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By Amy Jonespart-time teacher of English and French and mother of three

We travel to Japan to take a look inside Naruse Kindergarten situated on the outskirts of Tokyo

Naruse

In Japan there are two main types of childcare provision. The ‘hoykuen’ takes young babies and provides nursery-style daycare for children of working parents, while the ‘yochien’ provides a more formal kindergarten education for a few hours each day for children aged three to six years old. There are also a few private nurseries, as well as many informal childminding arrangements between family and friends.

Naruse Yochien

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