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Japan Healthcare Info. (JHI) is a social entrepreneur organization founded in 2010. Our healthcare professional staff are dedicated to providing service in order to enhance well-being of international community in Japan.

JHI is a selected member of the most renowned non-profit Japanese social entrepreneur training organization and awarded Japanese government grant in 2010.

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Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00

(Not open for 24 hours/365 days)
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Daycare and Kindergarden/Preschool


If you are looking to enroll your child in daycare, kindergarten or preschool, JHI can research information on your options and create a tailor-made list for you in English. We are also available to file necessary enrollment applications on your behalf.
Daycares exist primarily to care for the children of working parents. Conversely, the main purpose of kindergartens is to give children a chance to interact with others of the same approximate age and education.
Keep in mind, entrance to public daycare facilities can be very competitive. JHI has experience handling forms for such facilities, and a properly filed form can increase your child’s chances of acceptance.
Contact us for details.




In Japan, there are two types of daycare providers: private providers, which are owned and operated as a company, and public providers.
Registration for public daycares is done through your local city or ward office. Competition is often quite stiff in urban areas due to the growing number of working parents.
Registration for private daycares is done directly through the company you wish to use. If you live in an urban area, you can still expect entrance to be competitive. Private daycares are expensive, but some local governments provide financial support offer partial reimbursement.
Contact us and we can help you fill out your registration paper work and prepare enrollment documents. We can also research requirements in your area to give your child the highest chances for acceptance.


Typical day at a public daycare (2 year old)
9:00am: Arrive at daycare
9:30am: Morning tea/snack
10:00am-11:00am: Take a walk to the park nearby, play in the playground, craft-making in the classroom, (in summer) swimming in the pool
11:30am: Lunch
After lunch-3:00pm: Nap
3:30pm: Afternoon tea/snack
4:00pm-6:00pm: Play in the playground or classroom. Some daycares provide a light meal around 6:00 for late pick-ups.


Daycare for sick children


Daycares cannot allow children with influenza or a high fever to attend while ill. There are public and private daycares that can take care of your child temporarily during their sickness. The number of facilities, conditions, and prices will vary depending on your area.

These require pre-registration before use. Contact us; we can locate facilities in your area, give you detailed information and make arrangements for registration.





In contrast to daycares, there are many different types of kindergartens and preschools and it can be difficult deciding which would be most suitable for your child.
Most kindergartens are privately owned. Some are run by religious groups and teach students about their beliefs. International preschools, where native English teachers provide much of the education, are growing in popularity among Japanese parents.
Registration is done directly through the kindergarten or preschool of your choice. Generally, parents are required to register in October or November of the year before their child will start classes. If you are considering putting your child in a kindergarten, you should start visiting facilities around August or September the year your child turns two. After the school year starts in April, it is very difficult find facilities that can accept your child.
Some localities provide financial support and offer partial reimbursement to families using kindergartens and preschools.


Typical day at Kindergarten/pre-school
9:00am: Arrive at the kindergarten
9:00am-11:00am: Play in the playground, craft-making in the classroom, various activity classes
11:30am: Lunch
After lunch-2:00pm: Classroom activities.
2:30pm: Pick-up time
*No nap time*



Here is the chart to see the different features of daycare and kindergarden.

Public Daycare Private Daycare Kindergarden
Owner Local City Educational Corporation Local City/Educational Corporation
Age 0-5 yrs 0-5 yrs differs depending on facility 3-5 yrs
Size 100 kids/Average 20-30 kids/Average More than 100 kids. Differs depending on the facility
Teacher Licensed civil servant staff Licensed teaching staff Licensed teaching staff
Terms April 1st to March 31st April 1st to March 31st April 1st to March 31st
Start/end time 9:00-17:00 (7:30-20:00 is the time range for taking in&picking up) 9:00-17:00 (7:30-20:00 is the time range for taking in&picking up) Generally 9:00-14:00
Drink and Meal Planned &Prepared by licensed nutritionist.
Formula is also provided.
Frozen breast milk accepted
Planned &Prepared by licensed nutritionist or staff.
Formula is also provided.
Frozen breast milk accepted
Parents are required to prepare lunchbox
Toilet Parents bring disposable diaper.
Teachers give toilet training
Parents bring disposable diaper.
Teachers give toilet training
No diaper is used, teachers help toilet training.
Facility Varies depending on daycare, but often public ones have playgrounds and pools, no bus. Generally much smaller compared to public daycare. Often no playgruound. No bus. Varies depending on daycare, but often have playgrounds, pools and bus
Activity Summer festival, Sports day, excursion, Christmas party etc. Summer festival, Sports day, excursion, Christmas party etc. Summer festival, Sports day, excursion, Christmas party etc.
Health Service Regular health/dental checkups provided.
Registered nurse is available daily for medical cares.
Regular checkups provided. No nurse is available daily. Health checkups are not provided
Uniform No uniform No uniform Many kindergartens require uniform and designated bags and shoes
Costs Varies depending on your annual income tax. Average around 10,000 yen/month meals included Different depending on company and area. From around 40,000 yen to 80,000 yen/month. Meals included. Varies depending on company and area. From around 20,000 yen -80,000 yen /month plus the enrollment fee
Registration Registration through city hall. Accepted through the year but the deadline for the year next is usually December. Registration accepted directly to the day care through the year. Registration accepted directly to the kindergarden. Application time for the year next is usually autumn