This Google lab translation thing Phoebe pointed out is amazing :)
2010/2/23 Wulfstan <wiki.wulfstan(a)gmail.com>om>:
Zwracam tylko uwagę, że każde małe dziecko powinno
opiekuna, z którym będzie się w stanie swobodnie dogadać w
Chyba nie wyobrażamy sobie sytuacji, w której dziecko jest
pozostawione część dnia z ludźmi, którzy nie potrafią nawet
zrozumieć treści jego płaczu (boli brzuch, nie ma mamy,
chce do toalety, piciu, gdzie się podział ukochany misio itp).
So I'll just summarize this email in case the translation was really bad:
you're saying you can't imagine a kid spending part of the day with
someone who does not understand their language.
Well, I have one kid (and a half), and frankly I can imagine that the
babysitter does not speak French or German. We can't expect
babysitters to speak all the languages our kids will speak, and that's
fine with me. If they're good, fun people, and the kids are not all
alone in their language (ie. they have a sister, brother or even just
a way to talk to their parents when they need to), I think it should
be fine. So don't worry too much about that.
The way I see it, is we need a few people (students, whatever) who
will be there and be able to keep our kids for an to two hours at the
time. I don't expect we'll leave the kids for 8 hours in a row,
because, as was pointed out elsewhere, what would be the point of
taking them at all to a techno-conference ;). But one hour at a time,
when we are interested by one or the other presentation.
I'm ok if it costs money, but please not too much and also not per
hour. I want to be able to pay at the beginning of the conference and
be done with it, and be able to use the "service" whenever I want, not
have to think how much the next hour is gonna cost me. For the record,
I would find German prices a bit expensive while being in Poland :P
Important too would be to have the possibility of having evening
babysitting (ie. people we can call if we need them to take care of
the children during the time we go to dinner. That can be "separate"
from the conference babysitting "fees" or "contract".
I can't imagine that there aren't students that are ready to do this
for a price during the summer and who have done that before. I am not
sure we need an "experienced day care" at all, especially if it's not
"onsite". If help is needed from the parents, then we can also work on
that, but I don't want to have to drive my kids to a daycare somewhere
outside the conference perimeter. That's not why I bring my kids to
Hope that helps to have an idea of what we're looking for. (cc'ing the
wikimania-l list because others are there.)
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