Christmas present etiquette

(5 Posts)

If you provide something to share then make sure it is nut free as nursery sites can have a no nuts on site policy.

PandaG Fri 21-Dec-12 21:16:19

I work in a Pre-school. Parents often but not always give presents at Christmas - sometimes a token present for the keyworker, sometimes a present such as a box of chocs or biscuits to the staff in general, (which we share out, and leave some at work for break times), occasionally parents club together and buy something bigger - maybe a hamper of teas, coffees, biscuits etc or a toy for the room, and rarely something for each member of staff - maybe homemade sweets for example. All these are appreciated.

Do whatever you would like to do - perhaps a little something for the keyworker and a box of biscuits for the staffroom? I am sure that would be appreciated.

sleeplessinderbyshire Fri 21-Dec-12 21:10:47

I had a case of wine delivered to my DDs's nursery yesterday. The staff were over the moon when I went in today so I think that was a good decision

PeachTown Fri 21-Dec-12 09:01:56

I am neither a nursery nurse nor a teacher but I imagine they don't really want 'presents' like mugs, hand cream etc on the basis that I wouldn't.

I bought a tin of celebrations for DS's nursery room staff and I think that was ok as they can be shared and everyone likes chocolate. You could always get the key worker a bunch of flowers as well if you want to.

dldl Fri 21-Dec-12 08:34:50

Can someone help me out....not sure what the done thing is or what the right thing to do is.

DS goes to nursery - been there for nearly a year since he was a young baby. Nursery fees are a fortune but I feel that the money doesn't end up going to the nursery teachers in the rooms if you're with me. I'd like to give something at Christmas to acknowledge how hard they all work.

How many presents do I need to buy?
DS has his main key worker. There are two other keyworkers in the baby room who are lovely and involved in his care a lot.
Additionally there is the manager and assistant manager who love DS and are very hands on in the nursery.
Then there are the supply staff and extra lunch cover workers etc etc.

How many presents do I need to buy? What's the best thing to do? I don't just want to give a couple of big tins of quality street as it seems a cop out but equally I can't spend a fortune getting everyone a present and what if I miss someone?

What would you advise?

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