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List of childcare consultation contacts

1. Health Consultation for Mother and Child

Please refer to a nearby health center for matters concerning health of mothers and children

2. Consultation on Child Welfare

Contact the nearest child consultation center or municipality for child welfare issues such as nursing, mental disabilities, care, maltreatment, etc.

  • General Family Support Center: 075-531-9600
  • Southern Family Support Center (Uji Child Consultation) : 0774-44-3340
  • Northern Family Support Center (Fukuchiyama Child Consultation) : 0773-22-3623

3. Emergency Bullying Telephone Consultation

General educational consultation on matters such as bullying, refusal to attend school, etc.

Information Technology Education Center

  • 075-612-3268, 075-612-3301
  • 24 hours/day, 365 days/year

Hokubu Consultation Room

  • 0773-43-0390
  • 24 hours/day, 365 days/year

4. Youth Telephone Service (Juvenile section in the main office of the Kyoto Prefectural Police)

Consultation with juveniles and their guardians concerning misconduct

  • 075-841-7500
  • Consultation 24 hours

Care service during child/guardian illness

1. Day Service

In the event there is need for care of a sick (fever, etc.) or post-illness (measles, etc.) child and the guardian must leave to go to work, etc., temporary child-care services are provided at hospitals, healthcare clinics, and daycares.
Please refer to your local city, town, or village for details and costs of the program. 

2. Short-term care support

(1) Short-term care

When guardians have short-term difficulties in bringing up their children due to illness, accident, nursing, ceremonial occasions, etc., children can be looked after at these facilities for a maximum of 7 days.

(2) Twilight Care

If guardians are not at home during weekday nights because of their job, etc, or if guardians are not home during holidays and as a result have difficulty in bringing up their children, they can be looked after and fed at these facilities.

Refer to your city, town, or village for details and costs.

Facilities for child care

1. Nursery school

When guardians cannot look after children in the daytime because of their work or illness, children can be looked after in nursery school.

  • For 0 to 5 year-old children (pre-elementary school)
  • Generally open Monday to Saturday, 7:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
    (Some are open after 6:00 P.M.)
  • Fees are set by the city, town or village and vary depending on income.

Contact city, town or village office for details.

2. Child Nursing Institution

Children without a guardian and children whose guardian cannot raise them are looked after in Child Nursing Institutions until 18 years of age.
The cost depends on the income of the guardians.

Contact a children consultation center for details.

  • General Family Support Center: 075-531-9600
  • Southern Family Support Center: 0774-44-3340 
  • Northern Family Support Center: 0773-22-3623

3. Local Child Care Support

Child care consultation by professionals (free of charge) is available at the nursery schools provided by cities, towns and villages.
Child care activities, lecture meetings, and discussion meetings are also held.

Contact your local city, town, or village office for more information.

4. General Family Support Center and the Southern and Northern Family Support Centers

Consultation services for women who need help or advice regarding problems are available.

General Family Support Center
 Main line: 075-531-9600
 DV consultation line: 075-531-9910
Telephone consultation: Every day (except holidays) 9:00-20:00
Face-to-face consultation: Mon-Fri (except holidays and New Year’s period) 9:00-16:00 (reservation required)
Southern Family Support Center (Uji Child Consultation Center)
 Main line: 0774-44-3340
 DV Consultation line: 0774-43-9911, weekdays 9:00-17:00
Northern Family Support Center (Fukuchiyama Child Consultation Center)
 Main line: 0773-22-3623
 DV Consultation line: 0773-22-9911, weekdays 9:00-17:00

 5. Kyoto Prefectural Gender Equality Center

Kyoto Prefectural Gender Equality Center is a facility to support a society in which men and women participate equally. It is available for consultation and information about women’s challenges as well as training, study, and the opportunity to interact with organizations and groups.

075-692-3433
Address:70 Shimotonoda-cho, Higashikujyo, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi 601-8047 2F Higashi-kan, Kyoto Tersa
Transportation:10-minute walk from the Hachijyo exit at Kyoto station

5-minute walk from Kintetsu Higashidera station
5-minute walk from subway Kujyo station
2-minute walk from City Bus stop Kujyo-Shako

Support and Subsidy

Special Child Care Allowance

Child Care Support