Child Care

最終更新日 2018年1月26日 印刷

An English interpreter is available on Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays,
from 8:30 to 16:00 at City Hall
Phone:0776-20-5300

 

Child Care

Child Allowance

Child Allowance is provided to caregivers who are bringing up children until the completion of their Japanese junior-high school education (the first March 31 after the child's 15th birthday). For details, contact the section in charge.

☆Section in charge

子ども福祉課 (KODOMO FUKUSHI-KA) BEKKAN 2F
Phone:0776-20-5412

 

Child Medical Care Subsidy

Medical care expenses (only for health insurance treatment) for children under 15 (until the completion of the 3rd grade in junior high school) are subsidized. Elementary & junior high school children must pay part of the incurred fees. Please apply for a recipient's certificate.

Recipient's Certificate for Child Medical Care

 子ども医療受給者証

☆Things you need to prepare

・Health Insurance Card (on which the child's name is written)
・Bank Account Book (either father's or mother's, who is the insured person of the same health insurance program in which their child is enrolled)
・Personal seal

☆Section in charge

子ども福祉課 (KODOMO FUKUSHI-KA) BEKKAN 2F
Phone:0776-20-5412

 

Child Support Allowance

Mothers and fathers of single-parent households and single guardians rearing children are eligible for Child Support Allowance while rearing children until they reach the first March 31 after their 18th birthday. If the given child possesses disabilities above a specified degree, the limit is extended to the age of 20. Certain restrictions apply. For details, contact the section in charge.

☆Section in charge

子ども福祉課 (KODOMO FUKUSHI-KA) BEKKAN 2F
Phone:0776-20-5412

 

Special Child Support Allowance

Guardians rearing children under the age of 20 who are mentally or physically disabled are eligible for subsidized Special Child Support Allowance. Some restrictions apply. For details, contact the section in charge.

☆Section in charge

障害福祉課 (SHOGAI FUKUSHI-KA) BEKKAN 1F
Phone:0776-20-5435

 

Medical Care Subsidy for Single Parent Households

Medical expenses (only for health insurance treatment) of single parent households and widows living alone are subsidized. Some restrictions, such as income limits, apply.

☆Eligibility
  • Mothers and fathers of single parent households rearing children under 20 and their children
  • Children under 20 without parents
  • Widows who had been single mothers before and are living by themselves now.

For details, contact the section in charge.

☆Section in charge

子ども福祉課 (KODOMO FUKUSHI-KA) BEKKAN 2F
Phone:0776-20-5412

 

Speaking Class

Counseling and coaching are available for children of early elementary school years and younger who have problems in language acquisition or speech development and their parents. (By appointment only)

Consultation Period: 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 9:00am to 12:00am
Place: Phoenix Plaza 2F
Address: 1-13-6 Tawara, Fukui-shi
Free of charge

☆Section in charge

障害福祉課 (SHOGAI FUKUSHI-KA) BEKKAN 1F
Phone:0776-20-5435

 

Babies and Infants Medical Checkups

Regular checkups are available for children at the ages of 1 month, 4 months, 10 months, 18 months, and 3 years of age. Notification of the time, date, and location of each checkup will be sent 1 month in advance. No notification will be sent for the 1-month checkup.  Complete an application card provided in your Maternal and Child Health Handbook to receive these checkups.

Health Checkup Form

4か児健康診査受診証

☆Section in charge

保健センター(HOKEN CENTER) Address: Fukui-shi, Joto 4-14-30
Phone: 0776-28-1256
Transportation: Community Bus「Smile」(Joto Hinode Line)
Get on the bus at「EKIMAE SHOTENGAI (EKIMAE Shopping Street)」 and get off at「HOKEN CENTER MAE (Health Center)」

 

Vaccinations (Immunization)

The Health Center offers various vaccinations at no charge to keep your children healthy and growing. Notifications are sent to all eligible children. The Health Center provides an explanatory leaflet called 「Vaccinations and Child's Health」. This leaflet is also available in Chinese, English, Portuguese, Tagalog, and Korean.

Vaccination Pre-exam Form

 BCG予防接種予診票 

☆Section in charge

保健センター(HOKEN CENTER) Address: Fukui-shi, Joto 4-14-30
Phone: 0776-28-1256
Transportation: Community Bus 「Smile」 (Joto Hinode Line)
Get on the bus at「EKIMAE SHOTENGAI (EKIMAE Shopping Street)」 and get off at 「HOKEN CENTER MAE (Health Center)」

 

Home Visits for all Infants

Households with children under 4 months of age will be visited by health workers in their district and the city’s public health nurses

☆Section in charge

保健センター(HOKEN CENTER) Address: Fukui-shi, Joto 4-14-30
Phone: 0776-28-1256
Transportation: Community Bus 「Smile」 (Joto Hinode Line)
Get on the bus at 「EKIMAE SHOTENGAI ( EKIMAE Shopping Street )」
and get off at 「HOKEN CENTER MAE ( Health Center )」

 

Nursery Schools and Licensed Childcare Centers

○Prerequisite conditions for enrollment
If both parents are qualified to receive childcare services for their child, and after being authorized to do so by the city, then they may have their children attend a city nursery school or certified children center.

○Available Nursery Hours
For either 11 hours from when the facility opens or the 8 hours from 8:00 to 16:00
※ Hours of business may vary facility to facility.

○ Day Care Fee
The fee is determined by Fukui City based on the parents' income and the child's age.

