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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02-12-2014 09:39 #1
Childcare Gifts - What should I do?
02-12-2014 10:32 #2
I think something for the room.
A bunch of flowers
Or if you want to give individual gifts, then a plain mug decorated by your DS.
02-12-2014 10:33 #3
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.
02-12-2014 11:03 #4
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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02-12-2014 11:40 #5
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.
02-12-2014 11:47 #6
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
02-12-2014 12:46 #7
I like the idea of a shared present. Perhaps you could get ds to make individual cards to go with it?
02-12-2014 12:48 #8
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.
02-12-2014 12:56 #9-
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I don't buy gifts for teachers etc...it's just too expensive.
02-12-2014 13:07 #10
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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