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Update:October 18, 2018

Starting Applications for Entry into Daycare Centers from April of Next Year

In order to be accepted into daycare centers, the guardian(s) must fall under one of the following requirements:

1.) working 64 hours or more per week

2.) Pregnant or recently gave birth to a child

3.) Suffer from illness or mental or physical disability

4.) Providing long-term care or nursing care to family members who live with you

5.) Job hunting for a length of time

6.) Attending school


Those who fulfill the above requirement(s) and have children between the ages of 5 months old (or just after maternity leave ends) up to pre-school aged. (age requirements vary by facility)


Varies according to household circumstances.


those wishing to enter their kids by April should go directly to the Health and Children’s Affairs Section of their ward office between Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 30. Screening conducted. You may not be able to enter the facility of your choosing if there are many applicants.

You can download the application form and guide for entering daycare from the links below.

*There are other documents necessary in addition to the application form. Please consult with the Health & Children’s Affairs Section of your ward office in advance.

 【Japanese ver.】
Guide for entering daycare:
Application form:

【English ver.】
Guide for entering daycare&Application form:


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