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About home-based childcare business

Final update date September 17, 2019

What is a home-based childcare business?

If a parent or guardian cannot take care of a child due to employment or illness, a home-based childcare worker (home childcare welfare member) will take care of the child on behalf of the guardian. We provide detailed childcare for children aged 0 to 2 in a homey atmosphere with a capacity of 3 to 5 people.

In the new system for supporting children and child care that began in April 2015, this project was newly created as one of the municipal licensed businesses (local childcare business).

Please search for home-based childcare business implementation facilities from nursery schools and childcare facilities.

What kind of facility is it?

The target age and capacity are as follows.

Overview of home-based childcare business


Home-based childcare business

Target age

0-2 year olds


3 to 5 people

Childcare workers

Layout ratio

One childcare worker provides childcare for each of the three children aged 0 to 2 years. In addition, when there is an assistant, one childcare worker and one assistant will provide childcare for five children aged 0 to 2 years.


Home-based childcare workers and assistants
※A certain level of training required

school lunch

Bring school lunch or bring
※It depends on the facility.

Cooperation facilities

We cooperate with any facility of authorized child institution, kindergarten, authorized nursery school. Cooperation facilities provide support for home-based childcare business, such as "support for childcare content", "providing alternative childcare", and "securing advances after graduation".
However, "Provision of alternative childcare" and "Securing advances after graduation" may not be set as transitional measures until 2019.

Inquiries to this page

Child and Youth Bureau Child Care Support Department Childcare and Education Management Division

Telephone: 045-671-3564

Telephone: 045-671-3564

Fax: 045-664-54799

Email address: [email protected]

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