November 30, 2017
As Christmas time approaches, its time to think about suitable gift ideas to give you your nanny or child carer.
It is nice to reward your nanny or child carer with a special Christmas gift to thank them for all their hard work in the year. Whether you have a permanent, live in nanny, a part time daily nanny, or an occasional babysitter, they should be rewarded with something something to show your appreciation.
So, if you are stuck for ideas or looking for some inspiration, check out our gift guide. A range of ideas depending on your budget/ how much you are willing to spend.
A great place to start is to have a think about what they love or what there passion is. For example, if they love tea you could buy them a selection of different flavored teas, or if they are a coffee drinker, you could get them a travel coffee thermos to take on the school runs. Consider what they enjoy doing and see if you can relate a gift to it.
Know your Nanny! Take a note of their interests. Have a think about what your nanny/ child carer loves and enjoy. Personalise it with special gifts that they will LOVE. Consider what their favorite type of food is, what they love to drink, what they love to do in their free time or what their favourite genre of book is. Gather together a few items and put it together as a gift. You may decide organise it in a special box or hamper. Go the extra mile and make it look special.
You may decide that you don’t want to give a gift but instead feel that giving a little extra pay or a Christmas bonus is more appropriate. This is a great gift to show how much your appreciate all the work that they have put in over the past year.
If you are unsure of a gift that they might like, consider a gift voucher for their favourite place to shop, place to eat or place to visit. A great gift for those who are tricky to buy for.
If you know what your nannies favourite author or genre of book is, check out your local book store and see if you can find one they will love. A gift that has shown thought and time is one that will be appreciated.
Does your Nanny love to go to the theatre? A trip to see a show is something they can look forward to.
If you are looking for a gift that is a little more personal, then getting your children to make something special is perfect. This is the ideal gift option for a temporary nanny or part time nanny or babysitter. It shows how much you care, with out having to spend a lot of money.
As we approach a new year, give the gift of a nanny diary. The perfect place for a nanny to make notes of their charge and keep employers up to date with key information relating to their child. This is a great gift for those child carers who look after young children and is always greatly received.
Whatever you decide to get your Nanny or child carer make sure you do it in time for Christmas Day. Don’t forget to allow them time off to relax and recuperate and to feel fresh for the new year ahead.
If your Nanny is a keen learner then why not give them the gift of a training course to expand their skills and knowledge. Harmony at Home have a fantastic range of childcare courses that are perfect for all nannies and child carers. Giving the gift of a training course gives nannies the opportunity to develop their knowledge and can help to progress their career.
Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2017