According to Yahoo Parenting, we should keep in mind the people who take care of our kids the most during the holiday season. But while I usually like to buy small gifts or pool my money with other parents to buy our teachers a class gift (which is usually organized by the homeroom mom), I’ve never really considered giving a “tip.” But according to some experts, I should.
Here’s a little more:
The people who care for our children are one of the biggest categories to consider when planning holiday gifts. In a December survey on Park Slope Parents, a parenting group in Brooklyn, New York, 425 respondents indicated a few average tip or gift amounts. For babysitters, a week’s pay (or $80 for an occasional sitter) was the typical gift. At a preschool or daycare, the head teacher got around $63 while a secondary teacher’s take was around $47. In the K-12 world, teachers averaged $39, as did special services teachers, and afterschool providers got $37.