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A place where children are looked after which is not an amenity=kindergarten Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
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Group: Education
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Status: in use


This tag is used for places where children are looked after, including a nursery or daycare which takes care of small children who are too young for amenity=kindergarten or preschool, and after-school childcare facilities.

This tag can be controversial because there is an overlap in some cases with amenity=kindergarten, but on the other hand there clearly is demand {ref?} for such a tag. There are two separate proposal for this same tag [1] (rejected) [2] (abandoned) and a related one [3] (abandoned).

The tag amenity=kindergarten is used differently in different countries. In some, it is only used for preschool-like education (isced:level=0). Other countries include institutional supervision of primary-school children in the afternoon. In other places, such as the United States, "childcare" is a generic term for supervision of children in a wide range of age groups and institutions, from schools to private service providers. It is suggested a feature be tagged as a kindergarten when there is an overlap.


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