There are two kinds of nursery schools for
children before schooling in Japan, Hoikuen(Nursery school) and
Yochien, almost all children can enter(aged
3 and above with some exception). Hoikuen, with longer nursery time, has
conditions to enter. Admission age depends on each Hoikuen.
Your child needs to meet at least one of
the conditions below.
・ Both parents have permanent jobs.
・ Guardians are unable to care the child due to a baby delivery or
・ Guardians are unable to care the child due to care of the sick for
You can get an application form in Hoiku-ka
(Nursery School Section) in the city office, Hoikuen, General service center
(Face building), the branch offices, the liaison offices and Kosodate Shien Center(Nurturing Support
Center). Submit the form and other necessary documents to Hoiku-ka (Nursery
School Section) in the city office or Hoikuen. If you submit to Hoikuen, you
should call the Hoikuen in advance.
In addition, you need to take your child with
you because an interview is required.
Application should be made before the
date below for the children who plan to enter Hoikuen in April of 2011.
Hoiku-ka (Nursery School Section) in the
city office by January 31, 2011(Mon)
Mon. to Fri. 9:00 - 17:00. (Closed on
Hoikuen by January 25, 2011(Tue)
Mon. to Fri. 9:00 - 17:00, Sat. 9:00 – 12:00 (Closed on public holiday)
The city will decide and inform to the
admitted applicants at the beginning of March. The fee depends on family’s
income of the previous year. The city will notify it in mid of April.
There are 27 municipal Hoikuen and 37 private Hoikuen,
total 64 Hoikuen in the city now. The city will open 5 more Hoikuen in next
April. For queries of application and others, call
Hoiku-ka (Nursery School Section) in the city office.(tel.047-436-2330)