In kindergarten, we decided to congratulate the staff on holidays. There are a few of them – Teacher’s Day, New Year, March 8, and the birthdays of the caregiver and nanny.
This year (or rather, since September last), the daughter moved from nursery to the youngest. Children are mostly different, parents with each other, of course, are not familiar. Yes, and especially no time to meet – in the morning, most in a hurry to work, in the evening – home.
I noticed that many parents communicate in a group in pairs — whether the children went to the garden together (as in my case, for example), or they live nearby. Mothers-friends often help each other out — they pass information to each other, they insure if someone does not have time to pick up the child.
We had the first parent meeting in October, one of the mothers volunteered to be the head of the parent committee, and the father of one of the girls agreed to help her. We left them our phone numbers and parted.
A parent meeting was held after this holiday, so the parents congratulated everyone on their own. In order not to think about the appropriateness of gifts and his need for a caregiver, I presented a proven option – certificates for buying in a store of household chemicals and cosmetics for a caregiver and nurse (face value 400r.).
Before the New Year, the head of the committee phoned each parent with a request to hand over money to call Santa Claus, gifts for children (New Year and St. Nicholas), New Year gifts to the staff (we congratulated not only the caregiver with the nurse, but also the director, the nurse, and even the kitchen workers and laundry).
The amount you had to pass – 1200r. The teacher and the nurse gave the money, the rest of the staff – champagne and candy. By the way, the rest of the money was purchased dishes and linens for children.
March 8 and the birthday of a teacher
On the eve, the head of the parent committee sent out to all parents sms with a request to hand over 600 rubles for gifts in honor of International Women’s Day and the birthday of the teacher (he is at the end of March).
We usually put signed envelopes with money in the locker of a boy whose mother is dealing with organizational matters.
Flowers and sweets were donated to all the staff, and money was also given to the caregiver and the nanny. Head additionally donated expensive alcohol.
For the birthday, the caregiver was presented with flowers, alcohol and money. The amount I do not know, was not interested. However, the head of the committee said that at any time she could show a full report on the money spent.
I absolutely do not mind that parents should additionally hand over money for holidays and gifts. Moreover, I am not engaged in their purchase;)
I can imagine what the salary of the kindergarten staff. However, our nanny travels to work across the city. Both the nurse and the educator treat children so well that I don’t feel sorry for the money, especially since they are gifts in honor of the holidays.
Someone thinks that it is better to give something necessary – cosmetics, equipment, etc. However, to please in this case is very difficult. And I don’t want to give unnecessary things.
And you give money for gifts to teachers for the holidays?