Enjoy Winter Life (in English and Chinese) A childcare seminar series 1 through 3 for foreign nationals are being 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 service is available...

There are many times when you may need a translator or interpreter with you. You might have trouble reading Japanese documents, you may be applying for a nursery school for your child or meeting with nursery staff, or you may need help when visiting health...

Sapporo Childcare Guide 2019 in English さっぽろ子育てガイド 令和1年度版 The English version of the Sapporo Childcare Guide 2019 , “Sapporo Kosodate Gaido Reiwa 1 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...

First time applicants for Children’s After School Club starting on April 1st 2019 are accepted until February 8. Details are below: Application will soon be accepted for the Children’s Club for fiscal year 2019, which is geared towards families whose children are home alone after school because...

Did you miss the 2018 Childcare Seminar?  Don’t worry! You can download all the materials. In 2018, the Sapporo International Communication Plaza held three childrearing seminars for foreign nationals raising children in Sapporo. All the materials used for those seminars are available at the Sapporo International...

If you need childcare services 【Day Care Center/Hoikuen保育園】 Day Care Centers 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 a...

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...

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 drinks his/her milk very well. あまり のみたがりません。 : S/he was reluctant to drink his/her milk. 4.さくばん は ○...

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-Mutsumi (*1) 麻生むつみ保育園 Kita38 Higashi1 Hiashi-ku 90 Kikusui-Motomachi Dai 2 (*1) 菊水元町第二保育園 Kikusui-Motomachi 9-2 Shiroishi-ku 90 Yoshida-Gakuen Yashinoki (*1) 吉田学園やしの木保育園 Hiragishi 1-15 Toyohira-ku 120 Hachiken-Nishi Midorino (*2) 八軒西みどりの保育園 Hachiken 7 Nishi 11 Nishi-ku 90 Teine-Yamanami (*2) 手稲やまなみ保育園 Inaho 2-5 Teine-ku 90 *1 admit children...