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Print2021-07-08

Pregnancy and Childbirth

If you become pregnant, please submit a notification to the health center (hoken senta). You will receive a Maternal and Child Health Handbook (“Boshi Kenko Techō”; also available in English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese), which records the pregnancy and childbirth progress, and a corresponding booklet that you will need to receive infant health checks, pre- and post-natal checkups, and other services. After giving birth, please submit a notification via the postcard attached to the booklet. A health nurse will then visit your home.

Infant health checks are administered at the health centers for infants and children aged 3 months, 18 months, and 3 years. You will be notified specific dates by your local health center.

In addition, assistance with medical costs is available for infants and children up to Grade 3 of junior high school (up to 18 years old for hospitalization). For more information, please ask at the Health Insurance & Pension Division at your local ward office or the Residents’ Welfare Division at a ward office branch. (See Medical Subsidies (3-7-5))

Nursery Schools/Licensed Childcare/Small Childcare Facilities/Family Childcare Facilities

Nursery schools are facilities that take care of children until they start elementary school in the case of children who require childcare due to some reason such as employment or illness of their guardians. The costs to the user (fees) for children in 0- to 2-year-old classes are determined according to the amount of city taxes paid by the household. For children in 3- to 5-year-old classes, the cost to the user is 0 Yen. Usage procedures are handled at the Public & Child Welfare Division of your ward office or the Residents’ Welfare Division at a ward office branch.

Kindergartens

Kindergartens provide educational services for children from the age of three years until they start elementary school. Generally, both City and private kindergartens distribute application forms in September and accept applications and decide upon successful applicants in October. Each kindergarten has its own entrance procedures.

For questions regarding City kindergartens, please contact the kindergarten you are interested in directly or the Teaching Personnel Division of Nagoya City Board of Education (TEL 972–3243 FAX 972–4177). For questions regarding private kindergartens, please contact the kindergarten directly.

For families who have a child attending a private kindergarten (excluding facilities that transferred to the new child/parenting support system), tuition is rendered free up to a limit of 25,700 Yen per month for authorized families. For questions regarding tuition assistance for private kindergartens, inquire at the Educational Affairs Division of the Nagoya City Board of Education (TEL 972–3219 / FAX 972–4175) or at the Kindergarten your child/children attend(s).

Assistance for Single-Parent Households

Please consult with the public & child welfare division in the ward office and the residents’ welfare division branch of your ward if you are raising a child on your own due to divorce, death of a spouse, or other circumstances. There are many services available to assist you.

(Examples of Services Available)

・General, Employment, and Parenting Support

・Financial Assistance

・Work/Career Skills Development

Support Systems for Single Parent Households

Special Benefit for Supporting Low-income Families with Children (Single-parent Households)

Single-parents who are suffering a loss in income due to effects from COVID-19, and have not yet received this benefit, may be eligible.

To receive the benefit, you need to fill out an application and send it by mail.

For more Information, please call the call center.

 

TEL: 052-930-5850

FAX: 052-933-1118

 

Reception Hours: 9 AM to 5:30 PM (After September 1, we will only be open on weekdays.) We are open every day until August 31.

 

* The call center will be available until January 31, 2022.

* English-speaking staff are available at the call center..

* Other languages will be supported by Trio-Phone (3-way multilingual conference call).

Special Benefit for Supporting Low-income Families with Children (Excluding Single-parent Households)

Eligible Recipients

Figure Eligible Recipients

Applicants who meet the requirements in the table above may become eligible to receive this benefit.

Depending on your circumstances, you may or may not need to fill out an application to become eligible to receive this benefit.

For more information, please call the call center below.

 

Tel: 052-979-2415

Fax: 052-933-1118

 

Reception Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Open daily until September 30.

(Starting October 1, we will only be open on weekdays.)

 

* The call center will be available until January 31, 2022.

* English-speaking staff are available at the call center.

* Other languages will be supported by Trio-Phone (3-way multilingual conference call).