soon as possible, so we can send you your monthly BAMBI magazine. You can also start placing Classified Ads for free on the BAMBI website.

(2) Bank or ATM transfer

Make an ATM or online payment to the BAMBI/CBFT account listed below:

Bank: Thanachart Bank
Branch: 489 Ekamai
Account Name: CHILDBIRTH AND (as shown on ATM/online banking screen)
Bank account: 489-2-40200-6
SWIFT CODE : THBKTHBK

 

NOTE: Please do not have your bank send us transfer notification directly – we will not know who made the payment and cannot activate your membership.

Once the transfer has been made, go to the Join BAMBI page, enter your credentials, and upload a scan or photo of the transfer slip as proof of payment.

The Database Coordinator will activate your account within a few days after receiving your submitted form. When you receive the activation email, you can start placing Classified Advertisements for free.

Your BAMBI member card should be posted to you within 2 weeks. Until you receive your card, you can show a copy of the activation email to enjoy member rates at any BAMBI playgroup or event.

If you need further assistance, you can contact us.

 

If you wish to renew your membership, there are two ways to do this.

The annual donation is ฿1,000.

(1) Payment at BAMBI playgroup or event

Go to any BAMBI playgroup or event and pay the donation. Please remember to bring the email address you registered with, and also your expired card to exchange it for a new one.

(2) Bank or ATM transfer

Make an ATM or online payment to the BAMBI/CBFT Account listed below:

Bank: Thanachart Bank
Branch: 489 Ekamai
Account Name: CHILDBIRTH AND (as shown on ATM/online banking screen)
Bank account: 489-2-40200-6
SWIFT CODE : THBKTHBK

 

NOTE: Please do not have your bank send us transfer notification directly – we will not know who made the payment and cannot activate your membership.

Once the transfer has been made, go to the Renewal page, enter your credentials, and upload a scan or photo of the transfer slip.

The Database Coordinator will extend or re-activate your membership within a few days after receiving confirmation of your payment.

Your BAMBI new member card should be posted to you within 2 weeks. Until you receive your card, you can show a copy of the activation email to enjoy member rates at any BAMBI playgroup or event.

You can get a new card at any BAMBI playgroup or event, for ฿100. Please remember to bring your member number or the email address you registered with so we can verify your account.

Or you can transfer ฿100 from your bank or ATM to the following:

Bank: Thanachart Bank
Branch: 489 Ekamai
Account Name: CHILDBIRTH AND (as shown on ATM/online banking screen)
Bank account: 489-2-40200-6
SWIFT CODE : THBKTHBK

 

NOTE: Please do not have your bank send us transfer notification directly – we will not know who made the payment and cannot activate your membership.

Once the transfer has been made, email a scan or photo of the payment slip to database@bambiweb.org and the Database Coordinator will send you a new card.

TIP: Take a photo of your new card and show that instead of the physical card at BAMBI playgroups and events!

 

Your membership is valid for 12 months from the date of registration.

The expiry date is written on the back of the card you have been issued.

 

If you haven’t reset it, the username is the email address you provided when you joined BAMBI and the password is your membership number.

If you can’t remember your membership number, then please go and reset your password, using your registered email address.

If you still cannot log in or are having technical difficulties with this site, please contact us.

 

You can still renew, following the steps above. Your membership will be valid for 12 months from the date of renewal.

Your username and password to log in to the website is the same as before.

Please make sure that your mailing address is up to date, so that the replacement card can be mailed to you, if you renewed via bank transfer. If you renew at a BAMBI event, please bring your old card and exchange it for a new one there.

Classifieds/Advertising

Classified services are available to non-members for a fee. To place an advert non-members should:

  1. Submit their classified advert by email to website@bambiweb.org for approval in accordance to our rules. This takes up to three working days.
  2. Upon approval from our administrator  you will receive an email confirmation and instructions for making payment*.
  3. Proof of payment must be emailed to website@bambiweb.org and treasurer@bambiweb.org.
  4. The advert should appear online within 4 working days of receipt of proof of payment.
  5. Non-members can contact website@bambiweb.org to amend or remove their advert from the website.

*(Non-members are asked for a suggested minimum donation of ฿500 per advertisement.)

Donation and Policy Details:

  • BAMBI does not allow the posting of business and promotional advertisements.
  • If you are unsure whether or not your advertisement would be considered business or promotional, please contact us first at website@bambiweb.org.
  • It could take around 7 days for your advertisement to be activated from the day that we receive your advertisement.
  • Please also make sure to review all the rules for advertisements on the Classifieds page.

