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to feel a bit bemused by these charity biscuits?

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SeasonallySnowyPeasant Tue 11-Dec-12 22:13:18

DS' nursery sent round a letter saying that the children would be making biscuits to take home and please could we donate £1 for them to go towards their charity collection. Fine.

I was expecting three or four wonky biscuits like this. What was handed to me at pickup was a rich tea biscuit with a single blob of icing in the middle, wrapped in a paper towel.

Is that normal or would you have been a bit hmm too? I wouldn't have minded if it was just something he did as part of a normal day but I think it's a bit cheeky. AIBU?

SageStuffingYourOrifice Tue 11-Dec-12 22:46:50

Erm, that's icing biscuits, surely, not actually making them! YANBU!

MrsReiver Tue 11-Dec-12 22:54:16

Oh and I bet the paper towel was stuck to the icing. Yuk.


MrsKeithRichards Tue 11-Dec-12 22:56:38

Oh my sons nursery used to do that!

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 11-Dec-12 22:59:36

Oh yes, I remember soggy rich teas covered in icing and sprinkles very well

VitoCorleone Tue 11-Dec-12 23:15:17

Well thats a bit shit isnt it?


DIYapprentice Tue 11-Dec-12 23:50:15

Does the nursery have an oven on site? I would have thought most nurseries wouldn't, so actually making biscuits would be impossible!

Sokmonsta Wed 12-Dec-12 00:03:04

There's surely a no cook flapjack recipe they could do. I'd be pretty miffed if i had paid towards something like you received. But Ds' preschool did that as a no charge fun activity at Halloween.

SeasonallySnowyPeasant Wed 12-Dec-12 08:34:58

DIY yes, they have an oven as all meals are cooked on-site and the children made fairy cakes a few weeks ago too.

So other nurseries do the rich tea thing too? Ok. I didn't even get sprinkles though sad

MrsReiver Wed 12-Dec-12 09:10:26

No sprinkles? Demand you money back!

SeasonallySnowyPeasant Wed 12-Dec-12 09:37:29

A strongly worded letter? grin

SoleSource Wed 12-Dec-12 10:10:14

I remember the time I was bemused by charity biscuits. I didn't get out of bed for months.

5dcsandallthelittlesantahats Wed 12-Dec-12 10:13:56

Our school do this sort of thing, I always though the point was the charity collection and the biscuit was just a secondary activity. I wonder why they dont just put a jar outside the class rather than faffing with biscuits sometimes!

SeasonallySnowyPeasant Wed 12-Dec-12 10:53:07

grin sole you poor sensitive thing, you.

If they'd said 'Bring a £1 for charity' I wouldn't have blinked. Strange.

Fakebook Wed 12-Dec-12 10:55:14

My Dd's nursery used to do this. Ah I miss those horrible biscuits! We paid £1 once for comic relief I think. I don't see why you were expecting gourmet type things from a bunch of toddlers in a shitty little nursery.

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Wed 12-Dec-12 10:57:42

The children probably loved decorating their biscuits and proudly putting them on their bit of kitchen roll to show you and to do their bit for charity. It's a lovely way to teach children about giving to others less fortunate, stop being such a miser!

SeasonallySnowyPeasant Wed 12-Dec-12 10:59:12

It's quite a nice nursery actually. I wasn't expecting artistic perfection but for a nearly 3yo to have done something more than blob a single spot of colourless icing onto a shop-bought biscuit.

BionicEmu Wed 12-Dec-12 12:10:02

My 2 year-old DS came home with charity biscuits last week - but they made the biscuits themselves then decorated them with icing and sprinkles. Does that make it a posh nursery then? (Even though it's only £32 a day.)

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