Childcare / Nursing Support

Guide to the use of babysitter discount tickets

To support YNU staff members’ work and childcare, we provide babysitter discount vouchers.
Please check the contents below and submit the “Required Documents” to the Gender Equality Section, Diversity Strategy Promotion Headquarters.

How to get refunded (during April-Jun, every fiscal year)
The discount voucher will be available around June every year, however, even if you use the baby-sitter service without using a discount ticket,
you can still get the refund by the procedure below after July every year.

For detailed procedures, please check the website of[Cabinet Office]

Terms of use

Who can apply

YNU academic/administrative staff members that falls under ①and also falls under either ② ③

  1. Member of “Kyosai-kumiai” (MEXT mutual-aid association) or designated social insurances
  2. Single-parent family
  3. The spouse is unable to take care of the children.

Applicable children

  • Children from 0 years old to 3rd grade of elementary school
  • Children up to 6th grade of elementary school who receive a certificate of the physically disabled, a nursing certificate, etc.

Discount amount

Up to 2 sheets (JPY 2,200/1 sheets) per household per day.

Points to remember

  • Only when requesting childcare at home and transfer to a nursery school, etc. for working .(*1)
  • The user must be working when using a discount ticket.(*2)
  • Only when the fee exceeds 2,200 yen or more per time.(*3)
Use of discount tickets (per child)

・2 per day
・Up to 24 per month

(*1) A a general rule, the vouchers can be used for pickup and drop-off service when the following rules are met.
a.Transfer between home and day care center.
b.It is not intended to pick-up and drop off multiple children from the different households.
c.The babysitter reports in the written form the childcare record of the pick-up process and the conditions of infants, etc. to the parent.
d.It must not be a pick-up service at a childcare facility operated by the company to which the babysitter belongs.

(*2) If the babysitting time is outside working hours, confirmation may be made with your overtime record.
(*3)Excludes fees associated with the provision of services such as membership fees, transportation fees,cancellation fees and insurance fees.

About the income tax

Since April 2021, subsidies from the national and local governments for childcare (including subsidies for babysitter usage fees) have been exempt from income tax and individual inhabitant tax in order to support childcare.

Procedure flow

Apply for babysitter service

First, apply and make contract with a babysitting company listed in the All Japan Childcare Services Association.
※When applying, be sure to tell that you will be using a babysitting voucher.

Submission of documents

Submit the documents below to us by a week before the babysitting day.The discount ticket is valid from the day after the issue date. Please apply well in advance.

《Time until the discount voucher arrives》
Please pay the full amount and be sure to save the receipt.When you receive the voucher, submit the receipt and discount voucher to the babysitter company you used.
ACSA website (Japanese only)

Required documents

《When applying for the first time in the fiscal year》

  • Application form (obtained from the link below)
  • Contract or equivalent form (copy)
  • Applicant’s Health insurance card (copy)
  • If you have a spouse, documents certifying your spouse’s employment or illness / hospitalization (copy)

If there is no change from the content submitted the first time, you can apply by emailing the following items.

  • Applicant’s name(Name written in the health insurance card)
  • Phone number (In case of emergency)
  • Number of applications
  • Scheduled date of use
  • In case of mailing request Address need to enclose

*Note: (Only for those who wish to receive it by mail) You return envelope with a 84 yen stamp

Issuance of discount tickets

The Gender Equality Division of the Diversity Strategy Headquarters will send you the URL (ticket) for the electronic discount coupon by e-mail. Upon receipt, please use the Form attached to the e-mail to report receipt to your tickets.

On the day of use

  1. Please tap the discount coupon URL on your smartphone to display the discount coupon screen.
    *Only available for smartphones (Android 5.0 or later 11 or later IOS12 or later 14 or later)
  2. Please scan the “QR Code” presented by the babysitter.
  3. Please enter the date and time of use, the name and date of birth of the child, the name of the babysitter in charge, and the location of use.
  4. If you use outside of normal working hours, please submit the “Work Status Report” or “Overtime Work Order Book” or other documents that can confirm your employment to the Gender Equality Division by the 7th of the following month.

For detailed operating instructions, please click here (Japanese only).

Discount ticket handling business

Usage guidelines If you need English application form, please let us know.
Application form Voucher application form

Inquiries and applications

Diversity Strategy Promotion Headquarters Gender Equality Section

Tel 045-339-3234