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  • Q1. Can we schedule a tour of the nursery school?
    Yes. Tours are available from 10:00 and 15:30 on weekdays on an appointment basis. Please contact us by phone if you would like a different time slot.
  • Q2. How do we submit an enrollment application?
    To submit an application, please contact the Child Care Service Division, Children and Family Affairs Department, Ota City.
  • Q3. Is there an orientation session for enrollment?
    There is no orientation session. Please schedule a visit before submitting an enrollment application.
  • Q4. What are the steps after the application is accepted?
    Please come to pick up the necessary documents. We will conduct an individual interview at a later date. During the interview, we will ask you about your child's health and living conditions based on the child's card you filled out in advance. In addition, we will consult about childcare hours and adaptive childcare.
  • Q5. How are childcare hours determined?
    We will decide the hours based on the working hours and commuting time of the person picking up and dropping off your child (work certificate is required) . In case you will be late on a particular day due to a meeting, etc., please contact the nursery school in advance and we will accommodate you.
  • Q6. What should we prepare and do before my child enrolls in nursery school?
    For enrollment of 1-year-old child: Please let the child get used to drinking from a cup, try a variety of ingredients, and wean the child so that he or she can eat the equivalent of a complete meal.
  • Q7. Are there any other fees besides the nursery fee, such as fees for learning materials?
    No, we do not charge for learning materials.
  • Q8. Please tell us about your extended nursery services.
    We offer monthly extended nursery service as well as extended nursery on a spot basis. As a rule, extended nursery fees are charged from 6:31pm. Extended nursery service is only available when you are unable to pick up your child by the scheduled time due to work. For details, please contact the nursery school.
  • Q9. Do you use a communication tool to be shared between nursery school and parents?
    We keep you connected and updated all day through the ( [Codmon] app. The app also allows you to get monthly letters and notices. We also respond individually to any concerns you may have.
  • Q10. Is there a uniform?
    There is no uniform, school cap or school bag. Please dress your child in clothes that are comfortable for activities according to the season and physical condition.
  • Q11. When is the school closed?
    The nursery school is closed on Sundays, national holidays, and during the year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 - January 3).
  • Q12. Is there a swimming pool?
    No, we do not have a swimming pool. We play in the water on the balcony only during the summer months. On hot days, we may have the children take a shower if they are sweating.
  • Q13. Is there a parking lot or bicycle parking available?
    There is no parking lot or bicycle parking. Please do not drive to and from the nursery school. If you are using a bicycle, please use a nearby bicycle parking lot. If you wish to park temporarily under the stairs of the school, please do so for a short period of time and do not block other people's way to and from the school.
  • Q14. Do you take children out for walks?
    Yes. We try to go for walks around the school as much as possible on sunny days.
  • Q15. How do you handle futons?
    We lend out futons from the school. We ask that you bring your own bed-wetting sheets and covers from home. Please bring the sheets and coverings home over the weekend, wash them, and bring them back the following week. The staff will take the sheets on and off.
  • Q16. What about school lunch? Are there days when we have to pack a lunch for my child?
    We provide a complete school lunch program. Parents will be expected to bring lunch for their children once a year on the day of the school walking trip. The school trip is scheduled around October and November each year.
  • Q17. How do you accommodate children's allergies?
    We will provide elimination and alternative meals based on the doctor's diagnosis and guideline for lifestyle management sheet.
  • Q18. What is the guideline for notification of pick-up when my child is sick?
    Regardless of fever, we will let you know if your child has diarrhea or vomiting, or if he or she is lethargic or otherwise acting differently than usual. For fever, we ask you to pick up your child as soon as possible if the actual temperature is 37.5 degrees Celsius or higher. (Children will be allowed to come to the nursery school 24 hours after the fever has broken.)
  • Q19. What about gradual entry? Do you offer a half-day childcare service, allowing my child to adjust to a new environment? Or do you provide accustomed childcare services for parents who have to leave their children for short periods of time due to work schedule?
    Yes. The gradual entry period is generally one week from the first day of enrollment. We will gradually extend the hours of the program from 9:00 to 11:00 on the first and second days, and from 9:00 to 12:00 on the second and third days. This is an important period for children to adjust to an unfamiliar environment without difficulty. We will discuss this with the parents individually, taking into consideration the condition of each child. Please ask for the understanding of your employer and we hope for your cooperation during this period.
  • Q20. Are there any parent-teacher meetings?
    No. We currently do not have any parent-teacher meetings.
  • Q21. Do you sell photos?
    We do not sell photos, but we regularly upload photos of each class on the [Codmon] app in order to let parents know what our childcare is like during the day. I also post daily updates on Instagram and Ameba Blog, so please check them out.
  • Q22. Can grandparents or guardians drop off and pick up our child?
    We provide a document called a "Transportation Confirmation Card" upon enrollment. This document will be carried by the person involved in picking up and dropping off the children. If the grandparents/guardians are unable to bring the document, please contact us in advance and we will verify their identity with a photo ID.
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