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Childcare support during business trips
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Temporary childcare fee during business trips will be covered by the university
Application deadline changed from two weeks in advance to [one week in advance] (Effective June 2019)

■System overview
In order to improve the work-life balance of faculty members and to further enhance the teaching and research performance, we have a temporary childcare support service during business trips called "Childcare support during business trips".
*In addition, if you receive a Grant-in-Aid, childcare fees for academic events on weekends or events that require overnight stays can be paid as a direct expense from your Grant-in-Aid. (From Grants-in-Aid FAQ)
MEXT Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research Expenses FAQ

■Who is eligible?
・Researchers and office staff of this university
・Other persons deemed necessary by the head of the Gender Equality Office.

■What will be supported?
The university will support temporary childcare fees for childcare during business travel resulting from travel requests made as university-related business.

For example, for business travel within Japan, the university will support temporary childcare fees for
・Childcare services subcontracted by the academic corporation
・Childcare facilities at the business travel destination
・Baby sitters at the business trip destination
Also, if your child does not accompany you on the business trip, you can use the babysitter company contracted by the company and the Sentan Nursery (7:00 to 22:00) as childcare facilities.

■Scope of support
During the service user's business trip, the University will support temporary childcare fees for childcare between 7:00 and 22:00 each day. However, the support does not cover transportation to the childcare center, expenses at the center, and other expenses for the child (transportation, meals, etc.).

■How to use this service
Apply in advance (at least one week before you want to use the service) using the Application form.

■Documents to be submitted at the end of the business trip
When you return from the business trip, please submit the following documents promptly. A copy of your trip report (approved by your supervisor)
・Childcare fee receipts (excluding transportation and meal costs)
Advance Payment Invoice (Childcare support during business trips) ←Please download the format here and fill in the amount you paid in advance, the date, and the name of the person filing the invoice, then stamp your seal on the document

*Childcare subcontractors that the Gender Equality Office can refer you to
Poppins Corporation  / Mothernet

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