Jump to content

Gift for daycare teachers?
From my one yr old?


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 greenthumbs

Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:22 PM

It's our first time dealing with daycare.

Are we supposed to get gifts for the daycare attendants?

Our little man is 16mths and only attends one day per week. His carers are great, but is it really necessary?

TIA

#2 *JJ*

Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:27 PM

It isn't necessary but it is nice to receive a little gift (many years working in day care).

Something as simple as a xmas tree ornament (I love mine that kids have given)

Or if you don't want to do a gift a nice card with kind words is always nice to get and makes you feel appreciated.

Hope that helps


#3 luke's mummu

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

There's no 'rule' that says you have to, but we do, because they are some of the lowest paid workers in the country.

We buy something for the centre to share (wine or chocs generally) and also a $20 Myer gift voucher for each staff member that directly cares for my son. So that adds up to $80 in gift vouchers, which is quite a bit.

I guess it depends how long your son has been at the centre, and how many days he goes to, as well as your budget.

#4 Baggy

Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

Last year I couldn't afford much so DD made a card, and we baked some brownies for the staff room.

I didn't feel I had to do it, I just wanted to because they were such a good centre and my DD had been there for almost three years. I would have loved to have got them all massage vouchers or something, but couldn't afford to at the time.

#5 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

I bought a big box of chocolates for everyone to share last year, as by that time of year, we'd been through that many staff changes, I didn't even know who half the carers were.

This year DD chose 4 beautiful Christmas ornaments for her main carers she's had all year, and is particularly fond of.

#6 MyButterflyGirls

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:04 PM

We're giving Xmas plates filled with homemade White Christmas and salted caramel fudge. Also a card with a personal note to each carer.

#7 *~dee~*

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

I get my DD's kindy room a big box of chocolates to share, and I'm going to make them some xmas shortbread bickies original.gif

They look after her 4 days a week and my DD loves them.

#8 kissy10

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:14 PM

QUOTE (MyButterflyGirls @ 18/12/2012, 05:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We're giving Xmas plates filled with homemade White Christmas and salted caramel fudge. Also a card with a personal note to each carer.

That sounds divine!

I am going to make some homemade truffles for the carers in DS2's room & his main carer from last year, she is wonderful and much loved.

#9 gonggirl

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

Dd2 is in FDC 5 days per week, I have always bought our carer a gift to the value of $50. Bit different to a centre with many carers. Dd1 took her kinder teacher a big box of chocolates:)

#10 happygurl06

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

DD was full time and went to CC for 4 years.  Each year I put together a box of coffe bags, flavoured teas,  good hot chocolate mix, biscuits, kit kats, cherries, mango's and other fruit depending on what was good.  the box would say "have a break on me"

They loved it.

#11 Tigerdog

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

I got staff in each of my 2 kids' rooms a nice sparkly card and a large box of Roses chocs to share (half-price at Woolies atm!).

#12 Canberra Chick

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

I usually give a large box of chocs to share or a homemade hamper with bought chocs and homemade fudge/biscuits to share among all the carers.

#13 Frockme

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:55 PM

After much researching on this topic I'm going with hand cream this year. Bc they are always having to wash their hands after wiping our little snot's noses.  tongue.gif

#14 casime

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

I gave the staff at DS's daycare a big gift box ($3 at Reject Shop) that I filled with mixed lollies (3 bags @ $5 each from Coles).   They put it on the staff room table and have been eating their way through it for the last week (and still more than half left!).  The girls all keep telling me what a great gift it was.

#15 loulou_b

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:05 PM

i am giving movie vouchers.
I'm not sure though, and maybe someone here can help, is it acceptable to give one each or should I give two each as who wants to see a movie alone right? Does it look odd only to give one each?

#16 forosoco

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

there are 9 carers in our centre and they all deal with one or both of our kids. this year i bought a book of hoyts super saver tickets. i took a nice photo of the kids and made them into christmas cards which cost about $15 for a pack of 20, then put one hoyts ticket into each card and they all appreciated them. worked out to be less than $12 per carer.

last year we were even more broke so we bought a really big christmas tree shaped cookie cutter and made each carer a giant christmas tree shaped cookie, then decorated it with icing and also wrote their name on it in icing. those were a big hit.

#17 greenthumbs

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:36 PM

QUOTE (luke's mummu @ 18/12/2012, 04:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There's no 'rule' that says you have to, but we do, because they are some of the lowest paid workers in the country.

We buy something for the centre to share (wine or chocs generally) and also a $20 Myer gift voucher for each staff member that directly cares for my son. So that adds up to $80 in gift vouchers, which is quite a bit.

I guess it depends how long your son has been at the centre, and how many days he goes to, as well as your budget.



