Emergency Daycare from 2 mos to 6 years old: AI PORT

By on February 23, 2016

Life can be challenging being in a foreign country with kids to look after and no family around to turn to for emergency child care. There are of course a few options available but rarely on short notice. The good news is Ai Port’s got your back.

One of the perks of living in Minato-ku is AI Port, its childcare support services in Minami-Aoyama, (near Bell Commons). It’s an indoor play center designed for children ages 2 months to 6 years of age, accompanied by parents. Open daily from 10 am to 4 pm, AI-port is run by the government to support parents.
AI Port has two ‘Mommy and me’ programs and a Daycare facility: Gardening and outdoor play is a ‘Mommy and me’ program at a garden with kiwis and vegetables that the children can water! The Indoor Mommy and me play is held inside an activity room that has good quality wooden toys and a ball pit.
AI-port also offers Temporary and Emergency Daycare services for children ages 2 months to 6 years of age. Open from 9 am to 9 pm daily. The rates are ¥800/hour between 9 am and 6 pm, and ¥1,200/hour for early morning use (7:30 – 9 am); late evening hours ( 6 – 9 pm) and holidays. Pop by on the same day even without a reservation in emergency cases. If you know beforehand that you will need childminding help for longer-than-a-day, AI Port will open up spaces to those who make a reservation, subject to availability. Renewal is done on a day-to-day basis.
To register, Minato ward residents have to pay ¥500 and ¥1,000 for those who do not live in Minato ku. You will be required to show your residence card (Zairyu) or health insurance card when you sign up. After you fill in the membership card, write your name, and your child’s name on the little square pieces of paper provided, and put into the name tags (elephant for children and flower for adults). When you leave, pick up your members card, and file your name squares for your next visit.

2-25-1 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku Tokyo Nearest station Gaienmae (Ginza line) Exit 1b) 2 mins on foot Telephone:03-5786-3250 http://www.ai-port.jp/aiport/en/
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Fees (paid
upfront)
✔ Indoor shoes
✔ Food/
formula
✔ Nappies
✔ Extra clothes

 

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