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Footprints Sunnybank|February 2018 Newsletter

Welcome everyone  - Happy February to all.

​This is our first edition of our centre newsletter for 2018. We have had a busy past few months as I am sure is the same for you all too.

We hope everyone is now settling down into their new routines and the year is starting to slow down a bit for all to enjoy.

Dates to remember:

Wednesday 14th February, 2018 - Come dressed in RED to share the love 

Monday 26th February - Friday 9th March, 2018 - Glenda is away on annual leave

Monday 12th March - Friday 6th April, 2018 - Assessment and Rating period

Graduates of 2017

​On January 19th, Footprints held its annual Graduation Ceremony for those children who graduate from Footprints to Prep. We had a beautiful turn out and as always the gathering gets quite emotional. The educators of Footprints are proud of the children we care for and share in the pride in children achieving their milestones and life events. After a speech by Miss Sinead (ECT), certificates handed out, handshakes given and many photos taken, our graduates sang two beautiful songs for our guests before the cutting of the graduation cake. Thank you to all that came and to all educators who helped to make this a memorable event once again. We have been keeping in touch with the families and hear our graduates are all settling down nicely in their new school environments. We even get to see some looking so smart when they come in to pick up their siblings.

We have vision ...

 Footprints has a Facebook page that shares information with all about what is happening at the centre and special groups to share more information with families in class form. As some families do not have access to Facebook, we have installed a TV in the Entrance foyer so that we can share photos and updates with families immediately. We have enjoyed seeing families stop and look at the photo slideshow and enjoy hearing your feedback in regards to this. Please let us know if there is anything else you would love to see either in the centre, on our Facebook page or on our entrance TV.

Footprints and Upcoming Assessment and Rating

During the period of 12th March - 6th of April, 2017 the Department of Education and Care will attend the centre to complete our assessment and rating.
This assessment is undertaken by all childcare centres and aligns our practices and processes against 7 quality areas. We are appreciative to our families for their support as we undertake this process. A complete a report for the centre that will be completed in the following months. When this report is completed  we will display this in the foyer for all families to view. We thank all families for their continuing support of staff and for the centre as we continue to provide care and educational outcomes for all the children in our care. If you would like more info, please come and see me otherwise please feel free to check out more information about the process at

​Foods to bring update

As we begin a new year we would like to remind parents of foods that you able to bring in for late afternoon tea snacks, the following foods are okay, if it is not on this list, we will not serve it:

- yoghurt                                                                - cheese

- museli bar (not chocolate coated)                           - fruit

- vege chips                                                             - biscuits (not chocolate)

- fruit snacks                                                            - rice crackers/cakes

- fruit muffin/cakes/slice                                            -  sandwich (no peanut butter or nutella)

Payment defaults

A friendly reminder to all families that when you miss a payment, it needs to be made up by the end of the week. We are finding that some accounts are falling behind and as per enrolment agreements, all accounts should be one week ahead at all times.
If your account defaults, your door code will be suspended until the account is paid. Staff will be querying payments each time you come. It is unfortunate that we need bring this new procedure into place however we appreciate that you can understand why. Please ensure the funds are available in your account on the day that you have nominated for debit. If you have any issues/struggles please come and speak to me, we are happy to help where we can.

Opening hours reminder

We would also like to take the opportunity to kindly remind families that the centre's operating hours are 6:15am to 6:15pm.

6:15am: Please note that we cannot unlock the doors until 6:15am as families are not covered by insurance if something were to happen before this time.

6:15pm - Please note that we charge additional fees after this time, please ensure that you organise to have your children collected by this time by authorised persons.

 We wish everyone a fantastic month !



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