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Education/Childcare Fees

最終更新日:2021年7月15日

About Education/Childcare Fees

Nursery school fees are based on the parents’ municipal residence taxes. This tax amount is determined by the parents’ income (both mother and father). (If the household is supported mainly by grandparents or another relative, nursery school fees may be based on the amount of municipal residence tax imposed on that relative)

  • Nursery school fees from April to August 2020 are calculated from the total amount of the municipal residence taxes imposed in fiscal year 2019 (based on the income of 2018) and nursery school fees from September 2020 to March 2021 will be determined by the total amount of municipal residence taxes imposed in fiscal year 2020 (based on the income of 2019).

Individuals who aren’t registered as Tokushima City residents as of January first of this year and have not submitted the municipal residence taxation certificate will pay a tentative estimated nursery fee. This also applies to individuals who have residency in Tokushima City, but who did not file taxes because they have no income or due to other reasons. Tentative estimated nursery school fees will be recalculated and charged after the municipal residence taxation certificate is submitted, or after municipal residence taxes are filed to the city (Residence Tax Division).

Fee reduction for 2 or more children:

When siblings from one household are attending nursery school at the same time, school fees for the oldest child will be charged in full and fees for the second child will be charged at 50%. This reduction is also applicable when pre-school-age siblings attend or receive services from kindergartens part of special-needs schools, daycare within children’s psychological treatment facilities or utilizing child development support or medical-based child development support as well as nursery schools, kindergartens, certified childcare centers, municipal-based childcare, or childcare services inside businesses. If you are using/enrolled in a facility other than a certified childcare facility or Tokushima City municipal kindergarten, you must also submit a certificate of enrollment from your facility. No nursery school fees are charged for a third child or for any subsequent children.

Determination of education/childcare fees:

Actual education/childcare fees will be as follows:
  Income bracket Type 3 Classification
0, 1 & 2 years old
Standard childcare Shortened childcare
A Households receiving public assistance 0 yen 0 yen
B Households exempt from municipal residence tax 0 yen 0 yen
C Households that pay the minimum municipal residence tax (but are exempt from income tax) 16,000 yen 15,700 yen
D1 Households with municipal residence tax based on income under 48,600 yen

19,000 yen

18,600 yen
D2 Households with municipal residence tax based on income under 57,700 yen 23,500 yen 23,100 yen
D3 Households with municipal residence tax based on income under 73,000 yen 23,500 yen 23,100 yen
D4 Households with municipal residence tax based on income under 77,101 yen 29,500 yen 28,900 yen
D5 Households with municipal residence tax based on income under 97,000 yen 29,500 yen 28,900 yen
D6 Households with municipal residence tax based on income under 133,000 yen 38,000 yen 37,300 yen
D7 Households with municipal residence tax based on income under 169,000 yen 44,500 yen 43,700 yen
D8 Households with municipal residence tax based on income under 301,000 yen 56,000 yen 55,000 yen
D9 Households with municipal residence tax based on income over 300,999 yen 59,000 yen 57,900 yen

About the Exemption of Education/Childcare Fees

Childhood education is viewed as an immensely important basis that is the cultivation of the lifetime development of children’s characters. Considering this, the declining birthrate in Japan, and as a way to lessen the financial burden of education for children, facility use fees for children aged 3~5yrs old who are attending kindergartens, nursery schools, certified childcare centers (etc.) are free/no cost. In addition to this, the facility use fees for families with children aged 0~2yrs who are exempt from municipal tax will also be free/no cost.

Requirements for facility use fee exemption
Type of facility

Eligibility
(age of children as of April 1 of
applicable year.)

Exemption amount
(per month)

Licensed nursery schools, certified childcare centers, municipal-level childcare services (if using with type 2/3 Childcare Need classification) Children aged 0~2yrs who are childcare need classified who are part of households exempt from municipal residence tax Full exemption/no cost
Children aged 3~5yrs who are childcare need classified. Full exemption/no cost
Kindergartens, certified childcare centers (if using with type 1 classification.) Children aged 3~5yrs (includes children that are 3yrs old.) Full exemption/no cost

Private kindergartens(Kindergartens not classified under the “New Child and Child-rearing Support System”)

Children aged 3~5yrs (includes children that are 3yrs old.) 25,700 yen
Naruto University of Education (affiliated) Kindergarten Children aged 3~5yrs 8,700 yen
Childcare Need classified children (Type 2/3) After-hours childcare service at a kindergarten or certified childcare centers (kindergarten portion) (*1) Children aged 3~5yrs who are childcare need classified.

11,300 yen
(Days you use the service
× standard service price per day (450 yen))

Childcare Need classified children (Type 2/3) Temporary childcare services at/through unlicensed nursery schools, care services for sick children, or at “Family Support Centers” Children aged 0~2yrs who are childcare need classified who are part of households exempt from municipal residence tax 42,000 yen
Children aged 3~5yrs who are childcare need classified. 37,000 yen
Corporate-based childcare facilities (*2) Children aged 0~2yrs who are childcare need classified who are part of households exempt from municipal residence tax The standard/determined fee amount
Children aged 3~5yrs who are childcare need classified.
Visiting care services for children with disabilities Children aged 3~5yrs (For 3 years after the first April 1st that occurs after your child turns 3yrs) Full exemption/no cost

Concerning exclusion of facility fees, generally, the location of the facility does not matter, but rather the address of the person who will use the facility. For those living outside of Tokushima City who wish to use a facility within Tokushima City, you must complete any fee exemption applications in the municipality you live in.

