Childcare and Nursing room

A childcare service and nursing room will be available at the conference venue. SIGIR 2017 also plans to offer partial financial support for the use of the childcare service. The financial support will cover up to 50% of the basic fee of the service during the official SIGIR 2017 program (including social programs). You need to pay the full cost for the rest of dates or time, and any additional charges. Please see below for the detail of the fee and charges of the childcare service.

We will update this page with more details later. Meanwhile, if you have any inquiry, please contact us via mail_sigir2017childcare.

Childcare service

Photo of childcare roomKeio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, the SIGIR 2017 venue, offers the international childcare service provided by Tokyo LITTLEMATE (in Japanese). The overview of the service is as follows.

  • Location: 30F
  • Service hours
    • Standard: 10:00-18:00
    • Extended: 08:00 to 10:00 and 18:00-22:00
  • Capacity: 10 children per day (first come first served)
  • Child age: 1 month to 10 years old
  • Facility: Toys, books, baby cots, air-conditioning
  • Meal: Bring your own (BYO) or hotel’s room service
  • Basic fee (per hour per child)
    • 08:00 to 22:00: 3,000 JPY (+ 8% tax)
  • Extended time additional charges (per hour per child)
    • 08:00 to 09:00: 4,000 JPY (+ 8% tax)
    • 09:00 to 10:00: 3,000 JPY (+ 8% tax)
    • 18:00 to 19:00: 3,000 JPY (+ 8% tax)
    • 19:00 to 20:00: 4,000 JPY (+ 8% tax)
    • 20:00 to 21:00: 5,000 JPY (+ 8% tax)
    • 21:00 to 22:00: 8,000 JPY (+ 8% tax)
  • Late drop off additional charge (per hour per child)
    • Drop off after 18:30: 1,000 JPY (+ 8% tax)

Booking is required to use the childcare service, and the booking form for SIGIR 2017 participants will be available on this page later. The above fees are as of August 2016, and it may change by the conference dates. We will update the information as soon as possible.

Nursing room

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A nursing room is available in Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo for free. The overview of the room is as follows.

  • Location: 3F
  • Opening time: 08:00 to 18:00
  • Eligibility: SIGIR 2017 participants and their accompanying persons (both males and females).
  • Facility: Private nursing space, nappy changing tables, nappy bins, sink, and microwave.
  • Fee: Free


  • Both services are NOT exclusive to SIGIR 2017 participants but available to all customers of the hotel.