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 April admission only. Please show the maternal and the child handbook called “Boshi-Techo” of your baby-to-be. You can fill in your due date as his/her birthday and leave his /her name blank on the application form.

Applications for enrolling in childcare facilities

Applications for enrolling in childcare facilities (保育所”Hoikusho”) are accepted at any time. The provision of daycare services will then be determined after screening and processing. It will also depend on whether there is space available for your child in a daycare center.
The first day to attend the childcare facility is the date the applicant requests. If there is no vacancy in the facility of the applicant’s choice at the requested date, the applicant will be placed on a waiting list. Please refer to the following PDF.

2017 Information about applications for Enrolling in childcare facilities (English).pdf
Application forms for Approval for Childcare Services (English).pdf
2016 Standard List of Screening and Coordination for Authorized Childcare Facilities (English).pdf

Consultation, inquiries and applications

For more information, please contact the Children & Family Welfare Section of the regional ward office between 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. except on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.

Ward office
Tel. Ward office
Chuo Ward
(Minami 3 Nishi 11)
011-511-7224 Toyohira Ward
(Hiragishi 6-10)
Kita Ward
(Kita 25 Nishi 6)
011-757-2563 Kiyota Ward
(Hiraoka 1-10)
Higashi Ward
Kita 10 Higashi 7
011-711-3214 Minami Ward
(Minami Saiwaimachi 1)
Shiroishi Ward
(Hongodori 3 Kita)
011-861-0336 Nishi Ward
(Kotoni 2-7)
Atsubetsu Ward
(Atsubetsu Chuo 2-1)
011-895-2499 Teine Ward
(Maeda 1-11)
based on information from Sapporo City