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Childcare Fee Subsidies for Certified Nursery Schools

Shinjuku City offers subsidies to parents/guardians who pay childcare fees to a certified nursery school. (Scheduled until FY2019; deliberations on the program in and after FY2020—such as the waiting list and other factors—will be conducted.) You must apply each fiscal year (April through March of the following year).
Even if your child enrolls in the same facility he/she did in the previous fiscal year, you must file another subsidy application.
Note: These subsidies can also be used for certified nursery schools outside of Shinjuku City. For more information, please visit the Shinjuku City website.

1. Eligibility for subsidies
Those who use a certified nursery school and meet all of the following conditions:
1. You must be a Shinjuku City resident as of the first day of the month you use the facility.
2. You must have a monthly agreement with the childcare facility at the first day of the month you use the facility.
3. The usage contract must be for 160 hours per month or more.
4. You are not using any other nursery school, kodomoen and kindergartens.
5. You must pay the basic monthly childcare fees.
6. The resident’s tax for your household (municipal resident’s tax income ratio amount)* (for one person, in the case of a single parent) is less than 540,000 yen.
* This is the resident’s tax amount used when calculating the Shinjuku City authorized nursery school childcare fee. It is the tax amount that Shinjuku City calculates without applying special tax deductions such as housing loans.

2. Subsidy amount
1. Partial subsidy: 40,000 yen per month (the maximum is the childcare fee you currently pay)
2. Maximum subsidy*: The entire amount of basic childcare fees per month. (This excludes entrance fees, extended childcare fees, etc.)
* “Maximum subsidy” applies to multiple-child households and single-parent households that meet the designated requirements.

3. Application
Complete the application form* you received from the nursery school your child is enrolled in, affix your name seal imprint, attach the required documents and submit your application to the Benefits Section of the Nursery School Guidance Division in person or by mail.
* Application forms are available at the Benefits Section of the Nursery School Guidance Division (Shinjuku City Office Main Bldg. 2F, Service Counter No. 14). You can also download the form from the Shinjuku City website.
Note: Subsidies start from the month when your completed application with all the required information and required documents attached arrives at the Benefits Section of the Nursery School Guidance Division. Please note that subsidies cannot be paid retroactively. If you mail your application, please mail it well before the deadline. Please note that the City Office cannot be held responsible for mail that does not arrive.

4. Application Deadline
The application deadline is the last day of the month of entrance to nursery school. For March, the deadline is the 15th. If the last day of the month is a city office holiday, the following business day is the deadline. For those enrolled on April 1, 2018, applications must be received by May 1 (Tue.).

5. Subsidy Payments
Subsidies are paid into the financial account you designate according to the chart below. The applicable fiscal year of resident’s tax, which is a requirement for subsidies, is indicated in the chart below.

Subsidy month April through June July and August September through December January through March
Payment Last day of July Last day of September Last day of January Last day of April
Applicable fiscal year of resident’s tax FY2017 resident tax amount FY2018 resident tax amount
Inquiries Benefits Section, Nursery School Guidance Division, Children and Family Department
(Shinjuku City Office Main Bldg. 2F, Service Counter No. 14)
1-4-1 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, 160-8484
Tel: 03-5273-4584 (direct line)

March 25, 2018