“Distribution of Yokohama City Nursery School Usage Guidebook for 2022”

The City of Yokohama is going to distribute the “Yokohama City Nursery School Usage Guidebook” from October 12. This is a set of documents for applying to nursery school(s) for your child(ren) from April 2022.

<Download “Yokohama City Nursery School Usage Guidebook”>
You can download multilingual versions of the “Yokohama City Nursery School Guidebook” from the site below.
(Available from October 12)

<Details regarding Yokohama City Nursery School Admission (automatic translation)>
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)

“Yokohama City Nursery School Usage Guidebook” (Japanese version) is available at your local ward office, Administrative Service Corners, and child rearing support centers.
※Multilingual versions may not be available.

<Acceptance of applications for Nursery School>
〇Submission by postal mail
From October 12 (Tue) to November 2 (Tue) or November 9 (Tue), 2021
※Wards where the deadline is November 2 (Tue) *Application must be postmarked by November 2:
Tsurumi Ward, Kanagawa Ward, Naka Ward, Minami Ward, Konan Ward, Asahi Ward, Kohoku Ward, Midori Ward, Aoba Ward, Tsuzuki Ward, Izumi Ward, Sakae Ward, Totsuka Ward, Seya Ward
※Wards where the deadline is November 9 (Tue) *Application must be postmarked by November 9:
Nishi Ward, Hodogaya Ward, Isogo Ward, and Kanazawa Ward
〇Submission in person at Ward Office
The deadline is November 16 (Tue).
※The starting date differs depending on the ward. Please check with your local ward office before going there.

・The priority order for entering nursery schools is determined by the guardians’ working hours and the situation of each family.
・Even if you apply, your child may not be able to enter any of the nursery schools of your choice.
Please write down the names of all the desired nursery schools in your order of preference on the application form.
・If you don’t know which documents are required for applying to a nursery school and/or how to fill out the application form, please consult a friend who understands Japanese, your near-by international lounge, or YOKOHAMA Foreign Residents Information Center to see if they can help you.
List of International Lounges
(English, Chinese, and Simple Japanese)
YOKOHAMA Foreign Residents Information Center