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Child-rearing Support Systems

Infant Short Stay Azabu Infant Home, Keifuku Childcare Institution

This facility provides care that involves accommodations for up to seven days for children living in Minato City under the age of four whose guardians cannot care of them due to work, childbirth, or illness.

Address: 5-1-20 Minami-azabu

Tel: 03-3446-5361

Hours: Check-in time: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. or 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Pick-up time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (However, children cannot be picked up between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. because of mealtime and sleep time)

Childcare Fee: 3,000 yen/day (6,000 yen for one night, two days) *Households exempted from the resident tax need only pay half of the childcare fee. The entire fee is waived for households receiving public welfare assistance.

Inquiries: Children and Families Support Center “Minato Kids Support Center”

Tel: 03-6400-0090

 

Child-rearing Support Komusubi (Minato City Family Support Center)

This program provides community support for child-rearing by linking people who need child-rearing support and people who want to provide that support, and by promoting the development of mutual support networks among residents.
Services: Taking the children to and picking them up from childcare facilities and babysitting services, etc. while the guardians are out.
Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. * A single session of services is up to two hours.
Support fee: 800 yen/hour *The user is responsible for transportation fees, child's meal costs, etc.

Inquiries: Minato Council of Social Welfare

Tel: 03-6230-0284

 

Housework and Childcare Support Service Before and After Childbirth

Home helpers or postpartum doulas, dedicated to mother and child support before and after birth, are available to visit households in Minato City during pregnancy and immediately after childbirth, as well as those who have problems performing everyday activities, to provide housework and childcare support.

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (two, three, or four hours/session/day)
Total hours of service offered: Up to 96 hours (over a period from pregnancy to 120 days after childbirth)

Fees:
Housework support 2 hours: 1,500 yen
3 hours: 2,250 yen
4 hours: 3,000 yen
Postpartum doula  2 hours: 2,000 yen
3 hours: 3,000 yen
4 hours: 4,000 yen

* Services are available for half of the above prices for households exempt from resident tax, and 0 yen for households receiving public welfare assistance.

Inquiries: Children and Families Support Center “Minato Kids Support Center”

Tel: 03-6400-0090

 

Child-rearing Square “Ai-port”

The care is provided to children aged 2 months to sixth graders on any day and for any reason. Users need to register in advance to use these services.

 

Hours Fees
Mon. to Sat.: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 1,200 yen/hour
Mon. to Sat.: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 800 yen /hour
Mon. to Sat.: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 1,200 yen /hour
Sun., holidays: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 1,200 yen /hour

A child-rearing square is also available where parents of newborn to preschool children can spend a leisurely time. Member registration is required.

 

In-Home Temporary Childcare

Support members of the Ai-Port Station will visit and provide childcare services to families that need temporary support.

Eligible ages: Infants 7 days and older to 6th graders

Support services provided: Temporary childcare, convalescent care and newborn care

Fees: Starting at 900 yen/hour. It varies by the support services and days/ time frame requested.

*Users are responsible for covering transportation fees, meal costs, and snack fees.

Inquiries: Child-rearing Square “Ai-port”

Tel: 03-5786-3250

 

Toddlers’ Play Room “Appy”

These facilities provide places where parents caring for children can make friends, gain access to childrearing consultation services, and attend seminars. Appy Shimbashi, Appy Azabu, Appy Nishi-azabu, Appy Akasaka, Appy Shirokanedai, Appy Shibaura, and Appy Konan also offer short-term babysitting services.

For more details regarding facility use, contact each facility directly.

 

Appy Shimbashi
Address 6-4-2 Shimbashi
Tel 03-5425-7525
Hours

Toddlers’ Play Room: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Infant Babysitting: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Appy Azabu
Address 5-12-24 Roppongi
Tel 03-5114-9900
Hours

Toddlers’ Play Room: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Infant Babysitting: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Appy Nishi-azabu
Address 2-13-3 Nishi-azabu
Tel 03-5467-7175
Hours Toddlers’ Play Room: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Infant Babysitting: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Appy Akasaka
Address 9-4-2 Akasaka
Tel 03-3475-3900
Hours Toddlers’ Play Room: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Infant Babysitting: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Appy Shirokanedai
Address 4-6-2 Shirokanedai
Tel 03-6450-4249
Hours Toddlers’ Play Room: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Infant Babysitting: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Appy Shibaura
Address 3-1-16 Shibaura
Tel 03-5730-3252
Hours Toddlers’ Play Room: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Infant Babysitting: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Appy Konan
Address Shinagawa Front Bldg. Kids-kan. 3F, 2-3-13 Konan
Tel 03-6712-0688
Hours Toddlers’ Play Room: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Infant Babysitting: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Appy Konan 4-chome
Address 4-2-4 Konan
Tel 03-5796-8862
Hours 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Appy Daiba
Address Aqua City Odaiba (4F East), 1-7-1 Daiba
Tel 03-5520-9061
Hours 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

Eligibility:

Toddlers’ Play Room: Children under the age of three and their parents (Minato Residents)

Infant Babysitting: Children of age four months to six years (not yet enrolled in elementary school)

Closed: Dec. 29 to Jan. 3, facility inspection day

 

Minato Child-rearing Supporting Center “Pokke”

- Childcare Area

 Space for children aged zero to three and their guardians to relax and enjoy freely

- Temporary Infant Care

 Childcare services for guardians regardless of reason, whether they fall ill, have events to attend, or simply want to take a break.

 Eligibility: Children aged 4 months to kindergarten

- Twilight Stay

 Childcare services for guardians who are unable to take care of their children at night due to work, etc.

 Eligibility: Children residing in the city from 6 months old to third year of junior high school

- Short Stay

 Childcare services, including accommodation, for children whose guardians are unable to take care of them due to work, childbirth, sickness, etc.

 Eligibility: Children residing in the city from 10 months old to third year of junior high school

For details on each program, contact the office below:

Minato Child-rearing Supporting Center "Pokke"

Tel: 03-6435-0411

Minato Day Care Support

Minato Day Care Support provides families who cannot raise their children due to their part-time jobs or short-time work and other reasons, with childcare services for up to 8 hours per day, 160 hours per month. The childcare services provided by Minato Day Care Support are: Regular childcare service (once or more per week) and adhoc childcare service (irregular).
Ages: 4 months old to preschooler age

Opening hours: 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. (up to 8 hours per day)

Closed: Sundays, national holidays, and January 1-3

Fees: Less than 4 hours: 1,100 yen; 4-6 hours: 1,650 yen; 6-8 hours: 2,200 yen

*Households that are exempted from resident tax and households receiving public welfare assistance are exempted from the fees.

Application and inquiries:

- Minato Day Care Support Shirokane 3-10-12 Shirokane

Tel: 03-5423-4909

- Minato Day Care Support Konan 4-chome 4-2-4 Konan

Tel: 03-5796-8861

- Minato Day Care Support Higashi-azabu 2-1-1 Higashi-azabu

Tel: 03-5544-8461

- Minato Day Care Support Akasaka 9-4-2 Akasaka

Tel: 03-3475-3902

- Minato Day Care Support Shirokane-dai 4-6-2 Shirokane-dai

Tel: 03-6450-4298

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