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    Wow 14 teachers and carers!

    I spent a lot on 2 particular teachers this year as they went beyond their duties to care for my children. Then 2 main TAs got chocolates.

    I did not however buy any of the daycare ladies who look after DS anything as my DH was very against it. His thoughts were that we pay them to look after our child and giving has to stop somewhere.
    In saying that, we provided lunch for the entire staff at the daycare twice this year from our pizza business.

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    Yep 14, spread over 3 centres. They are all wonderful people and I wish I had loads of cash to get them all something lovely... Between family, friends & carers I had close to 30 adults & 16 kids to buy for, plus Santa plus food for parties (dd1 has allergies so I have to bring all her food everywhere). No way could I afford $20pp and I would be highly mortified if anyone thought that because I didn't give a big gift, they weren't appreciated.
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    I spent $20. I adored the teachers I bought for, but I probably wouldn't spend much more than that as I really don't know them at all and don't really know what they like, so anymore than that would be a lot to spend on something they didn't even want.

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    I gave $15 to the joint class present, and gave her a box of chocolates as she was awesome.

    As for a note, DD wrote her letters at least once a week for the entire year, so she got another for the collection

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    Default Re: Teacher gifts... How much do you spend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gothel View Post
    Why would the amount you spend reflect how much you value them? I had 14 teachers/carers to buy for and I simply can't afford to spend that much. They all got a nice xmas decoration and a thoughtful card, probably I spent about $6 each. for dd1's teacher's cards I got dd1 to dictate the card and she did a wonderful job.
    I had 10 teachers, assistants and therapist to buy for.... Most got a $5 box of chocolates but his main 2 teachers I felt it would be nice to give flowers and a gift card. I'm not saying EVERYONE can or should give $20 to each teacher.

    I'm saying I found it sad and disappointing that NOONE else had ever given this teacher more than $20 before.


 

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