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Entering an Authorized Nursery School
Section in charge: Enrollment and Approval Section (for both municipal and private nursery schools), Nursery School Division
Licensed nursery schools are child welfare facilities with the goal of providing childcare on behalf of parents who need someone to care for their child because of work, illness, or other reasons.
While the eligible age for admission varies with each nursery school, admission can be from as early as 43 days after birth up to before entrance to elementary school. Nursery fees are determined according to the period of childcare and amount of resident’s tax a child’s parents pay and the age of the child.
Applications are accepted at the Nursery School Division service counter for both public and private nursery schools.
For nursery school attendance commencing the month of April, applications are accepted between early November and early December of the previous year.
To commence at other times of the year, the application deadline is around the 10th of the previous month. However, it is more difficult to be accepted due to severe competition. Please call the City Office for more details.
After your child is admitted to an authorized nursery school, both you and your child can receive language support if you have difficulty communicating in Japanese. If you need such support, please consult the nursery school where your child is enrolled.
April 1, 2020