DS1 (AS) finishes his inclusive place at pre-school soon and will be moving on to a regular statement-less place at infant school in September. This is all down to his amazing one-to-one lady at pre-school and I want to show her how grateful we are. She has totally changed our lives, I feel like she's given me that fantasy child that I mourned for when I realised he was ASD. Any ideas? Thanks
I think the Willow Tree ornaments are lovely if you dont want to spend too much. I bought DS1's reception teacher one a couple of years ago and have since started my own collection - people buy them for me and when I look at them I remember then and the occasion iyswim.
We're in the same position - wonderful LSA who has made preschool a success for dd2. I'm thinking either a John Lewis token (we have one in town) or a voucher for a massage/beauty treatment/pamper type thing.
Will watch the thread with interest for other ideas
Sorry if this is totally inappropriate but what about a photo of your boy in a really nice frame? You can get ones with personalised inscriptions (I think) so it could say "Thank you for making a difference" or something like that.
This year it's booze - a bottle of wine each. DP says he's going to get rose wine so I am hoping to get the wine bottle bag thingies (I hope you know what I mean!) in pink and a card each. DD3's teacher will get a bar of White Company Soap as well coz she's been particularly fab. Not very original but hopefully appreciated!!
Have to agree about Willow Tree-they do a lovely one that is an angel supporting a young child (boy) by the hands. I bought it a few years ago for my dd as it was just the way ds learned to walk, and I have since bought it for his teaching assistant at SN school who spent a lot of time with him in the infants. There are a few variations on the same theme but Willow Tree are the nicest. Chocs for everyone else ( Roses to share )
Don't give ornaments as invariably people's tastes are not the same as yours. Similalry, pictures of your kids are a bit off. Would you want pictures of other people's kids (however lovely) in your house?
Get her something indulgent and not remotely worthy-the sort of thing she maybe would never get herself. A massage in a posh spa would be fab.
I made a small little scrapbook with various pics and stuff (drawings - well handprints off dd) in as a personal thank you. Like v small square size of my palm - was mindful that person might not want big thing / or have something that screamed 'I wanna be on display' cos er they might rather not
Someone on here suggested making a bookmark from photos / artwork which I thought was nice as well as practical
Then I agree that you could spend money on sort of nice treat thing she wouldn't fork out for herself. Manicure perhaps if you didn't want to spend too much? Voucher for Beauty / Treatment place she could use as she wished
Nice of you to put so much thought and effort into