(Closed) Do you give Christmas gifts to your daycare teachers?

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Are your kids too young to make them something? Perhaps a macaroni painting will look good on their wall at daycare 😉

 

but in all seriousness, I would reccommend getting them something small. Maybe a $15 giftcard, though- $5 at starbucks will get you a cup of coffee. And only if you’re not getting a venti or trenta!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Seriously, it depends. How many daycare teachers does he have? The daycare I worked at had at least 8 staff – are you willing to spend $40 on a gift? We often had parents drop off chocolate or cappicino mix or items like that – it’s a little cheaper. Trust me, good coffee and homemade cookies go a long way.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would be wary of giving Christmas gifts if you have only been there 1.5 weeks. Are you sure they celebrate Christmas? Just ask as someone who is Jewish and celebrates a different holiday…

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think a card is good enough

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am a teacher and I have worked in daycares and let me tell you…it is really nice to be acknowledged every now and then by parents. We deal with a lot of rude parents so even small gestures are nice. I had parents give me simple gift cards of $5-10 to starbucks, target, etc. Or you can go to the store and get a bag of the nicer chocolate (Lindorfs/ or whatever)…those are like $3 a bag at walmart. It is just nice to know that our hard work is appreciated. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Last year, DD had only been there for a month (in-home) so I gave the owner/main teacher a reusable coffee tumbler and $20 for sbux.  This year, I’m giving her $50 for Lululemon and a lulu headband.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

Yes. I coupon and CVS has a LOT of beauty things that I can split up ( 10 nail polishes in a container or 11 shower gels) I put them in a cute goodie bag and add a tag. They appreciate someone thinking of them. (I teach GA Pre-K at my daughter’s daycare, so I know her teachers AND I know how nice it feels to be thought of by a parent. it doesn’t have to be anything big, but a simple chocolate bar will make a teacher happy. My favorite gift so far (and I’ve gotten $25 gift cards to places) was a container of homemade fudge, reindeer food, etc. OMG It was SOOO good!

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