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    Default Childcare Gifts - What should I do?

    At DS' childcare they have a primary carer model. Unfortunately due to maternity leave and things my DS has had three primary carers this year! Kind of defeats the purpose of the model but that's a whole other thread :-)

    I'm trying to work out to do about Christmas gifts. I don't have a lot of money to spare. The obvious thing would be to give his current primary carer a gift. But the thing is that all of the staff in the under 2 room have been wonderful and he loves and adores all of them so it feels a bit off just to do that. Also his other primary carers were really instrumental in settling him and making him feel comfortable when he first started.

    So, the options I can think of are

    1. Just something for his current primary carer.

    2. Just a general gift to share for all staff in that room like a basket of cookies or soaps or chocolates or something.

    3. Something special for his current and a general gift to share for everyone.

    What would/do you do? Any other suggestions are welcome.

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    I think something for the room.

    A bunch of flowers
    Gift basket

    Or if you want to give individual gifts, then a plain mug decorated by your DS.

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    It's such a conundrum! DS has 2 primary carers but then there are the others that step in for breaks etc..

    I like the idea of a shared gift. No-one can get offended then and everyone is included.

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    A general treat basket. Your such a great cook I am sure they would love it.

    This year I did a batch of mini 3 ingredients Christmas cakes in a present shape for all the kids care givers.

    Simple easy and no fuss.

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    I have about 6 to buy for as they all alternate. I got a Christmas decoration for the tree and will write a thank you card.

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    My daughter has so many different carers coming in and out of her room, I got some cute labels made to add to some cheap jars filled with lollies. The labels says 'it takes a big heart to help shape a little mind' merry christmas, love DD

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    I like the idea of a shared present. Perhaps you could get ds to make individual cards to go with it?

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    There would be too many for me to buy for (3 children in 3 different rooms, all with multiple carers) so I'm just not getting anyone anything. Bad Caz.

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    I don't buy gifts for teachers etc...it's just too expensive.

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    Yeah, I mentioned in another thread that the thought to buy DS's pre school teachers a gift hadn't entered my mind! I had no idea people did that! OP, i think a joint gift would be lovely.


 

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