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birthday gift for nanny - wants contribution for hols

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Page62 Fri 07-Aug-09 11:10:18

my dear nanny's bday is coming up and having worked for us for nearly 3 years we have been through several permutations of pressies for her (bday and xmas). i know she is going on hols in oct and i asked her if maybe we should just contribute towards that. i have ordered her a bday cake and my DCs will make her a card etc, but just wondering how much to give. we're not flush with cash but neither are we struggling -- do people feel the bare minimum here is a week's salary ? i don't want her to feel we don't value her......

any advice welcome


rubyslippers Fri 07-Aug-09 11:12:09

a week's salary on a birthday present

i wouldn't and not even for DH!

it is really nice to want to give her a great present as you value her

bertieboo Fri 07-Aug-09 11:19:42

Hi Page62... You are very kind and generous towards your nanny, and I am sure she knows how highly you value her.
How about giving her some money in the currency of the country she is having her holiday in for say 50% of her weekly wage?

Page62 Fri 07-Aug-09 11:24:06

that's a bit reassuring - thank you for your replies!
i may have read here in the past references to a week's salary and was not sure if that was xmas bonus, bday present, or both!
bertie -- hello! i hope you have forgiven me and my DD for that ghastly incident in your car....

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 07-Aug-09 14:00:49

agree a weeks salary for her birthday is very generous

saying that i got a lovely i pod shuffle from my guys last month - i was wow and very touched as well as a homemade gift from kids!!

though does seem the normal at christmas a weeks wages

agree some local currency is a lovely idea

littlestarschildminding Fri 07-Aug-09 15:55:44

I would not do a weeks wages as a b'day gift..I would be thinking more on the £50-£100 kind of range...Blimey I must be tight!!! lol

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