How to break down day care holiday tips
December 16, 2011 5:38 PM Subscribe
With our daughter having been in a couple of classes at her day care this year, and there being several floating carers who also take care of her, we're not sure how best to tip. Do we need to gift everyone the same or can we weight some teachers if they've spent more time with our daughter?
posted by NailsTheCat to Work & Money (7 answers total)
Last year we gifted the carers at our day care in cash. We decided on cash over gift cards since it's more flexible and the carers really appreciated it. But there were only really three teachers to tip.
This year we'd like to do the same but our daughter is now in her third class there. I'm of the mind to tip the two main teachers in her current class and one teacher in her previous class (the other has since left) $X each and then four or so floaters and the newer teacher in her old class half of that.
Is that reasonable or should we give them all the same? We feel it might be awkward if they open them in front of one another--as though we were scoring them--or are we over thinking this. (CO, USA.)