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What are you getting your daycare worker for christmas?
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:40 PM
Hi! Hope Im in the right place
This has been DS first year of daycare - he started in March. There have been 2 main carers in the room. Both have been absoluately fantastic - both with me and DS!!!
DS has some special needs in regards with vision and they have been highly accommodating and interested in doing everything to help him - along with some highly tedious tasks such as working to keep his glasses on!!
I was wondering what to get each of the staff. I would really like to show my appreciation.
What have others given in the past??
What do you plan to give this year??
Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:45 PM
Now that DS1 is older we give chocolates or similar. But when he was in the baby room, the two women there gave him SO much care and attention so we or them both bottles of perfume. They really appreciated it.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:55 PM
OP, my DS started day care in May and this is his first year at day care and I have been thinking just like you as to what to get for his carers. I have not had the chance to speak to other mothers.
Not sure what the norm is since its my first time in this situation.But I have decided to do a hand made crafty thank you card (with the involvement of DS). Might give chocolates.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:59 PM
Wine. I have been assured this will be a well received gift.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:03 PM
There are 4 staff in Liam's room. They each will be given a $20 Myer voucher (along with a card and drawing), and then a box of chocs for the whole childcare centre.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:05 PM
We are doing a brownie mix in a jar for them - they awesome women who have been amazing with my daughter and I want to show them in a small way my thanks.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:06 PM
I'm doing cards made by DS and small Westfield gift vouchers for the 2 main carers, plus a basket with choccies, wine and biscuits for the centre as a whole to cover the floaters (who cover the RDOs and sick days) and the carers from DS new room as he has been transitioning the last few weeks and will change over next year.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:12 PM
I'm doing wine. A bottle each for the teachers in each of the girls room and then I'm going to give two bottles of bubbles for the staff room so they can all have a Chrissy drink.
My girls have also made a bracelet for their teachers.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:18 PM
Myer gift vouchers for two teachers at daycare. They have both been great and have gone the extra mile with my twin boys. We have been more generous than previous years because it is the boys last year, next year they go to Preschool.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:42 PM
I'm thinking a little Xmas basket containing:
gingerbread cookies, chocolates, shortbread
bottle of wine
Nice glass Xmas decoration with thank you on it
cute little bird decoration chosen by DS
Was sure there was something else to go in but I can't remember what. DS has 3 carers.
I'm going to make a carrot cake that staff have said they love and pop it in the staff room on DS' last day.
Obviously I like to cook lol.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:38 AM
I have bought silver plated "angel" tree decorations for each of the main carers at my girls centre. Then everyone is getting a pack of the kinder chocolate Santa decorations.
In the past I have made a huge basket of chocolates (from Cadbury multipacks etc) and hot drink sachets (Nescafé cappuccino etc), Twinings teas, chai and hot chocolate mixes to go into the staff room for everyone to share. It was very popular.
During the year we often take in large boxes of chocolates as well - just so they know we think they are great (and they are)!!!!
Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:02 AM
Just thought I would add an update. I gave my daycare teachers their bottles of wine and they loved it. All said they were very much looking forward to drinking it. Even staff not directly involved with the girls rooms came up and said thank you.
I hope they have a great time drinking it and don't blame me too much for any associated hangovers.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:49 AM
I was going to take chocolates but given all the nut allergies etc would they be on the banned food list?
Our child care centre won't let any food from outside allowed in...
Might have to bring wine instead..
Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:29 AM
Both my kiddies have been 'challenging' to deal with at times (separation anxiety) so we usually get something for the room leader that really shows our appreciation and is a little personalised - e.g., last year we knew she one was going on a big holiday so we got her a passport holder. This year, the carer is from the UK, so I got her a gift voucher from 'Treats from Home' which sells UK chips, lollies etc.
For the other room staff I get a big tin of cookies from the Byron Bay Cookie Co or similar to share.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:02 AM
we gave the 2 carers in DDs room a gift bag of body shop products, and a gift voucher (wish card) each.
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