Thank-You Note For Child Care or Daycare

By Billie •  Updated: 04/06/13 •  4 min read

Child Caretakers Need Thanks, Too

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Childcare, the highest calling (feels like it gifts the highest highs and the lowest lows). Thank your child’s caretakers with a thoughtful message now and again:

Personalized Thank-You Note To Daycare Staff

Dear Ms. Sillia,

Thanks so much for making the After-School Club such a welcoming and stimulating place for Jill. Since you introduced her to word puzzles, she’s become a real whiz. And I’ve also noticed she’s much more interested in reading, thanks to some of the books you’ve recommended. Sometimes I even think she learns more at daycare than she does during school. That’s a very comforting thought for a working mother who misses being home in the afternoon with her daughter.



Generic Template for Writing a Thank-You Note to Preschool or Daycare Staff

Dear [Name],

I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for the care and support you have provided for my child during their time at your daycare/childcare facility. Your patience, kindness, and dedication have made all the difference in creating a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for my child.

I have been so impressed by the level of care and attention you have given to my child, and it has been a great comfort to me knowing that they are in such capable hands. Your commitment to providing the best possible care for my child has not gone unnoticed and I am truly grateful for all that you have done.

Thank you for your hard work and for being a positive influence in my child’s life. I appreciate all that you do and the love and care that you show to the children in your care.

With gratitude, [Your Name]

Thank-You Note Example to Care Provider for Child with Autism

Dear [Name],
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a huge thank you for everything you've done for my child. 

As you know, it can be a bit of a challenge to find the right childcare for an autistic child, but I have to say, you and your team have been nothing short of amazing.

The patience, understanding, and kindness you've shown my child has made such a huge difference in their development and happiness. I can tell that they feel safe and loved in your care, and that means the world to me as a parent.

I really appreciate all the extra efforts you've made to accommodate my child's needs and make sure they are comfortable and happy. It's clear that you truly care about the children in your care and it's so reassuring to know that my child is in such good hands.

Thank you again for all that you do, you're truly making a difference in my child's life.

Best, [Your Name]

Note To Thank a Neighbour for Watching Your Child


Thanks so much for watching Ella after school these last few weeks while I conducted by job search. As we discussed, I didn’t want to select a daycare center and make permanent arrangements until I knew for sure whether we’d be staying in this neighborhood. Now that I’ve found a job so close by, I will, of course, enroll her in the daycare center down the street.

Your babysitting help gave me just the freedom I needed to schedule interviews and do the necessary networking research on the companies I wanted to approach for a job. I left home every day with peace of mind in knowing you would keep my daughter safe and happy. Please let me know when I can return the favour. I’m eagerly looking forward to that opportunity.

With gratefulness and appreciation,


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I like to climb mountains, read Nietzsche, and explore the West Coast. I have a BA from York University (2003) in Toronto, Canada, and yet on this site I sometimes spell like an American (know your audience). Thank you. Thank you very much.

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