○ Extended Child Care
Should the need arise, children may attend their child care facility for a period of time longer than those written above. In such cases, this extension will be limited to within the facility’s hours of business.

○Temporary Child Care Service
Should a situation arise that makes caring for the child at home difficult, parents may leave their children in the care of child care facilities. Parents will be charged 1000 yen for each day the child attends the center for 4 hours or less and 2000 yen for each day the child attends the center for more than 4 hours. Parents may only employ temporary child care 3 days per week and only during the window of 8:00 to 16:00.

☆Section in charge

子育て支援室 (KOSODATE-SHIEN-SHISTU) BEKKAN 2F
Phone: 0776-20-5270

 

〈Volunteer Interpreters〉

City Hall will provide interpreters as needed to parents with business at nursery schools, kindergartens, elementary schools, and junior-high schools.

☆Section in charge

国際室 (KOKUSAI-SHITSU) DAINI BEKKAN 1F
Phone:0776-20-5300

 

Kindergarten

Children who are 3 to 5 years old can attend kindergarten.

☆Section in charge

学校教育課 (GAKKO KYOIKU-KA) HONKAN 6F
Phone:0776-20-5350

 

〈Volunteer Interpreters〉

City Hall will provide interpreters as needed to parents with business at nursery schools, kindergartens, elementary schools, and middle schools.

☆Section in charge

国際室 (KOKUSAI-SHITSU) DAINI BEKKAN 1F
Phone:0776-20-5300

 

Children’s Centers

Children’s centers are recreational facilities for all children under the age of 18. They exist as places for children to play and grow physically and mentally.

Open hours: Mon-Friday 12:00-18:00
       ※Saturdays and long holidays 8:30-18:00
   Closed: Sundays, national holidays and New Year holidays (Dec.29–Jan.3)
Free of charge

☆Section in charge

子ども福祉課 (KODOMO FUKUSHI-KA) BEKKAN 2F
Phone:0776-20-5412

 

Children's After School Clubs

A place for children to spend time and engage themselves after school, before their parents return from work.

Open hours: Monday through Friday after school~18:00
※Saturday and during a long vacation 8:00~18:00 (Hours of operation vary from place to place. Time extensions are available.)
Fee: about 6,500 yen per child per month; Includes snacks. Does not include extension fees.

☆Section in charge

学校教育課 (GAKKO KYOIKU-KA) HONKAN 6F
Phone:0776-20-5350

 

Consultation Desks on Child Care

〈Smile Dial〉

For all matters related to raising children, from child care and diet to hygiene.

Monday through Friday 8:30-17:15 
※ Closed on holidays and Dec.29-Jan.3.

☆Section in charge

子育て支援室 (KOSODATE-SHIEN-SHITSU) BEKKAN 2F
Phone: 0776-20-5223

 

〈Telephone Counseling for Mothers Raising Children〉

A help line for mothers raising newborns and infants. Topics for consultation include basic life habits, development and growth, anxieties surrounding child rearing, etc.
Every day except Tuesdays and Dec.29-Jan.3  9:00-20:00

☆Section in charge

子育て支援室・相談室(KOSODATE SHIEN-SHITSU・SODAN-SHITSU "Child Support and Consultation Desks", Gender Equality & Child and Family Center)
Address: Aossa 5F, 1-4-1Teyose, Fukui City
Phone: 0776-20-5775

 

〈Counseling Regarding Children〉

A help line for any worries related to raising children under the age of 18.
 Every day except Tuesdays and Dec.29-Jan.3  9:00-18:00

☆Section in charge

子育て支援室・相談室(KOSODATE SHIEN-SHITSU・SODAN-SHITSU "Child Support and Consultation Desks", Gender Equality & Child and Family Center)
Address: Aossa 5F, 1-4-1Teyose, Fukui City
Phone: 0776-20-1541

 

〈Counseling for Single Parent and Widowed Households〉

A help line to aid single and widowed parents with finding stability and independence in their lives
 Mon-Friday  8:30-17:15 (except Wednesday afternoon & holidays)

☆Section in charge

子ども福祉課 (KODOMO FUKUSHI-KA) BEKKAN 2F
Phone:0776-20-5696

 

〈Health Consultation〉

A help line for issues relating to child care, lifestyle diseases, and nutrition.
 Mon-Friday  8:30-17:15

☆Section in charge

保健センター(HOKEN CENTER) Address: Fukui-shi, Joto 4-14-30
Phone: 0776-28-1256
Transportation: 【Community Bus「Smile」】 (Joto Hinode Line)
Get on the bus at 「EKIMAE SHOTENGAI ( EKIMAE Shopping Street )」 and get off at 「HOKEN CENTER MAE ( Health Center )」

 

〈Education Consultation (Truancy)〉

For teachers/parents (guardians) with any issues or concerns regarding their students’/children’s truancy

Mon-Friday  9:30-16:00

☆Section in charge

チャレンジ教室(CHARENJI-KYOSHITSU "CHALLENGE CLASS")
Phone: 0776-56-4150

 

〈Juvenile Consultation (YOUNG TELEPHONE)〉

A line to talk about worries a child may have at home or at school.
 Mon-Friday  8:30-17:00
※The answering machine will answer outside of working hours.

☆Section in charge

少年愛護センター(SHONEN AIGO CENTER "Juvenile Care Center")
Phone: 0776-26-4949, 0120-57-4970