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Child Rearing and Education

Infant care/education and support for child rearing

In the town, there is a center for infants and small children referred to as Kiratto, which functions as a nursery school, a kindergarten and a facility for supporting child rearing. The center looks after children aged 6 months to 5 years old. Infant and child care services are divided into an extended-time type for parents who cannot look after children for long hours due to work, etc. and a short-time type for other parents.

In the adjoining Ohisama community support center for child rearing, consultation services are offered for parents who have worries about child rearing. Rest assured that these health professionals work in close contact with professional bodies, and the privacy of users is protected. A temporary childcare service is provided for children aged 15 months or older when parents cannot take care of them due to circumstances beyond their control, and a childcare service on holidays is also provided for children aged 2 years or older.

Inquiries: Ohisama community support center for child rearing
Tel. 0136-44-2739
Kiratto infant center Tel. 0136-44-2700
Hours: mon.-Fri. (excluding national holidays) 9:00-16:00


In addition to the provision of useful information for child rearing, the town also offers 1) free child seats (usage of a child seat is necessary by law) and 2) also provides support to the Book Start Project, in which picture books are provided for 6-month-old babies and their parents.

School education

In Japan, it is mandatory for all children to attend elementary school for six years and junior high school for three years. No tuition and fees for textbooks are charged. Children of a foreign nationality are not required to attend school but may enter if desired. The town has two elementary schools, a junior high school and a highschool. To go on to the high school, students must take an entrance examination. The school year starts in April and ends in March of the following year. All classes are conducted in Japanese. For parents seeking an education for their children in English, there is also an International School in Niseko Town.

International school

Hokkaido International School in Niseko is a private, coeducational day school that offers a western-style education from pre-school through 6th grade for students of all nationalities. English is the language of instruction. Hokkaido International School in Niseko was established in 2011 and is a branch of Hokkaido International School in Sapporo. HIS Niseko and HIS Sapporo are the only international schools on the island of Hokkaido.

Inquiries: Hokkaido International School in Niseko Tel. 0136-55-5259 Email: his.niseko@his.ac.jp

Inquiries

Regarding schools: Niseko Town Council Tel. 0136-44-2121 School Education Section, Niseko Town Board of Education Tel: 0136-44-2101

Inquiries in English: Niseko Town Council Tel. 0136-44-2121 Email: kikaku@town.niseko.lg.jp Planning and Environment Division

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