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Possible Alternative Approaches

Member's as volunteer caretakers. Potential issues: more complicated insurance issues maybe?

Insurance Issues

I don't see this as possible. Our insurance is completely inadequate for anything like this. The Board has enough on its plate, so finding our own insurance for this through our agent isn't practical. If a commercial daycare provider runs this, and PS:One, the board, and the landlord are listed as additional insured on the daycare's insurance, that would be an entirely different matter. --Rdpierce (talk) 22:27, 16 June 2015 (CDT)

insurance seeker

I don't see any reason the BoD would be responsible for finding insurance for this. But does sound like you are saying that if coverage were acquired, this would be ok --Hef (talk) 23:04, 16 June 2015 (CDT)

No thank you.

Pumping Station: One is not the place to gather a large group of toddlers and preschoolers. --Dbever (talk) 22:10, 16 June 2015 (CDT)

RE: Size

The exact number of children can be capped, and tight chaperoning guides would be in place by vetted professionals. I'm not interested in turning ps:one into a daycare, but enabling babysitting to occur at PS:One. This is apparently a lot more cost effective and insurable than I had previously thought. --Hef (talk) 23:04, 16 June 2015 (CDT)

PS:Ones' involvement

If this would not be happening at PS1, or not be provided by ps1, as it sounds like from the page (although I'm not sure), why would PS1 want to get involved in it? It's a gigantic liability nightmare. In Illinois a waiver of liability for a child that is under the care or supervision of a person other than their parent or guardian is completely invalid and won't hold up in court, from my recollection. I can't cite statute for it, but this was the original reason behind not allowing minor members at ps1 when we passed that policy years ago by member vote.--Toba (talk) 22:13, 16 June 2015 (CDT)


Toba, the idea is that childcare would happen at the space for this (likely in the lounge), but this would be done through a commercial service that would provide liability insurance listing PS:One, the landlord, the board, etc. as named insured. --Rdpierce (talk) 22:22, 16 June 2015 (CDT)


Where would it take place, physically, in the space?--Toba (talk) 22:46, 16 June 2015 (CDT)

The Lounge

The most likely candidate would be the lounge. It's probably going to take come childproofing. Nearby commercial providers are being considered, as well as the possibility of renting additional commercial space from nearby business. The cost on this would be substantially higher. --Hef (talk) 23:40, 16 June 2015 (CDT)