*1: If you enroll your child into an after-hours childcare service at a kindergarten or certified childcare center (kindergarten portion) and you meet one of the following requirements, additional usage of an unlicensed childcare service (in addition to the after-hours childcare service) will covered by/part of the fee exemption:

  1. The hours of regular childcare hours in addition to the weekday after-hours childcare service usage hours that your child receives equal less than 8 hours a day or

  2. The number of days that the kindergarten (etc.) you use is open is under 200 days a year,

However, in the above case as well, including usage of any facility for temporary enrollment, there is a limit of 11,300 yen for the exemption amount you can receive. (For households with 3yrs old children that are exempt from municipal resident tax, the monthly exemption limit is 16,300 yen.)

  • The monthly exemption amount that you can use towards unlicensed childcare services will be the remaining amount from the 11,300 yen monthly exemption limit (16,300 yen for households with 3yrs old children that are exempt from municipal residence tax) after deducting after-hour childcare service fees (determined by: days you use after-hour childcare service × standard service price per day (450 yen))

(The following facilities allow for children using their after-hour childcare services to also use a separate facility for (additional) unlicensed childcare service use: public kindergartens, public certified childcare centers, and the Naruto University of Education (affiliated) Kindergarten.)

You must receive a “Childcare Need” classification from Tokushima City in order to qualify for facility use fee exemption for the 2 situations under the “Childcare Need classified children (Type 2/3)” section in the above graph.


*2: If you are an employee of the corporation that runs the corporate-based childcare facility that you wish to use, you do not need to complete an facility use application. If you are not one of these employees and are someone who lives in the area and wants to use one of these facilities, you must receive a “Childcare Need” classification.

Change Concerning the Payment of Lunch Fees

Up until now, staple food fees (such as rice) for children 3~5yrs have been directly paid to the nursery school, certified childcare center, etc. of enrollment, and non-staple food fees (such as side dishes) have been included as part of the childcare fees of the facility. Due to a change of the national system, childhood education/childcare services have become free, and, as a general rule, lunch fees are now to be paid by the parent/guardian of the enrolled child. With this, the staple and non-staple food fees will be combined into one fee/payment and should be paid directly to the childcare facility you are using. There are cases, such as families with multiple children, where these non-staple food fees can eligible for exemption. These eligible families will receive a letter notice in the mail from Tokushima City concerning the exemption.

For information about this system or for various applications/form, please go to the “About the exemption of education/childcare fees” page of Tokushima City’s webpage.

For Inquiries

  • Child Policy Division (Kodomo Seisaku-ka) TEL:088-621-5240
  • Childcare Division (Kodomo Hoiku-ka) TEL:088-621-5193
  • School and Education Division (Gakko Kyoiku-ka) TEL:088-621-5435
  • Division of Welfare for People with Disabilities (Shogai Fukushi-ka) TEL:088-621-5171

Non-staple Food Fees at Municipal Nursery Schools and Certified Childcare Centers

If you are enrolled in one of Tokushima City’s municipal/public nursery schools or certified childcare centers, the cost of non-staple fees will be as shown in the table below.
 If you are enrolled in a private nursery school or certified childcare center, please contact the facility directly for information on supplementary fee costs (as the costs will vary per facility).

Municipal nursery schools and certified childcare centers
Classification type Type 1 classification Type 2 classification
Cost 3,500 yen

4,500 yen

In the case that you meet one of the following requirements below, you will be eligible for (full/partial) exemption from non-staple food fees.

Households eligible for non-staple food fee cost exemption
Exemption amount Family/household situation
Full exemption

Households with a yearly salary of approx. less than 3,600,000 yen (income-based portions of their municipal residence taxes are less than 57,699 yen)
(However, in the case of a single-parent households, the income-based portions of their municipal residence taxes must be less than 77,100 yen)

Households with 3+ children where the first and second children are younger than elementary school age and are enrolled in a kindergarten, a certified childcare facility, or a childcare service inside a business.

Partial exemption
(*1)

Households other than the above with 3 or more children. (This exemption only applies to your third child (and any younger siblings if applicable).
Type 1 classified households whose income-based portions of their municipal residence taxes are less than 211,200 yen where the 1st child is younger than 18 years old and the 2nd child is the one in need of childcare.
Type 2 Childcare Need determined households whose income-based portions of their municipal residence taxes are less than 168,999 yen where the 1st child is younger than 18 years old and the 2nd child is the one in need of childcare. (*2)

Note: Tax deductions other than adjustment-based deductions (foreign tax credit, dividend exclusion/tax credit, special tax deduction for housing loans and other similar liabilities, tax deduction applied to donations, tax deductions on equivalent amounts and capital gain from special stocks, etc.) are not considered when determining income-based portions of municipal residence taxes for non-staple food fee exemptions

*1: The amount given for partial exemption is 4,500yen. If the non-staple food fee for your facility exceeds this amount, you will have to pay the remaining costs.

*2: Type 2 Childcare Need classified children who are aged between the day they turn 3yrs old until the 31st of the March after they become 3yrs old (the March 31st that occurs while your child is 3yrs old) are excluded from exemption

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