I work in child care and my children attend another centre.
There are policies now in my centre in regard to receiving gifts. It's totally ridiculous but we must declare any gift and if its deemed inappropriate ( worth too much) it gets confiscated.
It's a shame we cannot show appreciation and thanks to the tireless people who take care of our most important asset.
For my children's end of year gift, I'm 'donating' ( as opposed to giving lol) a brand new coffee machine and some pods. This way the staff do not have to declare it and they all get use out of it.