Hi! My son attends a home day care part-time, 3 hours a day. What do you guys give your day care providers for Christmas? Do you purchase a gift? Do you give them a monetary gift? I am not sure what is appropriate?
DS goes to a larger day care center, but he usually has a one teacher. Last year I got a small bath and body gift set (lotion & shower gel) and a big box of chocolates for the entire staff. This year because he has several different teachers, I just went with the box of chocolate.
I was a teacher and last year the parents got me candy and seasonal body spray with lotion, bath stuff, candles for relaxing (teacher's are usually very stressed). Candy is always fun, as well as gift cards to like target, walmart, or other popular stores in the area. I also like getting pictures of my students.
I was an in home care provider for a 2 yo girl for a year, and for my b-day and Christmas the family I worked for gave me very generous gifts. I'm sure they spent at least 50 dollars for each occasion. I think something small is very appropriate though. Gift cards, candy, candles, etc. A picture of the child is also a very nice gift. I guess it depends on how much you want to spend,(or can afford to spend) or how close you are to the teacher/caregiver, etc.
i gave my caregiver something that i really could afford but she almost like family to me to. it was a day at a spa just a small , pedicure, manicure , facial , and massage just a day of relaxtion to show her how much she meant to me and my son........ but if u cant afford that do something small like a gift certi for one of those. it always nice to be pamper or just a small cet. to a favorite restraunt u know she like and let her pick up the rest of the tab ... i like to put alot of thought in to my gift but that s just me......... and no bad meaning to all the other there great tooo.............i know iwould appreciate some candle and lotion wow wee what i would do with a free day lol