We are excited to say that Code4Lib will be providing subsidized childcare for those attending the 2016 annual conference in Philadelphia. This service will be provided by The Philadelphia Nanny Network and will be available for all 4 days of the conference, including the pre-conference. This service was made available through generous contributions by our sponsors Equinox and Curate Camp.

Childcare FAQ's

When is the childcare available?

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 8:30am - 5:30pm and Thursday from 8:30am - 12:30pm. There will be a formal check-in and check-out with name-tags provided for the children and nannies.

Where will it be held?

Childcare will be provided in a larger room on the ground floor of the Sheraton Hotel. The Philadelphia Nanny Network will provide toys, books, crafts and other age-appropriate activities.

What ages of children can attend?

There are no age restrictions. Children will be divided into group according to their age, which also determines the child-to-nanny ratio:

Age group Child to Nanny ratio
Under 18 months 2:1
18 months to 4 years old 3:1
5 to 6 years old 4:1
7 years old + 5:1

How much does it cost?

The cost is $10 per day per child. The cost for childcare was heavily subsidized by generous sponsorship from Equinox and Curate Camp.

How do I register my child for childcare?

You will be able to register and pay for childcare when you register for the conference. You may pay for childcare with a different credit card. If you decide to register for childcare after you have already registered for the conference, you may do so by contacting Chad Nelson (chad.nelson at temple dot edu). That latest date to register for childcare is Feb 7th.

What is your cancellation policy?

You must give 4 weeks notice to cancel your request. You may cancel by contacting Chad Nelson (chad.nelson at temple dot edu). If you cancel after this time, we cannot refund your money because we will still have to pay the providers for the service.

What additional forms do I need to complete, and what documents do I need to provide?

In addition to the registration form, there will be another form that must be submitted. Details to follow soon.

Do I need to provide food, bottles, or diapers for my child?


Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Chad Nelson (chad.nelson at temple dot edu)