Guidance / A Day at the Daycare / Baby Food / Food for allergies / Extended childcare

Ages:3 months until entering elementary school.

As of April 1st, 2023.

  Age Class Number of Children
  0 Hiyoko 8
  1 Ichigo/Ringo 25
  2 Banana/Lemon 30
  3 Risu/Kuma 26
  4 Iruka/Rakko 30
  5 Panda/Zou 36
  Category Regular Care Extended Care
  Standard Care 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
(Mon-Fri only)
  Short-time Care 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

★ Childcare on weekdays after 6:00PM and Saturdays is available for children aged 1 and up.
★ On the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, morning care is available (7:00 AM to 12:30 PM).

The childcare fees are determined based on the previous year’s income tax amount and other factors of the household where the child who will be enrolled lives. The fees for both public and private institutions are same. For more information, please visit the Marugame City Hall website or contact the Nursery School Management Division.

For more details, please contact the Nursery School Management Division at Marugame City.

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We have “pointing communication sheets” to facilitate communication between staff/nursery teachers and children/parents who speak foreign languages (English/Spanish).


Using an app, we record the child’s arrival. We welcome them in the morning while asking how they are doing. If early childcare is required before 8:30 due to work, please complete the necessary procedures at the nursery.

Fun playtime

We conduct childcare activities tailored to the child’s age and condition, such as free play and group play.


We aim to expand children’s interest in food and make mealtime enjoyable.

Nap time

The purpose of nap time is to ensure that children can rest well in a safe environment. We make sure to prepare that environment in order for the children to get appropriate rest.

Snack time

Free play


We inform the parents of how children spent the day. If childcare is required after 16:30, please complete the necessary procedures at the nursery.

We provide the same type of formula as at home. FWe provide baby food based on the age, development, and physical condition. And we adjust the content and amount while cooperating with the parents, since
there are individual differences.

We provide “elimination diet” or “substitute diet” for children with food allergies to remove allergens. If allergy elimination diet is necessary under the guidance of a doctor, please submit a “elimination diet confirmation sheet” after diagnosis. We make sure to take care of it depending on the situation.

We offer extended care for those parents whose pickup time may be delayed due to work or other circumstances. In our extended care program starting from 6 pm, we provide a light meal to alleviate hunger during dinner time and create a homely atmosphere. Prior to the start of extended care, we play the song “Tonari no Totoro ~ Osanpo ~” to signal the start of the program.

Class for children aged 1 to 5 years old.

Category Extended Care Hours Nursery Fees
Standard Care Time 18:00 to 19:00 Daily Rate: 500 yen
Monthly Rate: 3,500 yen
Short Care Time 7:00 to 8:30
16:30 to 18:00
300 yen per hour
Any fraction of less than 1 hour is rounded up to 1 hour.