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Child Support Information
Information on Child Support from Local Governments
Municipalities provide a range of information on childcare support. Please visit the website of your local government for more information.

■Local Government Implementation
Nara PrefectureIkoma / Nara  Kyoto PrefectureSeikacho / Kizugawa / Kyotanabe  Osaka PrefectureShijonawate / Hirakata / Katano

Standard Childcare
This system provides childcare for families during times of work or illness when parents cannot provide childcare at home during the day.

■Local Government Implementation
Nara Prefecture:Ikoma / Nara  Kyoto Prefecture:Seikacho / Kizugawa / Kyotanabe  Osaka Prefecture:Shijonawate / Hirakata / Katano

Extended Childcare
Childcare provided during extended hours before and after standard childcare.

■Local Government Implementation
Nara Prefecture:Ikoma / Nara  Kyoto Prefecture:Seikacho / Kizugawa / Kyotanabe  Osaka Prefecture:Shijonawate / Hirakata / Katano

Holiday Childcare
This childcare is provided for parents who find it difficult to care for a child at home on holidays, on Sundays, or on national holidays.

■Local Government Implementation
Nara Prefecture:Ikoma / Nara 

After-hours Childcare
This childcare is provided during the evenings between 18:00 and 22:00 when parents cannot provide childcare due to circumstances such as work.

■Local Government Implementation
Nara Prefecture:Nara  Osaka Prefecture:Hirakata

Convalescent Childcare
If you have difficulty finding home care or group childcare for a child recovering from illness, temporary childcare can be provided by a nursery or the like.

■List of member institutions of the Japan National Council for Sick Children’s Care
http://www.byoujihoiku.ne.jp/shisetsu/ichiran01.html (Japanese)

■Local Government Implementation
Nara Prefecture:Ikoma / Nara  Kyoto Prefecture:Seikacho / Kyotanabe  Osaka Prefecture:Shijonawate / Hirakata

Temporary Childcare
This childcare is offered for parents experiencing an emergency such as an injury, illness, hospitalization, or childcare fatigue. It provides temporary nursery daycare for families who cannot care for their child.

■Local Government Implementation
Nara Prefecture:Ikoma / Nara  Kyoto Prefecture:Seikacho / Kizugawa / Kyotanabe  Osaka Prefecture:Shijonawate / Hirakata / Katano

Specified Childcare
This childcare is offered for parents who cannot take care of children for specific reasons such as working part time 2 to 3 days a week (approximately 64 hours or more per month). The childcare is provided in place of the family.

■Local Government Implementation
Osaka Prefecture:Shijonawate / Hirakata

Twilight Stay Childcare
When childcare at home is difficult due to parental absences on weeknights or on holidays because of work or the like, this service provides childcare in a nursery for infants or at a children’s facility (about 4 hours daily, until 22:00, within six months, in principle).

■Local Government Implementation
Nara Prefecture:Ikoma / Nara  Kyoto Prefecture:Seikacho / Kizugawa  Osaka Prefecture:Shijonawate / Hirakata / Katano

Short Stay Childcare
As an emergency service, if parents cannot care for a child at home temporarily (for less than one week in general) for reasons such as parental illness or fatigue, or for other mental or physical reasons, or for childbirth or family ceremonies, this childcare is provided at a children’s facility.

■Local Government Implementation
Nara Prefecture:Ikoma / Nara  Kyoto Prefecture:Seikacho / Kizugawa  Osaka Prefecture:Shijonawate / Hirakata / Katano

After-School Children’s Club
This service provides an appropriate place for play or for a short stay when no parent is at home after school. It is intended for elementary schoolchildren (Grades 1–3).

■Local Government Implementation
Nara Prefecture:Ikoma / Nara  Kyoto Prefecture:Seikacho / Kizugawa / Kyotanabe  Osaka Prefecture:Shijonawate / Hirakata / Katano

Family Support
This service is for people in the region who require childcare services or who can become members to assist with childcare and help one another with childcare and the like.

■Local Government Implementation
Nara Prefecture:Ikoma / Nara  Kyoto Prefecture:Kyotanabe  Osaka Prefecture:Shijonawate / Hirakata / Katano

Other Child Support Information
A list of members of the All-Japan Babysitters’ Association. The list can be searched by region.
All Japan Childcare Services Association (Japanese)