If you receive a benefit certification from Yokohama City, you can receive free benefits for early childhood education and childcare (hereinafter referred to as “free benefits”) for usage fees for unlicensed childcare facilities. To receive this benefit, you need to follow the steps below.
Guidance flyer for free benefits for those who wish to use unlicensed childcare facilities (PDF: 684KB)
This page explains the Step1 certification.
※For Step2 and Step3, click the images above to go to the relevant page.
In order for those who use non-approved childcare facilities to receive free benefits,
In advance, it is necessary to receive a facility use benefit certification (hereinafter referred to as “benefit certification”).
You have you confirm application guidance, and please submit required documents to ward office Children and Families Support Division of ward where you live.
※Please note that you will not be able to receive benefits retroactively before the date of application.
(The date of receipt of the application is the date of receipt of the application at the ward office.)
1 Those who are eligible for certification application
If you meet all of the following and receive a benefit certification from Yokohama City, you will be eligible for free benefits.
- Not in a nursery school (* 1)
- We meet "authorization standard of need of childcare" of Yokohama-shi.
- Children from the 3-year-old class to the 5-year-old class or children from the 0-year-old class to the 2-year-old class who are exempt from municipal tax (* 2)
※1 Kindergartens and certified children's schools that carry out custody childcare above a certain standard (8 hours on weekdays and 200 days a year), Yokohama Nursery Room (0 to 2 years old class), year-only childcare business, company-led childcare Business (employee quota)
※2 If an unmarried single parent is deemed to be a widow, etc., it will be a tax-exempt person, including a protected person under the Public Assistance Act and a foster parent under the Child Welfare Act.
During childcare leave, childcare at home is often possible, so in principle you cannot receive benefits. However, from the viewpoint of child welfare, if you meet all of the following requirements, you can get a benefit certification.
①Requirements for continued use during childcare leave
1 Use non-licensed childcare facilities before entering childcare leave and continue to use the same facilities in the future.
2 The frequency of use in the contract must be at least 4 days a week.
Until the last day of the month to which childcare leave ends
2021 Yokohama City Benefit Authorization Application Guide (PDF: 1,529KB)
3 Documents required for certification application
About handling of application documents, etc. in seal
In Motoichi, about documents necessary for application such as nursery schools, we do not need signature and seal, and only requests signatures. (From March 1, 2021)
Please note that at this time, each application document will be signed and information on seal will be provided.
ⒶBenefit Authorization Application (PDF: 609KB)
■ Usage facilities registration form: 486KB)
ⒹMy number entry form (PDF: 471KB)
My number sticking mount (PDF: 489KB)
Documents to be submitted (PDF: 680KB)
Request to fill in the address (PDF: 457KB)
Document Form Data to prove the need for childcare
About seal of Employment Certificates
In Motoichi, about employment certificates, we establish seal's (employer) entry columns for employment certificates, etc., but does not require seal City. (From March 1, 2021)
If you create or modify a certificate with the name of the company without permission, we may cancel the benefit certification assuming that the application is false.
In this case, if it is deemed that it falls under the configuration requirements of a privately-owned private document forgery, a privately-owned private document for remodeling, or a private electromagnetic record for improper construction, it is considered that each crime can be established.
About establishment of crime pertaining to omission, digitization of Cabinet Office employment certificate in seal: 1,515KB)
Please note that we may contact the employer (business owner) for information such as employment certificates.
≪Documents proving the need for childcare 1 Submission is required for all parents (for example, in the case of parent households).
|Reason for Certification
Regardless of company or home,
When working more than 64 hours a month
(Including a job offer)
・Employment (planned) certificate (PDF: 628KB) ・Employment (planned) certificate (word: 66KB)
・Employment (planned) certificate (Excel: 597KB)
||When you need to prepare for childbirth or rest after giving birth
||Copy of Maternal and Child Health Handbook
|Illness and injury
||When parents are sick or injured
||When a parent has a disability
|Nursing care and nursing
Illnesses, persons with disabilities and persons requiring care
When caring for more than 64 hours a month
・Medical certificate of sick person or person receiving care
Copy of Handbook for Persons with Disabilities, copy of The Long-term Care Insurance Insured Card, etc.
・Time schedule (PDF: 463KB)
||When attending a school (going to school)
・Certificate of attending school and attending school
・Time schedule (PDF: 463KB)
Parents at universities and vocational schools
When I go over 64 hours a month
・student registration certificate
・Materials that show the timetable
During childcare leave
|When we continue to use custody during childcare leave
・Childcare leave certificate (PDF: 85KB)
・Certificate of attendance at school (PDF: 630KB) or copy of contract
Return certificate (PDF: 438KB)
Certification change application (PDF: 964KB)
Application for Cancellation of Certification (PDF: 522KB)
Authorization (change) decision letter of advice re-grant application (PDF: 561KB)
ⒶBenefit Authorization Application (PDF: 283KB)
Employment (planned) certificate (when employed) (PDF: 1,478KB)
Employment (planned) certificate (in case of childcare leave) (PDF: 1,383KB)
Time schedule (PDF: 792KB)
6 Entry exsamples in Easy Japan (Kakikata Easy Japanese)
ⒶBenefit authorization application (Akyufuninteishinseisho) (PDF: 1,001KB)
■ Usage facilities registration form C) (PDF: 290KB)
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