Day Care Centers, Nurseries, Hoikuen

Sapporo Childcare Guide 2018 in English


Sapporo Childcare Guide 2018 in English さっぽろ子育てガイド 平成30年度版 The English version of the Sapporo Childcare Guide 2018 , “Sapporo Kosodate Gaido Heisei 30 nendo-ban” by the City of Sapporo was uploaded on i-Kohoshi (i広報誌).   Contact: Sapporo International Plaza Foundation TEL: 011-211-2105 [Read More]

Childcare Seminar for Foreign Parents

childcare Seminar for Foreign Parents

A childcare seminar series 1 through 3 for foreign nationals will be held. Each session will provide essential information on childcare in Japanese, English and Chinese. One-on-one counseling sessions will be provided after each seminar. *English interpretation and baby-sitting services are availabl[…] [Read More]

Infectious Childhood Diseases which require a Parental Report of recovery confirmed by a doctor. 医師の診断を受け、保護者が記入する登園届が必要な感染症


To parents whose child has recently recovered from an infectious disease: Before your child returns to day care, please submit the report. (The child’s general health must be good in order for him/her to be able to attend the day care center.) Day care centers are where infants and young children sp[…] [Read More]

If you would like to enroll your child to daycare facility (hoikuen) starting next April 2018, the application deadline is December 8th.


For admission on April 1, 2018, please submit the documents to the Children & Family Welfare Section (健康・子ども課”Kenko-Kodomo Ka”) of the regional ward office between November 1, 2017(Wed.) and December 8, 2017(Fri.) Even if your baby hasn’t been born by December 8th, you are able to apply for Apri[…] [Read More]

Infectious diseases that prevent a child from attending day care without permission from a doctor.   感染症罹患後の登園許可


The purpose of this form is to enable a sick child to return to day care. A day care center is where infants and children spend a lot of time participating in group activities. The chart below lists diseases that the child’s doctor will provide observation on regarding the condition of his/her[…] [Read More]

Emergency Childcare Support


If my child gets sick and I can’t stay home to take care of him, what shall I do? There are some services available for your children. Be prepared ahead of time for this emergency situation. 1. Day Service for Recuperating Children and Infants (Child Health Support Day- Service) If a child is recove[…] [Read More]

Sapporo Childcare Guide 2017 in English

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Sapporo Childcare Guide 2017 (revised edition of 2016) ”さっぽろ子育てガイド 2017″ An English version of the “Sapporo Childcare Guide” prepared by the City of Sapporo has been uploaded on the English Website of the Sapporo International Plaza. Information is available regarding childcare in Sapporo. Ple[…] [Read More]

“おおどりんこOdorinko”, parent and baby, and parents-to-be group hold English Support Day in downtown Sapporo.

The City of Sapporo hosts child-raising classes at various venues (e.g., childcare support facilities, neighborhood halls, elementary schools) allowing parents with pre-school children and couples thinking about having children to meet and socialize freely. ”まちかどキッズサロン おおどりんこMachinaka Kids Salon Odo[…] [Read More]

Nursery choice

If you need childcare services 【Day Care Center/Hoikuen保育園】 The Day Care Center might not be able to accept your child immediately because there are a lot of children on the waiting list. If both parents work full-time, they have priority. If you want your child to go to Day Care Center from April 1[…] [Read More]

Useful expression at Day care


Japanese Conversations Lesson Teacher : おうち での ようすは どうでしたか? How was your baby at home ? Mother/Father : 1.きげん  が  よかった  です。:  S/he was in good mood. きげん  が  わるかった  です。  :  S/he was fussy. 2.おもちゃ を みて わらって いました。 : S/he smiled at his/her toy. わたし を みて わらって いました。 : S/he smiled at me. 3.よく のみます。 : S/he […] [Read More]

Additionally, the following new Day Care Centers will open on Apr. 1st 2014


Additionally, the following new Day Care Centers will open on Apr. 1st 2014. If you want your children to go to Day Care Centers from April 1st 2014, at the beginning of academic year, please apply by Friday, February 21st. Fees vary depending on your household income. The selection of applicants wi[…] [Read More]

The following new Day Care Centers opened on Apr. 1st 2013.


The following new Day Care Centers opened on Apr. 1st 2013. Center Name Address Ward Capacity Dream kids (*1) ドリームキッズ保育園 Higashi-Barato 1-1 Kita-ku 60 Art Child Care Sapporo, Yurigahara (*1) アートチャイルドケア札幌 百合が原 Yurigahara 1 Kita-ku 90 Shirayuki-Yume (*1) しらゆき夢保育園 Kita46 Higashi14 Higashi-ku 90 Asafu-M[…] [Read More]

If you need childcare services / Day Care Center [Nursery / Hoikuen]

The Qualification for applying Authorized Day Care Centers(Nurseries) Day Care Center will accept your child if : you and your partner are gainfully employed or are self-employed (1) for 4 full days or more a week or (2) work 20 hours or more per week, (3) if you are pregnant and your due date is ap[…] [Read More]