Our childcare

Childcare that connects with children’s heart and mind

It’s not about how an adult wants to raise a child, but how the child wants to be raised. To put this into practice, we carefully listen to children’s voice. We provide a place where both children and adults can live fully by accepting each other’s feelings and create opportunities for children of different ages and adults to interact. Both children and adults are treasured as we connect parents and teachers with the children in between.

Principal: Makoto Aoyama

Principal: Makoto Aoyama
Principal: Makoto Aoyama

Features of childcare

It is important that we focus on how a child wants to be raised than how adults want to raise their children. This is a place both children and adults live together in harmony while listening to the children’s wants.

About the relationship with children
We make sure that we engage with children carefully by capturing their wants which are not necessarily expressed in language. For children who are four years old and older, we hold dialogue-based “meetings” where children can take initiative in designing their own daily activities.

Various festivals

Sports day
Moving our bodies allows us to free our souls, regardless of if you are a child or an adult. What takes place is not designed based on what adults think is best, but is planned based on the meeting dialogue from our four and five year olds.

small pond festival
This is a fun-filled day that takes place at our everyday location but provides a special time for children and adults to interact. The children, along with parents and our staff, collaborate to make this a delightful day.

About admission

Please feel free to contact us if you have any inquiries. We look forward to building a trusting relationship with you and let’s enjoy parenting together.

Inquiries about admission
Setagaya City
Tel. +81-3-5432-2915



Facility name Kamimachi SIZEN-NO-KUNI Day Care Center “small pond”
Address 2-10-10 Setagaya, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Traffic access About 5 minutes on foot from “Kamimachi Station” on the Tokyu Setagaya Line
Tel. +81-3-3420-4169
Fax. +81-3-3420-4170
Established April 1, 2019
Site area about 730㎡
Total capacity 105
Capacity by class 0-year-olds: 12 / 1-year-olds: 15 / 2-year-olds: 18
3-year-olds: 20 / 4-year-olds: 20 / 5-year-olds: 20
Opening hours 7:15 – 20:15 (Basic hours: 9:00 – 17:00)