[Tagging] Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - childcare

Flaimo flaimo at gmail.com
Tue May 10 10:44:52 BST 2011

as stated in the proposal, childcare is not the same as kindergarden.
it is something children go to after school (and sometimes after
kindergarden) to fill the time gap between the end of school and the
time parents with a full time job can take care of them. in some
countries this isn't necessary, since school goes to late in the
afternoon anyway and afterwards the children are brought home by
school buses directly. but in other countries school often ends around
noon and that is where this kind of facilities fill the gap.

Further, i too consider the social facility tags to negative. Besides
that, i couldn't see a social_facility=* value that would fit. the
"or=child" part references to an target audience, which would
correspond more to the "age" tag of my proposal and not the


On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 12:14 PM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2011/5/8 Flaimo <flaimo at gmail.com>:
> The biggest issue I see is that this feature seems already be covered
> by the social facility feature:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Social_facility
> Have a look at the subkey social_facility:for=child      e.g. daycare
> center for children

That page has a not so nice undertone of "help the poor", so I'm
reluctant to tag my amenity=kindergarten as a social_facility even
though it really is a "social facility". So maybe I should help to
expand it to be more about social and less about "social outreach",
but I would still tag most daycares as kindergarten:

Obviously it's hard to describe daycare since it varies so much from
country to country, but the proposals don't seem to touch many of the
aspects brought up when you asked for comments the last time.


open_hours is not even usefull to map around here since it can mean so
many different things.


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