My ds will be 1 in April. What is the etiquette re. Birthday cakes ? I am planning to take one to the nursery but not sure how big. The nursery has about 30-40 children and one cake will not be enough for all the children. However, my ds is in the "baby room" with only 10 other babies. Shall I give the cake only for the baby room ?
Please help !
I second that - baby room only. At DS's nursery they cut up the cake for the children to take home rather than have it there, as I don't think they were meant to give food brought by other parents to the children without permission. A cake that's easy to cut would probably go down well with the staff!
Baby Room only I'd say, but why not ask your ds' keyworker? Some nurseries like to manage children's birthday treats more than others because of allergy risk/policy on chocolate etc. I think they'll appreciate it.
Ds and his lot made pizza for his 4th birthday at nursery. It looked like roadkill
Just send in a cake and see what happens. When DS was 1 I made a cake (just a basic 7" choc cake decorated as a hedgeho) intending it to be for the baby room and apparently they managed to make it go all round the nursery. This year (4) I am no longer allowed to make a cake, DS insisted on a spiderman cake from Asda so sent that in. Would say etiquette would be just baby room though.
Thank you everybody. I thought I'll ask if OK first. I'll make sure cake does not contain nuts. However, as some babies are under 1, some parents might not want them to have cake due to sugar content(?). For the Christmas party they asked me if they can give DS jelly & cream.
I would say baby room only to.. If the nursery has a no cake policy (because of allergies - although they should have such info because of feeding the children anyway) they could wrap it up to go home with the children.