And I guess this is why I found it hard to be expected to buy a gift - I think I work in one of the only industries paid lower than childcare (or similar anyway) huh.gif

I ended up buying each a sweet coffee mug and filling them with candy canes and homemade slice - went down very well fortunately!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Celeste Barber: the hilarious Aussie mum you must follow

If you have ever looked at a photo of a celebrity mum and felt a pang of despair then Celeste Barber is your new best friend.

18 tips for surviving the first few weeks with a newborn

Here are 18 tips I think would have helped me when I went into this whole parenting thing blind.

Share your baby's first taste photos to win

Heinz and Essential Baby are giving away $1000 and baby food hampers - enter today!

Thumb-suckers could have less allergies, study shows

Thumb-sucking and nail-biting might alter the immune system function.

The shocking statistic that shows pregnant women need more support

For women suffering from chronic morning sickness or hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), pregnancy is the roller coaster from hell.

Free ticket offer

Pinky Mckay joins us again at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show presented by Blackmores with her expert baby settling advice. Register now for your free ticket.

Dad-to-be plans big surprise for gender reveal party

But for one mum-to-be, the big announcement was mixed with another emotional moment, all planned by her partner.

I was a victim of narcissistic abuse - now I'm speaking out

I met a guy who immediately swept me off my feet. Fast forward five years and I'm sitting alone in a house, crying and pregnant.

Alanis Morissette welcomes baby girl

Alanis Morissette is sharing pictures of her baby girl on social media.

Enduring postnatal anxiety

My hopeless, paralysing love for my children wasn't useful; it wasn't practical. I wasn't in charge.

New mum shares photo of herself in a "giant diaper"

After giving birth, most mothers post a photo to social media.

The art of oral storytelling - and how you can start it with your kids

In this form of communication, the heart listens as well as the ears.

Healing after miscarriage: 6 ways to soften the grief

If you have suffered a pregnancy loss, here are six ways to help soften the grief.

Your handy guide to a mum's tired signs

From the minute that tiny babe is out of you, you'll start hearing about "tired signs".

Prince George checks out helicopters at air show

The Duke of Cambridge has shown his son the inner workings of a helicopter at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.

Dad catches a Pokemon as his wife waits to give birth

An Aussie dad found himself capturing a Pokemon in a very unusual place: his wife's hospital bed as she waited to give birth.

Mum's warning on dangers of liquid detergent capsules after toddler's accident

A mum has taken to social media to warn others about the dangers of laundry liquid capsules after her daughter was left with serious burns in her eyes.

Mum left reeling over 'breastfeeding' toddler post

For so many little kids, breastfeeding is just something that mummies do.

Does cannabis affect a man's sperm?

If you're pregnant or planning to be, tobacco and alcohol are high on the list of things not to use.  But do we need an equally loud message about avoiding cannabis too?

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Why drinking water can be deadly for babies

H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.

5 ways having a baby is different when you have older children

So much parenting advice is geared towards having your first baby, but what's it like having a baby when you already have children?

You can now make your own plush Falkor

Fans of The NeverEnding Story – of which there are certainly plenty – went crazy for these plush Falkors when they first went on sale last year.

Baby steps

10 things that will actually happen after having a baby

I thought I had prepared myself for motherhood. Then my baby girl arrived and knocked everything flat.

Having a baby: expectations vs reality

People love to warn you about what to expect when having a baby, but they can be way off when it comes to the reality.

Are we having fun yet? Thinking positively as a parent

Motherhood is wonderful ... except when it sucks.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

When breastfeeding doesn't go with the flow

Breast is best, except when it's not. And in our case, it most definitely wasn't.

'If you don't vaccinate your kids you're a bloody idiot'

The photos are heartbreaking and almost too difficult to look at, but Kayley Burke is begging other parents to take notice.

Why pregnant women should eat chocolate

In news that will make expectant mums jump for joy - and reach for a block of Cadbury - scientists have revealed chocolate could provide health benefits during pregnancy.

The baby born with an incredible head of hair

If you're in any way challenged in the follicle department, prepare to feel a jolt of envy - at a two-month-old baby.

The push for Medicare to fund lactation consultants

While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.

Parents, this is how to cut grapes to avoid choking

One mum has learnt a harrowing lesson about the best way to cut grapes to make it safe for toddlers and little kids to eat.

Three truths about C-section mums

Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.

Help! My baby will only sleep in my arms

It's stressful to be the one who is holding your baby most of the day, but it's even more stressful to wonder, 'am I doing something wrong? Or am I creating bad habits?'

 

ENTER NOW

Win $1000 with Heinz!

We want to see photos of your baby eating - and by sharing, you'll be in the draw to win $1000 and baby food hampers. Enter today!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.