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Christmas present for cleaner...?

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angelpuffs Wed 02-Dec-15 12:08:46

Hi everyone
Just wondering how what kind of presents you bought your cleaners for christmas? Our cleaner has been with us for 6 months and is very good. She does some babysitting for us too. She cleans for 6 hours a week.

Would you give a Christmas bonus in the form of cash, and if so how much? Or a present- or both?
Thank you!

PurpleDaisies Wed 02-Dec-15 12:13:16

I am buying a nice box of chocolates and a card. I don't really see the need for a cash bonus as well-I pay her decent hourly rate.

angelpuffs Wed 02-Dec-15 12:15:29

We pay our cleaner £10 per hour which seems to be he going rate. A couple of my friends in central London give a bonus of £100-£150 at Christmas- we are in north London where I don't think quite as much is expected. But really haven't a clue! Thanks for your input purpledaisies smile

MrsTrentReznor Wed 02-Dec-15 12:17:13

I gave mine a Molton Brown travel set last year.
I miss her so much. sad

PurpleDaisies Wed 02-Dec-15 12:19:03

i'm a self employed private tutor and I would feel really awkward getting a cash bonus from pupils, but I often get cards and small presents (wine, chocolates, that sort of thing) which is nice. The best present I got was a £1.75 paper chase pen because the pupil noticed all my pens were from there! I'm assuming my cleaner is similar.

TreeSparrow Wed 02-Dec-15 12:19:25

How about a homemade box set of lemon pledge and a luxury ostrich feather duster?

TeddTess Wed 02-Dec-15 12:20:32

i always give my cleaner a week's money (she usually has a week off over the christmas period so it is king of a bonus/money i would usually pay anyway). plus a box of nice chocs or something.

TeddTess Wed 02-Dec-15 12:21:03

but certainly do not give cash to the tutor!! completely different. tin of biscuits, christmas flowers that sort of thing

Schoolchauffeur Wed 02-Dec-15 12:21:23

I've had the same cleaner for 4 years now so know her quite well. I buy her a fun gift for under her tree usually about £20 in value ( from my dogs as she loves them!) and give her cash equivalent to one cleaning session ( £40). She's always been very happy with that. In return she always buys treats for the dogs and she makes us every year a particular festive decoration which we always look forward to seeing as she's very creative and she enjoys our reaction to it!

angelpuffs Wed 02-Dec-15 12:21:41

Hi purpledaisies
I see what you mean- but I think I'm safe in saying that the cleaner earns quite a bit less than a private tutor- hence the appreciation of the cash bonus! Do you mind if ask what age children you tutor and where you are based? I might need your services!

sparechange Wed 02-Dec-15 12:22:19

Our cleaner gets 2 weeks money as a bonus, plus box of chocolates.
She usually gives us a bottle of wine and a card, plus a toy for the dog, which is very sweet and generous of her

angelpuffs Wed 02-Dec-15 12:22:29

Thanks everyone- a weeks bonus plus a small wrapped present was what I had in mind too...

PurpleDaisies Wed 02-Dec-15 12:25:18

If you're in north London it is w bit of a commute...I'm in the East Midlands! I usually do GCSEs and a levels in maths and the sciences.

Could you ask around at school? Personal recommendation is usually the best way to find someone good.

angelpuffs Wed 02-Dec-15 12:28:29

Yes- a bit far! Thanks anyway smile

momb Wed 02-Dec-15 12:29:26

Cash bonus is appropriate for cleaner, plus a more personal small gift.

hollyisalovelyname Sat 02-Jan-16 20:41:37

I give cash.
I know she needs all the cash she can get as she has a big family and earns little but works really hard.
She can buy whatever SHE wants to with the extra money.

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