[Tagging] New feature: amenity=creche

Gilbert Hangartner kuessemondtaeglich at gmail.com
Sun Nov 3 14:08:30 UTC 2013

Dear Matthijs,

Thanks very much for pointing me to https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/childcare2.0

I wasn't aware of this!!!

For the rest, I tried to make it clear in the proposal how to deal with other kinds of childcare ... but I will first try to merge with childcare2.0 and then see further ..



Am 03.11.2013 um 14:56 schrieb Matthijs Melissen:

> Dear Gilbert,
> 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
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/childcare and
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/childcare2.0 .
> 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?
> -- Matthijs
> 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.
>> Nounours!
>> 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
>> Austria).
>> 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
>> instructions
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