International AIDS Society


AIDS 2014 offers childcare service at subsidized prices, for children between the ages of 2 and 12 years. The childcare room is located within the conference venue. There are availabilities for each morning and afternoon of the conference, which are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. While these spots are usually sufficient to meet the demands of the AIDS conference, conference organizers will do their best to find alternative solutions should the number of requests exceed the availability.

For registration, please download this form and e-mail it back to . For additional questions or inquiries, please contact .

Childcare Terms & Conditions


Childcare by Green Shoes is a subsidized service provided for the 20th International AIDS Conference. Parents can book the morning or afternoon session (or both) for each day of the conference for a small booking fee of AUD15/session. For example, if you decide to book all sessions available during the conference, the total childcare cost incurred would be AUD180 (15 x 12 sessions).

Green Shoes is a mobile event crèche service, providing crèche services for varying events such as weddings, corporate events, training seminars and sporting events. Conceptualized and packaged to suit any event, any size, anywhere, the service has been embraced by companies and individuals alike, who can now focus on the finer details of their events and enjoy greater participation knowing their guests' children are in very safe hands – and having fun! Green Shoes is a division of The Hessel Group who have been providing childcare solutions in the home, childcare centres and through education and training for more than 20 years.

The AIDS 2014 childcare service is provided by English-speaking childcare providers.


Registration for childcare is mandatory and must be done no later than Sunday 13 July 2014. Please visit the Green Shoes site to fill out the AIDS 2014 Childcare Registration.

Childcare registration is not final until after a confirmation e-mail has been received stating whether the registration was accepted or denied. Accommodations for your child(ren) will only be guaranteed when you receive a written positive confirmation. Confirmations will be sent via e-mail within 72 hours of receipt of registration. Once you receive a positive confirmation, you must register your child for the conference as an “Accompanying Child”. Children without an Accompanying Child badge will not be given access to the conference area, and therefore will not have access to the childcare room.

Opening Hours

Childcare services will be offered from 08:30 until 18:00 from Sunday, 20 July to Friday, 25 July.


The childcare service will offer a variety of activities for children, including games, drawings, and handicrafts. The room is child-friendly, equipped with toys, venue furniture, and toilet facilities nearby.

Childcare will include daily exciting themes, arts & crafts, group games, music & movement, board games, story time, dramatic play, etc. Green Shoes will provide activities appropriate for each age group, using safe, sturdy equipment that parents can feel comfortable with.

Food and Meals

Food and snacks will not be provided to children. Meals have to be organized by parents. Parents can leave lunch boxes, snacks, and drinks for their child(ren). Please do not pack nuts or products containing nuts.

Health Insurance

Parents are required to have their own medical insurance which covers the cost of an ambulance should one be required.

Liability Insurance

As soon as a child is signed in and in the care of a Green Shoes staff member, the child is covered by Green Shoes’ liability insurance policy.

The insurance does not cover damage to personal belongings by the child’s own carelessness or negligence (for example, a child stumbles and shatters his or another child’s spectacles, or a child damages her own or another child’s clothes), loss of personal belongings, and theft of valuable belongings.

Additional Information
  • For the safety of the children, please be prepared to show photo identification when picking your child(ren) from the childcare program.
  • Label all clothes and toys brought to the childcare room with the child’s name.
  • When signing in your child, please provide a Green Shoes carer with all important information about the child (including allergies, health conditions, as well as clear details on how to contact the parent during the day, etc.) It is the responsibility of the parent to provide this information to Green Shoes carers when signing in.
  • Childcare will not administer any prescription medicine to the children. Parents must return to the childcare facility to dispense any medicine to their child(ren).
  • For the health of other children in care, sick children will not be permitted in the childcare facility.
  • Childcare for child(ren) with special needs due to disability is possible if organized in advance.
  • No valuable items can be left with the child in the childcare facility.