‘Tis the season to express gratitude and spread joy, and a great way to do that is by gift giving! It’s the perfect way to say thank you to the wonderful teachers who play a crucial role in our children’s lives.
As parents ourselves we know the importance of choosing thoughtful gifts that show our appreciation for the hard work and dedication of preschool teachers or nursery workers, baby or toddler class providers and also school teachers (for those of you with older children). Let us share what we think are really great Christmas gifts that will warm the hearts of these amazing people.
Nursery/ Preschool staff: Consider personalised items such as a custom mug with the teacher’s name, a heartfelt note, or even a personalised tote bag. These items not only show appreciation but also add a personal touch to the gift.
Class Provider: Opt for a customised keychain with the baby class’s name or a picture of you and your baby from their class. This shows the leader’s role in creating great memories and wonderful activities for you and your little ones.
School Teacher: Personalised stationery, such as a set of notepads or a stylish pen, can make for a practical yet thoughtful gift. Add a personal touch by including a handwritten note expressing gratitude for their hard work.
Spa or Relaxation Gifts:
Nursery/ Preschool staff: Treat your preschool teacher to a spa gift set or scented candles. After a hectic day with energetic little ones, a relaxing evening can be just what they need.
Class Provider: A soothing bath set or a cosy blanket can provide your class leader with some well-deserved relaxation after delivering the amazing sessions that we love.
School Teacher: Consider a spa voucher or nice bubble bath for your school teacher. It’s a thoughtful way to encourage them to take a break and unwind during the holiday season.
Nursery/ Preschool staff: Get the kids creating handmade gifts, such as a DIY ornament or a hand-painted flower pot. They will cherish something that your little one has made with love.
Class Provider: A card or picture drawn by your little one is a great way to say thank you. Add details that are specific to the class they run, such as drawing your favourite prop from the sessions, or the class mascot if they have one.
School Teacher: How about a personalised calendar for the classroom? You could use pictures from school events, or pictures hand drawn by your child.
As we enjoy this festive time of year, let’s take a moment to recognise the incredible efforts of our nursery and preschool teachers, class providers, and school teachers. The best Christmas gifts are not necessarily the most expensive ones, but rather those that reflect thoughtfulness, gratitude, and a touch of personalisation. Show your thanks with a gift that warms the heart, and let these educators and leaders know just how much they are valued in shaping the future of our children.
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