Regular Childcare

We are always seeking parents who wish to enroll their children at the kindergartens.
When a vacancy arises, we will select which children to enroll.
Even if the requested age group is full, we will register your children, put them on a standby list, and check when a vacancy arises, so do please contact us.

In April 2022, Kawauchi Keyaki Nursery School entered a transition period, shifting from a non-registered childcare facility to an on-site Sendai City municipal-level childcare facility (i.e. a nursery school for children between 0 and 2 years old). Children aged 3 to 5 will continue to be able to attend the nursery until this period comes to an end in 2025. Please also be aware that the childcare fees will be set by Sendai City (with a maximum amount set by the university).
Enrollment is open to healthy preschool children two months and older of Tohoku University employees and students who are deemed to require childcare assistance due to the nature of their jobs/studies. Applications are not taken for unborn children.
Application Submission Deadline
Please apply by the 15th of the previous two months in which you wish your child to begin attending.
Application Procedure
Please use the appropriate Google Form.
If you are on campus, please log in using your university account.
★Click here if you wish to enroll your child in August ⇒
★Click here if you wish to enroll your child in September ⇒
★Click here if you wish to enroll your child in October ⇒
Necessary Application Documents
①Application form (Form 1, attached)  (PDF / Word)

②Documents that confirm childcare is required in your situation. (Both applicant and spouse are required to submit individual documentation.)
●Employees only
 1.Proof of Applicant/Spouse Employment (PDF/Word)
 Tohoku University employees without fixed terms do not need to submit this form, but Tohoku University fixed-term employees, part-time employees, and research fellows need to provide a photocopy of their Notice of Working Conditions.
●Students who are parents/guardians and commute to the university, graduate schools, etc.
 1.Proof of Enrollment
 2.Certification for support (教育・保育給付認定証, kyouiku hoiku kyuufu ninteisho, see note below)
●JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists employed at Tohoku University(PD,RPD,CPD)
 1.Notice of Working Conditions (photocopy)
●JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists other than above
 1.Notice of receipt of scholarship
 2.Proof of acceptance by a laboratory (PDF / Word)
 3.Certification for support (教育・保育給付認定証, kyouiku hoiku kyuufu ninteisho, see note below)

③Applicants on maternity/childcare leave: Documentation noting the date you will return to work is also necessary, unless your return date is already noted on the Proof of Employment. ※If you intend to return from childcare leave early, please indicate this in the remarks section of the application form.

④A photocopy of the child’s most recent health checkup results. (For example, a copy of the page with the child’s most recent checkup information from the mother-child health record book.)

※If you have accepted a job offer but have not begun your term of employment yet, please attach documentation to prove the receipt of a job offer.
※Applicants may be asked to submit additional documentation.
※Please note that submitted documents will not be returned to you.
※The submitted documents will not be used for any purpose other than admission selection and the management of the nursery school.
※You will first be asked to send proof of employment in a PDF format. If your application is successful, you will then be asked to submit an original at the time of your interview. Therefore, please make sure you keep such documentation safe. If there are any discrepancies between the documentation supplied at the time of application and the paperwork that is submitted later, the offer may be rescinded.
About Certification for Support (教育・保育給付認定, kyouiku hoiku kyuufu nintei )
If you are not employed by the university (for example, you are a graduate student, JSPS scholarship recipient, etc.) or if your spouse is seeking employment, you will need to obtain a certificate to prove this status from your local ward office in Sendai City.

Apply by the 5th of the month → they will reply by the 15th;
apply by the 20th → they will reply by the end of the month.

If you cannot attach the certificate in time, please attach a copy of your application for the certificate. Then please send us the certificate as soon as you receive it. (Sendai City website:

※Kawauchi Keyaki Nursery School will carry out these procedures at a later date. Therefore, if it is the only nursery school to which you wish to apply, you do not need to acquire the certification for support at this time.

Temporary Childcare (Aobayama Midori Nursery School only)

Send the Temporary Childcare Application to the Human Resources and Planning Divisio (hoiku★; replace the ★ with @). The coordinator will contact you after checking the nursery’s availability. If an emergency, please consult with the Human Resources and Planning Division.
Please note that requests sometimes cannot be accommodated due to special events, limited staffing, or other circumstances.
Preschool children five months and older under the care of Tohoku University employees and students, who require nursery care due to an urgent situation affecting a parent/guardian (in-patient/out-patient medical care, participation in an academic conference, etc.) that is approved by the nursery program manager. This service requires a reservation.
Application package
①Temporary Childcare Application (Form 3, attached)
 (PDF / Word)
②Copy of the child’s health insurance card
Applicants may also be asked to submit additional documentation.
2 week before day of use
Following approval of the application, the nursery will contact you to arrange a pre-meeting.

Extended-hours Childcare (send toHuman Resources and Planning Division via the nursery)

Current users of regular childcare service at the on-campus nurseries
Necessary Application Documents
Extended-hours Childcare Application (Form 4)
( Keyaki PDF / Keyaki Word)
( Midori PDF / Midori Word)
Kawauchi Keyaki Nursery school: 2 weeks before day of use
Aobayama Midori Nursery school: 25th of month preceding month of use

Other Forms (send to Human Resources and Planning Division via the nursery)

Form Deadline
Notice of Change in Family Situation (Form 5)
(PDF / Word)
As soon as possible
  • Notice of Disenrollment (Form 6),
    (PDF / Word)
  • Notice of Leave (Form 7)
    (PDF / Word)
One month in advance
Notice of Return (Form 8)
(PDF / Word)
Two weeks before return
Application for Continued Enrollment (during childcare leave)
(PDF / Word)
One month in advance