Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of our newsletter. We have had a busy month with even more to come.

Firstly, please see the calendar of events and be aware of centre closure dates for the upcoming Easter break. 

Monday 11th April Fun Smiles Dental Van Visit (have your returned your forms?)
Wednesday 13th AprilFun Smiles Dental Van Visit (have your returned your forms?)
Thursday 14th AprilEaster Bonnet Parade 3 - 4 pm
Friday 15th AprilCentre CLOSED - Good Friday Public Holiday
Monday 18th AprilCentre CLOSED - Easter Monday Public Holiday
Friday 22nd AprilCentre Anzac Ceremony 10 am (in house)
Monday 25th AprilCentre CLOSED - Anzac Day Public Holiday
Monday 2nd MayCentre CLOSED - Labor Day Public Holiday

Fun Smiles Dental Van Visit: 

 Here is a bit of information about what the Fun Smiles Dental Van visit is all about - please read as you might be eligible for up to $1000 in dental benefits for your child.

What is the Child Dental Benefits Scheme?

The Child Dental Benefits Scheme is a dental benefits program provided by the Australian Government for eligible children aged 2‐17 years that provides up to $1,000 in benefits to the child for basic dental services.

Which children are eligible for dental services?

If your child is turning 2 by the 31st of December, 2021 then. The Department of Human Services assesses a child's eligibility from the start of each calendar year. A child is eligible if they are eligible for Medicare, aged 2‐17 years at any point in the calendar year and receive a relevant Australian Government payment, such as Family Tax Benefit Part A at any point in the calendar year.

Will 'Fun Smiles' be able to check if my child is eligible?

Yes, we will be able to check eligibility by contacting Department of Human Services.

How does the benefit cap work?

Eligible children have a maximum of $1000 to be used on eligible treatments over 2 years. The relevant two-year period commences from the calendar year in which the patient first receives an eligible dental service.

A patient's entire benefit cap can be used in the first year if needed. If the entire benefit cap is not used in the first year, the balance can be used in the following year if the child is still eligible.

What if my child is not eligible for the scheme?

We can provide a dental examination for your child at a reduced fee of $99. If you are a member of a health fund, you should be able to claim this back through your fund.

Please check with your health fund.

If you would like your child to participate in the Fun Smiles dental care service at the centre, all you need to do is grab a form from the kiosk area (where you sign your child/ren in and out) and fill in the form and return to the office by Friday 8th April, 2022.

From our educational leader: 

Hello to all the wonderful families and welcome to our new families that have joined us here at Footprints.

Wow ! How the months have flown by.

It has been a busy month for our educators and children here. Our educators have been busy adding to their rooms to show what our friends have been learning.

We have also been helping our friends, working with them to create their room routines and rules for their room e.g. what hands do we use with our friends - gentle hands, what feet do we use inside - walking feet. 

We have also been helping parents with strategies to help children with eating, behavior & toileting training. So please, if there is anything you would love to know more about, just ask the educators and we will help with what we can.

These couple of months we also will be teaching the children the meaning and celebrating the meaning of Holi, Red nose day, as well as had our first show in a very long time due to COVID restrictions we have all been going through, the show was the "I Love My World Recycling Show", which our friends enjoyed learning the meaning of recycling, how to recycle and why we do this. Over the next month, our educators will also be hosting an Easter bonnet parade, and Anzac ceremony. Some more exciting things to look forward to.

Did you know: 

That Footprints Sunnybank has an enrolment incentive program ?

If you introduce a family to the centre, we offer an enrolment incentive for both our referring family and the new enrolling family. (for each family you introduce to the centre).

When you have recommended someone to check out our centre and they go ahead and enrol their child/ren here, please tell them to ensure they mention on the enrolment form that you have recommended them (where it asks how they have heard about us). *Once this has been mentioned on the enrolment form and they have been at the centre for 4 weeks and are up to date with their fees, both YOU and THEY will then receive 2 weeks free child care fees !!

2 weeks free child care fees for just recommending someone to come and join our amazing Footprints Family, its that simple !

If people are thinking about needing child care, tell them to come to Footprints Sunnybank, meet the educators and ask any questions they like, see us in action and we can go from there.

Spots are limited.

We hope taking advantage of this offer helps our current families have an opportunity to reduce the financial responsibility of child care payments for two weeks, simply just by having someone start at our centre - from your recommendation.

Remember, they have to advise on the enrolment form - how they heard about us, ( YOU ), be in attendance for 4 weeks with their fees up to date and then YOU and THEY will receive 2 weeks free child care fees*. 

Till next month, stay safe -

With a smile 😊