As we navigate this festive season, we’ve received a variation of the heartfelt question below many times, so we thought it fitting to provide some thoughtful guidance tailored for families.
“We absolutely cherish Ana – she’s been a true blessing. Do you have any advice on what families typically give as a Christmas gift?”
The holiday bonus signifies your family’s appreciation for her performance and unwavering dedication to your children’s care, development, and the vital role your nanny plays with your family. Consider including an annual review (reach out to us for our evaluation template) to ensure open communication and recognition of areas where the nanny’s performance needs a tweak or has surpassed expectations.
For the devoted full-time nanny who’s become an integral part of your family, a holiday bonus of one to two weeks’ compensation is customary, with the potential for more for those with several years of dedicated service. If your nanny has been with you for less than a year, consider half of her weekly salary or one full day’s pay for each month she’s been there. Welcoming a new nanny to your family? A $100 to $200 gift card is a wonderful way to set a warm tone. Don’t forget the power of a heartfelt handwritten note, referencing a special yearly moment in the caregiver-child relationship – a beautiful touch to express your genuine gratitude.
Some families go the extra mile by adding a personal touch from the little ones, such as a homemade card, cookies, or her favorite treat. This extra gesture wraps the monetary gift in genuine warmth and appreciation from the child.
For the part-time babysitter who lends her care several times a month, a gift equivalent to one night’s pay is the customary norm. Many families opt for a $100-$200 gift card to their favorite spot, whether it’s a shop, cafe, or nail salon.
For the dedicated housekeepers and cleaners, a holiday bonus of one to two weeks’ pay is appropriate, depending on their length of service. Accompany it with a small gift – perhaps a bottle of wine, fine chocolate, or a Mani-Pedi gift card.
While these are general industry norms in the New York metropolitan region, it’s important to note that some families may give more or less based on overall job performance, length of employment, specific circumstances, and family budget.
Here at Wee Care Nanny, we extend warm wishes for a delightful and joyous holiday season to you and your loved ones!
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