With Christmas rapidly approaching, you may be starting to wonder about gifts. Is it appropriate to give Christmas gifts to nursery school employees? Does a children’s day nursery expect gifts? If you’re curious about what is expected of you, you’re not alone.
First, you should know that nursery school employees don’t expect to receive gifts, but they’re always appreciated. If you want to let a favourite day nursery worker know what they mean to your child, don’t hesitate to make their year with a thoughtful something.
Day Nursery Gifting Etiquette
If you are giving just one person a gift, be sure to do it quietly and avoid being in front of everyone else when you do so. Ideally, have your child give the gift since they are the one who receives the care and will enjoy sharing with their teacher.
It’s also a good idea to involve your little one in choosing or making the gift. Even a simple item that the child has made or a card stating your appreciation can be a wonderful gift for the teachers. You may even make something small for each of them, though it isn’t expected of you.
What Types of Gifts to Give
If you do want to give your child’s favourite caregiver something special, you have plenty of choices! Something handmade by your little one is always welcome, so art or crafts that your child can make is a good way to start things off. Not everyone wants to do this, though and that’s fine, too.
Other gift ideas include:
- Gift baskets: An assortment of snacks, sweets, candles, etc is a nice way to let someone know you appreciate them. If you know their preferences, you can include those in the basket.
- Gift card: A Costa card or a gift card to a local restaurant is another wonderful gift idea and can easily be tucked inside a card that your little one made. This is a good combination of both handmade and purchased.
- Supplies: If you know the teacher enjoys a certain hobby, you can provide them with some supplies for it. For example, if they knit, wool or thread is always a good choice, or you could provide some cute daycare-themed stitch counters. Let your little one help you pick things out to make it even more exciting.
Gifts are never expected or obligatory, especially when it comes to nursery school employees. However, if you wish to show your appreciation, they’ll be thrilled, especially if it comes from your child.
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