Niseko Daycare

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Daycare Locations & Hours


address : Hanazono 308
open : 8:30 a.m.
Close : 4:30 p.m.

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Closed for the 2020/2021 season

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Niseko Kid`s Club Daycare Center will only be operating at our Hanazono location for the Winter 2020/21 season.  Advance reservations required. 

Why Us?

Qualified Educators

Professional early childhood educators with up-to-date First...(+) Aid and CPR qualifications.

Multilingual staff

We engage your child(ren) by acknowledging their identity...(+) and recognizing their culture and language.

Convenient Locations

At the base of family lift in Hirafu and at the base of Hanazono, ...(+) inside Hanazono 308.


Progams for first time childcare attendees. If this will be your ...(+) child’s first time in a social atmosphere, we will do our best to guide you as well as your little one through the transition process.

Snow Programs

To help even the youngest learners build an everlasting love for the ...(+) snow.

Individualized attention

No child is ignored or ‘lost’ in the group. We do what it takes to ...(+) help all kids engage, even if that means changing the schedule to suit one child’s interests.



Niseko Kid’s Club is an international daycare center with 2 convenient locations; at the base of the Hirafu family chair lift, inside AYA Niseko hotel and at the base of Hanazono, inside Hanazono 308.

Our daycare centers have been designed by educators, architects and artists to ensure your child thrives in an engaging environment that nurtures and inspires their curious minds.

Our highly trained professional caregivers and teachers will guide your child to discover their own unique qualities through engaging daycare activities, stimulating learning environments and exciting group interactions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Policies and Procedures


For the well being of your child, as well as our caregivers, before the first booking, we require you to complete an enrollment packet, which includes the following:

  • Registration form
  • Policies and Procedures form
  • Medical waiver
  • Outside play waiver
Reservations and Drop-in Policy2020-09-18T02:46:03+00:00

Spaces can be booked in advance for full days or half days. However, once the centre is booked to capacity we are unable to take further bookings. We ask parents to book in advance as we may not have space for their children during busy times. 

  • Reservations can be made online at www.nisekokidsclub.com.
  • Daycare is open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm daily, Monday – Sunday. 
  • A half day can be reserved, 8.30am – 1.00pm, or 1.30pm – 4.30pm.
  • Daily drop-in childcare is available for families visiting Niseko.
Staffing Ratios2020-09-18T01:20:04+00:00

Niseko Kid’s Club offers childcare programs for children aged 1 to 6 years. The child to staff ratio is 3:1 for children aged 12 to 35 months and 8:1 for children aged 3 to 6 years.

  • The register of children is checked weekly and a staff schedule is made according to the ratios.
  • If staff are ill and unable to come to daycare, extra staff will be employed to maintain the ratios.
Communication Policy2020-09-16T00:39:40+00:00

We have an open door policy with all of our parents. We encourage staff and parents to regularly discuss the progress of the children.

  • For parents who wish to get updates about their children throughout the day, the ‘daily connect’ program is used. This will allow us to share how your child is doing, and send updates about food, nap time, creativity and collaboration with the other children. We can also send photos so parents can see how much fun we’re having! Daily Connect can be downloaded as an app, or through a web-browser. 
  •  Parents are welcome to make an appointment if they have any specific concerns that they’d like to discuss with us, at a time when we can give our undivided attention. 
  • Telephone communication is also encouraged. 
  • Once a week there will be an event that is open to families when parents can visit the facility and ask staff any questions they may have.
Release of child policy2020-09-16T00:39:23+00:00

It is very important that we maintain a strict pick-up policy. No child will be returned to an unauthorized person. 

  • We want to hand over children in a careful, safe and orderly manner so staff will call the children to the door one by one.
Late pick-up policy2020-09-16T00:38:55+00:00

It is the parent’s responsibility to pick up their children before closing time. 

  • Although allowances will be made for emergencies, a parent who picks up their child after the scheduled pick-up time will be charged a late fee of 1,500 yen for every 15 minutes late. 
  • If parents are having difficulties, they should notify staff immediately. 
  • Children must be picked up within the 30 minutes of the posted closing time.

If a child has any  allergies or dietary requirements, parents should let us know so we can do our best to cater for them. 

