just following on from 'what to by childminder for christmas' thread. Anyone got any ideas for what to buy nursery staff?
DS is in a big room at nursery and there are 7 staff, some of them are closer to him than others but I would feel mean just buying presents for just a couple of them as they all have a hand in looking after him IFYKWIM. Thought about big box of choccies/biscuits but thought they'd probably get loads of that kind of stuff.
DD has moved to a school nursery this year, and there are at least 12 different teachers that she has regular contact with. When she was in her (very small) day nursery before i used to spend about 5 quid on each member of staff (6 in total). I'm afraid I chickened out and just bought a massive box of posh biscuits from M&S this year. It seemed to be pretty well received and i figured that it would be easy to divvy up! I feel embarrassed that the single card was addressed "to all the nursery staff" though, as I only know the names of about 6 teachers!
I think you do have to go with something to share when there are so many. I am sure some nice posh chocolates or biscuits would go down well. What about something nice (non alcoholic) to drink with them during their break too?
I've just today bought a big wicker container planted up with hyacinth bulbs in moss, (from M&S - they have a range from 4.99 up) for the staff at dd2's school. I figured it will look and smell good in the staff room in the gloomy January days ahead and is less fattening than chocs or bics.
I bought my dd's nursery teacher a chime from oxfam and some fairtrade biscuits. She works at a special school in Benegal during the school holidays and I thought she would appreciate a fair-traide gift. For the rest of the nursery staff I have bought a big tin of cookies from M&S. I have also bought the escorts that take to school some candles and the driver some chocolates. For ds's nursery I have bought nothing. He only goes 2 times a week and I just didnt think it necessary to buy anything, am I mean?