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All children aged 3 to 5 attending prechools, kindergartens or nursery schools, and children aged 0 to 2 in need of childcare who come from households exempt from residential taxation are eligible for this free program.
The details of each program vary by facility, so please refer to the table below for information.
|Age||Income||Facility to be Used||Childcare Necessity Certification||Free Contents|
|From Ages 3 to 5||All children||Preschools||Transitioned to the New System||Not Required||Free Contents|
|Subsidized Private Preschools|
|Preschool/Kindergarten Childcare Services||Required||A monthly maximum of 25,700 yen|
|Licensed Childcare Centers/Nursery Schools||Free Contents|
|On-site Childcare Services||The service is free of charge, up to an amount equivalent to the cost that would be borne by the user.
*It depends on the age of the child
|Unlicensed Childcare Centers (such as hourly childcare and Family Support Center services)||A monthly maximum of 37,000 yen|
|From Ages 0 to 2||Municipal Tax-exempt Household||Licensed Childcare Centers/Nursery Schools||Required||Free Contents|
|On-site Childcare Services||The same as ages 3 to 5|
|Unlicensed Childcare Centers (such as hourly childcare and Family Support Center services)||A monthly maximum of 42,000 yen|
*The new system refers to the "Three Laws Related to Child Care and Child Rearing" enacted in April 2015. There are two types of preschools/kindergartens: those that transitioned to the new system and those that did not (subsidized private preschools), and each preschool or kindergarten decides which system it will follow.
*The free program covers only childcare costs. Parents or guardians are responsible for the cost of transportation to and from the facility, meals, events and other expenses.
Contact for inquiries
Preschools/Kindergartens (including hourly childcare services) Nursery Schools, Licensed Childcare Centers
Operation Support Section Telephone Number：711-4245
Unlicensed Childcare Centers
Dedicated Toll-free Number Telephone Number：791-6222
*Please contact the company directly for more information about its on-site childcare program.