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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumzy1976 View Post
    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.

    What? Confiscated? Where does it go?

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    I worked in child care for 6 years and I think the water bottle idea is awesome and would love that.

    Other little things I appreciated that I received were movie tickets, new glass set and other nice things for my house, diary/planner, cool stationary set.

    What I wasnt into- but was really thankful for the gift- was candles and soaps. Ended up having wayyyyy to many every year and still have them in my cupboard.

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    Also chocolates are never a bad choice in my opinion and you can never get too much

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    Ooh and p.s I used to own my own shop that sold handmade products and I have seen some very cool present ideas that are unique and individual. You can jump on madeit.com.au or etsy.com.au for ideas. Eg. Fabric phone cases, notepads, etc. Very cool stuff

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    I think it's really slack that your centre has a policy about accepting gifts. (99% of the time gifts that have been given, in centres I've worked at, there has been nothing ridiculously expensive/inappropriate)
    Really if the parents love you that much you deserve it!!!!!

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    Is it weird to not give gifts to child care workers?

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    We have a gift policy at school too - any gifts from students that are valued over a certain amount must be declared. I think it might be to keep it all above board so it doesn't lead to accusations of favouritism, 'buying' results, bribery, etc. But that's at school, not daycare!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blissfulfairy View Post
    Is it weird to not give gifts to child care workers?

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    No it's not weird at all , some parents do , some parents don't

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    I'm making jam for all the teachers - so far I've made raspberry and a pineapple and cinnamon dessert jam. I've bought some nice mason jars, and I will print out personalised labels for all of them. I will also provide one big jar of jam, fresh baked scones, and some whipped cream on their last day of pre-school, so that all the teachers can have something nice with their lunch.

    I also considered baking fruitcakes in terracotta pots, then transferring them into fresh pots that I would get DD to decorate. Mum used to do this for presents for people, it seemed to go down pretty well if you have a delicious fruit cake recipe!


 

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