There are two kinds of
nursery schools for children before school in Japan,
Almost all children can
enter Yochien(aged 3 and above), but Hoikuen has conditions to enter.
Instead, Hoikuen has an
advantage which babies can enter and nursery time is long.
What conditions to
Your child needs to hold
true about at least one of the conditions below.
Both of parents
have permanent work.
Mother is unable
to care her child due to baby delivery or disease.
Guardian is unable
to care child due to care of the sick for long time.
What aged children can
Up to the Hoikuen, but the
youngest is 57 days baby after birth.
How to apply to enter?
You need to get
application form at first.
It is available in Hoiku-ka
(Nursery School Section) in the city hall, Hoikuen,
General service center
(Face building), the branch offices and the liaison offices.
You also can get
introduction document of Hoikuen.
Fill in application form,
prepare other necessary documents and submit to Hoiku-ka (Nursery School
Section) in the city hall or Hoikuen. (However, if you submit to Hoikuen,
you should call in advance.)
In addition, you need to
take your child because an interview is required.
Application should be done
before the date below for the children who want to enter Hoikuen in next
School Section) in the city hall
--- January 31, 2007(Wed)
Mon. to Fri. 9:00
- 17:00. (Closed in public holiday)
January 25, 2007(Thu)
Mon. to Fri. 9:00
- 17:00, Sat. 9:00 – 12:00 (Closed in public holiday)
(You should call
Hoikuen in advance.)
How to get the result?
The city will decide and
inform to the applicants at the beginning of March.
How much is nursery
Not all children are of
It depends on family’s
income of the previous year.
The amount will be
informed from the city in the middle of April.
There are 27 municipal
Hoikuen and 24 private Hoikuen, total 51 Hoikuen in the city now, but the
number of Hoiekun is not enough because working mothers increase.
The city will open 2 more
Hoikuen in next April.
Queries of application and
others, call Hoiku-ka (Nursery School Section) in the city hall (tel.