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Gift for helping my DD settle in at nursery

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mamamilkmachine Thu 23-May-19 23:09:17

Hi all, my DD just turned two and has just started nursery, she is only there two days a week at the moment as they don't have any more spaces. She's been there 5 weeks now but it's taking her a while to settle in and still cry's at drop off and I have been told she asks all day when is mummy coming back from work sad DD has taken a liking to one lady in particular, she's still training and is not her key worker. I take her to at drop off, DD then follows her round all day and mentions her to me when she gets home. I had her first observation report today and every section mentions her having played with this lady. I want to get her a thank you gift but not sure what is appropriate....any suggestions?? Thanks

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mamamilkmachine Thu 23-May-19 23:09:54

I thought maybe this....

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mamamilkmachine Thu 23-May-19 23:10:48

Or this haha...

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YetAnotherThing Thu 23-May-19 23:11:40

Just write her a thank you card. No trinkets.

NannaNoodleman Thu 23-May-19 23:14:23

Just a card with a nice message.

Stuckforthefourthtime Thu 23-May-19 23:15:48

Just a thank you card. Maybe a box of chocolates?

Pipandmum Thu 23-May-19 23:16:52

Card and maybe flowers. But I don’t think it’s needed it’s her job.

cookiechomper Thu 23-May-19 23:19:01

A card or box of chocolates. I've been a nursery nurse in the past and wine and chocolates always went down well, but not trinkets or sentimental type stuff.

mamamilkmachine Thu 23-May-19 23:19:29

Yeah okay maybe just a card then, I will write a message and let DD have a scribble in there too....thanks for your replies. And I know it's her job but I feel like I want to acknowledge my appreciation.

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Ratatatouille Thu 23-May-19 23:23:14

I'd just get a nice card. Tbh neither of those things are at all up my street. If someone gave them to me, whilst I would really appreciate the thought, I'd probably charity shop them (or hang onto them in the back of a drawer for 5 years out of guilt before charity shopping at a later date). It's a very kind thought, but without knowing this lady's tastes you probably won't hit the mark. The nursery may also have a policy which prohibits staff from accepting gifts from parents.

mamamilkmachine Thu 23-May-19 23:27:36

I did wonder if I would even be allowed to take a gift in and I do realise these are just little pieces of tat but was more just a token but I guess a card does the same thing....I'm quite sentimental and Lee crap like this for ever

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BackforGood Thu 23-May-19 23:28:13

The best thing is to mention to the manager how lovely she has been and how she seems to have gone out of her way to help your dd settle, and you wanted to acknowledge that.

insancerre Fri 24-May-19 08:03:15

Please don’t waste your money on gifts
The best thing you could do is to write to the manager or head office singing this persons praise

Welliejellie Sat 25-May-19 20:58:39

A card is fine, but please mention it to the manager. I am a nursery nurse and it's always great if you get positive feed back from a parent via the manger

riotlady Sat 25-May-19 21:16:28

I agree, a card with a nice message is the way to go smile she’ll be chuffed

riotlady Sat 25-May-19 22:13:58

I agree, a card with a nice message is the way to go smile she’ll be chuffed

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