On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 11:41 PM, Tomasz Ganicz
2010/2/23 Thomas Dalton
2010/2/23 Delphine Ménard
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
The only issue I can see is with insurance. It would be absolutely
essential that whoever organises the childcare takes out public
liability insurance (that will be most of the cost, I imagine) and the
insurance company may require those doing the caring to be registered
or qualified or whatever (I have no idea how Poland does childcare).
There are quite restricted rules if you can open regular kindergarden
or nursery, however the irregular babysitting is not regulated at all.
Profesional nurses have references, medical certificate and some
formal education, but it is formally required only for regular
employees of kindergardens and nurseries.
And just to add to Ray's email, I believe all we are expecting is the
"irregular" kind of babysitting.
At least that goes for our family.
As for public liability insurance, it is a basic insurance to be taken
by any event organizer anyway, and costs at the very most 500 € (in
Germany or France or the US from my experience) for a conference like
As I know public liability insurance is obligatory for events for
more than 300 particpants when it is organised indoor and more than
1000 if outdoor, so we will have to buy it anyway. The rules about
organising mass events in Poland are quite strict.