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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsboyts View Post
    Sorry to derail but I have a question about childcare. My son has two main carers. Do I just buy those two a gift or should I buy all the carers that have anything to do with him a gift?
    I give a little bag of goodies like a party bag to all the assistants with a little mixer shot (from kmart), a face mask, some mini chocs and a bath bomb. Not the most amazing gift but it doesn't cost much and they appreciate the thought. The main carers get bigger gifts - sometimes the kids have special bonds with certain teachers and they get something extra nice.

    Derailing again...this year I don't like my DS's teacher. She doesn't pay attention to my son or provide him with extension/support and his marks have plummeted this year. He's a good kid who tries hard (they've said this) but hasn't got student of the week yet, in a class of 24 in the 28th week. Poor man doesn't even get hopeful for it each week now and watches the naughtiest kid get it before him. If she isn't keeping track to make sure each 6 year old gets it once she's a bish imo. I'm really tempted not to give her a gift at all. Is that super petty? Has anyone else been that immature?

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    This is the first year my DS has been at preschool, so I'm enjoying the ideas here!

    I like the suggestion of a Christmas tree decoration.

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    I always give a Christmas decoration. I either buy them from Oxfam or the kids make one. Other things I've given over the years were a mug that the kids painted and some nice tea and coffee, a kid painted tea towel and home made goodies, stationary.
    It's never anything big or extravagant but I always put in a card that lets the teacher know how much we appreciated everything they had done through the school year.
    This was last years - home made Rocky Road and an Oxfam decoration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadaca View Post
    I give a little bag of goodies like a party bag to all the assistants with a little mixer shot (from kmart), a face mask, some mini chocs and a bath bomb. Not the most amazing gift but it doesn't cost much and they appreciate the thought. The main carers get bigger gifts - sometimes the kids have special bonds with certain teachers and they get something extra nice.

    Derailing again...this year I don't like my DS's teacher. She doesn't pay attention to my son or provide him with extension/support and his marks have plummeted this year. He's a good kid who tries hard (they've said this) but hasn't got student of the week yet, in a class of 24 in the 28th week. Poor man doesn't even get hopeful for it each week now and watches the naughtiest kid get it before him. If she isn't keeping track to make sure each 6 year old gets it once she's a bish imo. I'm really tempted not to give her a gift at all. Is that super petty? Has anyone else been that immature?
    no that isnt immature. If I didnt like the teacher I probably wouldnt get them anything either

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    Last year DS and I made slow cooker peppermint fudge

    This year I am going to be more organised and actually use something I have pinned....

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    We used to give the main carer a voucher, and the kids would make something for the others- daycare

    Now in primary, their teacher gets a voucher, and the office and staffroom get a card.

    ETA: actually now that I think about it, that is end of the year. Our school don't accept xmas gifts.

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    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/225109681350231226/

    Not sure if link will work but this is the poem I'm going to write this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    I was planning on a $100 gift voucher for a massage for DS two main kinder teachers. Is this a good gift?
    That is a very generous gift! I'm always a little overwhelmed by parents that spend a lot of money. I also agree that a lovely message in a card that has taken time to write is very appreciated. Much more than any gift.

    Some gifts I've received that I thought were great are personalised stickers, little golden book rebound into a diary, frank body scrub, a wine, cheese and crackers hamper and a personalised drink bottle. Just a few ideas if you are really keen to get something. I would say don't spend more than the $20 bracket though.

    I have received some beautiful presents from parents that haven't even come into the classroom at the end of the year. I always wished that they took the time to come and chat to me rather than taking the time to go and buy a present.

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    I always get our teachers a Dan Murphys voucher. After a year of teaching my kids the least I can do is buy them a drink!

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    Reading this thread has made me realise my original idea of some chocolates for the educators to put in the lunch room and share is seriously tight and I need to reach into my purse again!


 

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