Child Caretakers Need Thanks, Too
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:
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.
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,