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Jeanniejampots80 Thu 22-Oct-15 10:54:12

Aggh, so this is my most stressful gift. My daughter attends a fab creche that she adores as I work full time. Last year it was easy, there were three workers in her room, she adored them all and I got them all a nice gift and a box of choc for the "staff" in general. This year she has moved rooms since Sept, one worker moved rooms too so has now minded her for her entire creche life, another didn't move but had her until Sept and there are now three others in the new room. I can't afford 6 main presents so do I just get a staff gift and a token for the two who have minded her the longest? Or does the one who will have her for over two years ( and my daughter's favourite) by the time she moves rooms again get a bigger gift? Also don't want to offend the new staff who will be minding her for the rest of the year!! Help!!

attheendoftheday Thu 22-Oct-15 11:57:51

I would only get for staff in her current room. How about something to share and a token for her keyworker?

Jeanniejampots80 Thu 22-Oct-15 12:29:38

Thanks! Yeah that was my initial thought but my husband was worried about offending the others smile so maybe a nice hamper that they can share amongst themselves and an additional thing for the main carer.

scarlets Thu 22-Oct-15 16:08:53

It's many years since my children were in crèche but theirs was fab too, so I know why you want to show your gratitude. Great crèches are worth their weight in gold.

I think it's nice to give one large gift for all staff, so that people who don't tend to receive presents, like the manager and the cook, get the benefit of customers' appreciation too. However, the danger is that they end up with 45 big tins of chocolates between 15 of them!

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Thu 22-Oct-15 16:15:14

Go with current room otherwise you will always be "back buying" I used to buy a generic Xmas gift like chocs or biscuits or tea/coffee/soft drink hamper or nice handwash for staff loo and then when moving rooms a nice gift for keyworker if they had been good (the pre school room for ds1 was horrendously crap so got nothing) and a tin biscuits or tray cupcakes (Sainsbury do a dozen for £6.99) for the staff room.

shitebag Thu 22-Oct-15 16:22:50

Honestly as someone who has worked in childcare for 13 years, please don't stress about it.

Its lovely when we receive gifts from children and carers but no one expects them so no one should be disappointed, having said that one of the nicest things we received was a handmade tree decoration each nothing fancy just some salt dough shapes with ribbons on smile

Jeanniejampots80 Sat 24-Oct-15 00:14:41

Thanks ladies, I think I will do up s food hamper of bits like lidl Christmas stuff so as you say the manager etc can get something and a cine world gift box for her key worker as all I know about her out of work life is she likes the cinema ;) thanks for all the advice!!

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