[Tagging] New feature: amenity=creche
info at matthijsmelissen.nl
Sun Nov 3 13:56:58 UTC 2013
Thank you for proposing this, I agree that there is a need for this
tag. I also agree that creches are clearly distinct from kindergarten,
so they should have different tags.
Are you aware of the earlier efforts to propose this? See
Does the strong divide between creches and places for older children
also exist in other countries? To prevent confusion, maybe it would be
an idea to propose a tag for places for older children alongside with
the creche tag?
For the native speakers: is creche the most commonly used term? Is
there a difference between creche and nursery?
On 3 November 2013 13:31, Gilbert Hangartner
<kuessemondtaeglich at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I wrote a proposal to correctly tag "Crèches" or "Childcare-centres" or
> "Daycare-centrers" or "Kindertagesstätte". Thank you in advance for your
> comments and thoughts.
> A crèche is an institution who takes care of a child during the day,
> normally on a daily basis, including meals, playing activities and outdoor
> activities. A crèche is more a place to live than a place to learn, so it's
> not a pre-school, even if some educational activities might be present. A
> crèche is not an after-school for older children already visiting a school
> or a Kindergarten, even tough there a crèches where children are allowed to
> stay when they grow up for one or two years after they entered
> kindergarten/primary school and use it as an after-school, even if it's not.
> The service is known as child care center in the United Kingdom and
> Australia and day care center in North America . In german speaking
> countries it is known asKindertagesstätte or "Kita" or Hort (mainly
> It seems to be relevant enough to do a proper tagging, currently, there are
> about 2000 crèches in Switzerland, and their number is quickly growing. I do
> not know about Germany and Austria, but I suppose the numbers being there
> important as well. Another reason: Knowing where crèches are located is an
> important information. Some use-cases:
> I'm looking for an apartment. The choice will depend on available crèches in
> the surroundings. So having a quick overview where they are and getting
> contact information based on geolocalisation is important.
> Grandmothers and godfathers who occasionally pick up the kid need driving
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