There could be a few reasons why your advertisement is not posted:

  • Your advertisement can't be posted because it is considered a business/promotional or commercial advertisement.
  • Advertisements should not be placed on behalf of friends, they are for personal use only.
  • It could take around 7 days for your advertisement to be activated from the day that we receive your advertisement.
  • We cannot repost the same advertisement while it is still on the website. You can repost the same advertisement only after it has been removed from the website. Non-members may email website@bambiweb.org to request the ad be removed.

 Queries for this section can be sent to website@bambiweb.org.

 

If you are interested in advertising with our BAMBI magazine, please contact finn@scandmedia.com.

We highly appreciate your interest. Please contact our Member Benefits Coordinator at benefits@bambiweb.org.

 

Magazine

First, please make sure that your membership hasn’t expired.

For current members, please log on to the website, go to your Profile, and check that your postal address is correct.

If the address is correct and your membership is not expired, please contact us so we can look into why you have not received your magazine.

NOTE: You will not receive the magazine the month you join BAMBI. This is because the distribution list for the magazine is prepared one month before the magazine is sent out.

 

Member Benefits

  • Discount to BAMBI-sponsored playgroups and activities, and other non-BAMBI-sponsored playgroups.
  • Free BAMBI News magazine delivered to your home each month, with lots of helpful articles.
  • Discount/free entry to great events organized by BAMBI, such as our annual Halloween Party and Splash Party.
  • Discounts to hire a TENS machine, and to join a Me-Time workshop or WOMBLES social dinners.
  • Discount to book a table for one of our Yard Sales.
  • Discounts with listed businesses (see our Discounts page).
  • Post your ads online for free for second-hand stuff or to find domestic help.
  • Help run BAMBI by volunteering!

Playgroups, Yard Sales, and other BAMBI events

Please see our Playgroups listing and Activities for a current list of BAMBI offerings. Each Playgroup or Activity includes a description of the target age range.

Most BAMBI Playgroups are for children 0-5, while ‘Small World’ playgroups are specifically for babies, rollers, crawlers, and waddlers.

Activities are for slightly older children, above 3 years of age up to 6 or so, depending on the activity.

Find us on the map to see which ones are near you.

There are also non-BAMBI Playgroups that you can browse. Please contact the schools directly for more information on these playgroups.

No pre-registration is needed to join a BAMBI Playgroup or other events such as Pop-up Playgroups, New Members Coffee Mornings, and parties—just show up with your member card!

Pre-registration is usually required for BAMBI Activities for kids 3 years and up, WOMBLES dinners (to make reservations), and Me Time workshops, and to book a table at Yard Sales. Some Bumps events and baby massage may also require pre-registration. Please check the specific event details on the Calendar or on our Facebook page.

 

Yes, your nanny is welcome. She will be personally responsible for the supervision of your child during the BAMBI-sponsored event, just as any parent.

To avoid any mix-ups however, please make sure you give her your valid member card (a photo is also acceptable). We are unable to verify membership with only your name.

BAMBI strives to fulfill the needs and wishes of its members, including opening Playgroups or Activities in geographical areas for which there is member demand.

At the same time, all Playgroups and Activities require volunteers to run them. If you feel that your area needs a Playgroup or Activity, please volunteer to become a Playgroup Leader or Activity Leader—it’s easier and more fulfilling than you may think! You can contact playgroups@bambiweb.org to join the team.

 

Please check our Calendar before setting out, especially around the holidays, as we keep those listings up to date. We will also post cancellation notices on our Facebook page.

During the dry season months (1 December to 31 March), BAMBI Playgroups and Activities will also be subject to the Air Quality Policy. If PM2.5 readings on Air Quality Index for Bangkok are above certain levels at 7:05am, certain BAMBI Playgroups and Activities for that day will be automatically canceled. So please check the policy carefully!

For non-BAMBI Playgroups, please contact the schools directly.

 

We will announce upcoming Yard Sales on our Yard Sales page and Facebook page. You can also sign up for our enewsletter to get notifications directly in your inbox.

The announcements will include details on how to book a table. We will also announce when bookings are full.

 

We can accept your donated goods at our Yard Sale. If we are taking donations at other BAMBI events, we will state that in the event announcement.

During other times of the year, please see the Charities page for organizations that you may contact.