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    Sad Sam nursery - contact details and personal experience

    Hi, would anyone have the email-address of the nursery SAD SAM? I can only find their number and it would be much easier for me to communicate with them through email from abroad. Also, any recent experience with that nursery? I could only find posts from like 2007-8. Thanks!

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    Sad Sam went out of business earlier this year. The lady who ran it died and her daughter tried but was unable to keep it going.
    Shearing piglets for too much sqealing and too little wool.

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    Ah, thanks for the information, that explains it. Such a pity though because it sounded very nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstarD View Post
    Sad Sam went out of business earlier this year. The lady who ran it died and her daughter tried but was unable to keep it going.
    wow! really? wasn't that run by a british girl? that used to be down the street from me, it used to be very popular!

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    Masha Leonova, the lady who ran it for many years, died in Feb. 2015 of cancer. She fought it hard, and she kept the kindergarten running till she died. Her daughter tried to keep it running, but the exodus of the expats and the general economic problems meant that she had too few students to keep operating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AstarD View Post
    Masha Leonova, the lady who ran it for many years, died in Feb. 2015 of cancer. She fought it hard, and she kept the kindergarten running till she died. Her daughter tried to keep it running, but the exodus of the expats and the general economic problems meant that she had too few students to keep operating.
    while it is sad indeed, it was wrong to rely on foreigners only. and they had prices to match when the times were good. one has to make amendments and adapt.
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    She tried, Ben. But she also had to pay rent and the teachers' salaries. And the economic crisis removed the possibility of most people to send their children there, even though it was very reasonably priced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    while it is sad indeed, it was wrong to rely on foreigners only. and they had prices to match when the times were good. one has to make amendments and adapt.
    Kindergartens are free for Russians, so who other than foreigners would go to one that you have to pay for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiancai View Post
    Kindergartens are free for Russians, so who other than foreigners would go to one that you have to pay for?
    Wealthy Russians.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiancai View Post
    Kindergartens are free for Russians, so who other than foreigners would go to one that you have to pay for?
    lots and lots of Russians in Moscow, and not just wealthy ones! there are literally TONS of places for children of that age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by americaninmoscow View Post
    lots and lots of Russians in Moscow, and not just wealthy ones! there are literally TONS of places for children of that age.
    Now that you mention it, the Russians from other towns who work here but don't have Moscow registration probably have to send their children to those private kindergartens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiancai View Post
    Now that you mention it, the Russians from other towns who work here but don't have Moscow registration probably have to send their children to those private kindergartens.
    because muscovites wouldnt? :?

    all of those blue dots are "private kindergartens". частный детский сад москва

    https://yandex.ru/maps/213/moscow/?t...oid=1074802958

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    Quote Originally Posted by americaninmoscow View Post
    because muscovites wouldnt? :?

    all of those blue dots are "private kindergartens". частный детский сад москва

    https://yandex.ru/maps/213/moscow/?t...oid=1074802958
    Obviously, since local kindergartens are virtually free for Muscovites.

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    But they aren't. Haven't you heard about the waiting lists and also all the "contributions" the parents are asked for at local kindergartens
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    Quote Originally Posted by AstarD View Post
    But they aren't. Haven't you heard about the waiting lists and also all the "contributions" the parents are asked for at local kindergartens
    So far, my monthly bill has been around 600-800 rubles, as for contributions only 200 rubles for the key to the gates and around 400 for New Year gifts. No waiting list either, we signed up in July when we moved to Moscow, and towards the end of August I got an email from Mosuslugi or whatever it's called to go submit the relevant documents to the kindergarten we selected when signing up.

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