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Gifts for nursery staff(5 Posts)
Hello, have posted this in Nursery board, too.
Baby Mint has just started to walk and so will be soon be leaving his baby room at nursery to join a walkers� room.
The key worker he has had since he started there is outstanding. She made the difference, not just to him settling in brilliantly and having a great start, but to me feeling happy � or as happy a mum ever can be - to leave him.
This in itself was great but in the last three months she has done such a brilliant job and demonstrated in countless ways that she really cares for him as if he were her own. He couldn�t be happier and has learnt so much. He loves all the staff.
My question is this� when he moves to a different room, I�d like to thank all the staff that looked after him in the baby room (about 8 different people in total) and particularly his key worker. How is this usually done?
I�d like to give a joint gift (and card) of some kind to all the staff and also a special gift and card to his keyworker. Would this be OK or is it not the done thing to single out individuals?
No idea what to buy as a group gift. For his key worker, I was thinking either a voucher for some pampering or a John Lewis gift card. I�d like to spend �50 on her.
I�d be really grateful for experience and views on this please.
I hada similar scenario. Ibad a big shiny gift box from Xmas do bought 8 bottles if wine and 8 bags of snacks (fancy nuts, nice crisps, Pringles, etc). Arranged it all in the box with gift straw stuff and took it in. The wine was all from aldi/lidl - I did a combo or red, white, prosecco and rose.
I did consider something for DD's key worker but felt that they'd all made a difference (and in truth whilst we allows her key worker, there we're a couple of others who dd had an equally strong bond with)
I do think £50 is a lot to give to just one person in the team. (Be aware too that some nurseries don't let them accept individual gifts - they all have to be pooled). I probably spent that on my wine & snacks hamper tho.... You'll have a better feel for the dynamic.
I got a couple of tubs of quality street to go in the staff room, and then a middle size Yankee candle for my daughter's key worker. That cost £10. I think £50 is rather a lot to be honest, and she may actually feel very uncomfortable accepting it (if she is even allowed to).
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I was a room leader and it was never expected.
For group presents some nice biscuits, sweets, magazine subscription for the lunch room etc, some nice moisturiser for the room: lots of hand washing means we need hand cream etc.
If you want to buy fir the key person then I think something like a pedicure voucher could be good. Maybe a voucher for Costa/Starbucks/Boots?
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