  • Parents will complete the admissions form for their child, and leave details about any allergies.
  • The caterers will be contacted to find out if it’s possible to alter the recipe for the meals. In the event that we are unable to meet the needs of the child, the parents will provide lunch and snacks for the child. 
  • No peanuts will be included in lunch or snacks for safety purposes. 
  • No peanuts will be brought into the Kid’s Club in case of accidental contamination.
  • Allergies will be posted in the kitchen for all staff to see. 
  • Parents will be informed immediately of any allergy attack and the steps taken

We strive to provide safe care for all our children. All Niseko Kid’s Club staff will work very hard to minimize any accidents. However by the very nature of the activities that we will be undertaking we will undoubtedly have the odd accident hence we need to have procedures in place as to how we will handle them.

  • All of our childcare staff are certified in CPR and First Aid.
  • Small Accidents: We will treat the child and then tell the parent about the accident when they pick up the child. 
  • More Serious Accidents: The parent will be asked on the Child’s Registration Form whether they give permission for a trained staff member to administer Emergency First Aid.
  • The parent will be asked on the Child’s Registration Form whether they give permission for a staff member if necessary to sign any written form, consenting a hospital/doctor to treat the child if a delay in getting the parent’s permission is considered by the hospital/doctor to endanger the child’s health and safety.
  • We will treat the bleeding/bruising/suspected break/burn/black out etc. as required and then call for an ambulance (#119) if we feel it necessary. We will then inform the parent. The parent will then have two choices-
  • The parent can decide to come directly to the Club and go to hospital with their child in the ambulance.

Children who are ill are asked to stay at home with their parents. Staff who are ill are also asked not to come to daycare. Symptoms of contagious illness may include:

  • Fever over 38.3º C (101ºF).  
  • Infected eyes or skin.  
  • Any type of contagious or communicable disease such as flu, measles, mumps, rubella, or chicken pox. 
  •  Unexplained diarrhea or loose stool combined with nausea, vomiting or abdominal cramps.  
  • An acute cold with fever, runny nose and eyes, a “croupy” cough or congested to the point that he/she has heavy breathing.


  • If a child becomes sick at daycare, and the parent is unable to be reached, the person authorized to pick up in the case of an emergency will be called and asked to pick up the child. 
  • The staff will isolate the child from the other children and make him/her as comfortable as possible, but will not administer medication.
  • If a child has been ill, they can be readmitted to daycare 24 hours after the symptoms have subsided.

Only medication prescribed by a doctor will be administered to children in our care. 

  • Only medication that is outlined by the parents or guardian on the signed entry document will be administered. 
  • All medications are kept in a locked container in the kitchen out of children’s reach. 
  • Parents must inform staff of any side effects or reaction that medication may cause in a child. (ie: hives, drowsiness, diarrhea). 
  • Medication must be brought to the centre in its original container with instructions from the doctor on how to administer it.  
  • Label must clearly show the following information:  
    • Child’s name 
    • name of medication  
    • Dosage  Route (oral, nasal, rectal, eye, ear, or injection)  
    • Care of medication (shake well, refrigerate) 
    • Date to end administration of medication.

Niseko Kid’s Club will aim to provide a safe environment in which to play and work. All educators will be fully informed about their responsibilities to implement and adhere to the Niseko Kid’s Club Hygiene policies and procedures to minimise the transmission of infectious diseases amongst children, staff, families and visitors.

Educators use a range of hygiene methods that minimise cross-infection that include practices and procedures that are carried out on a daily basis. Educators have access to laundry facilities that are adequate and appropriate for the needs of the centre.

Washing hands

Thorough hand washing and drying by adults and children is the single most effective method for reducing the risk of cross-contamination. Hand washing notices which clearly explain effective handwashing procedures are displayed next to hand washing basins.

Educators will wash their hands:

  • after going to the bathroom, changing nappies, after cleaning a nappy change area, after helping children use the toilet, after coming in from outside play, after handling garbage, wiping their nose or a child’s nose, after cleaning up urine, faeces, vomit or blood, after touching pets or animals, before and after handling food, before and after applying sunscreen, before giving medication, before starting work and before going home.

Educators will assist younger children, and remind and supervise older children to wash their hands:

  • after going to the bathroom, after nappy changing, after coming in from outside play, after touching nose secretions, after touching pets or animals, before and after handling food, after coming in contact with blood, faeces or vomit.

Wearing gloves

Educators will wear disposable gloves when:

  • changing nappies (refer to nappy changing procedure)
  • cleaning up urine, faeces, vomit or blood
  • handling soiled linen and clothing
  • handling rubbish or nappy bins
  • they have wounds on their hands or wounds covered with dressings.

Gloves will be disposed of after each use.

General Cleaning

Art and Craft – RED cloths

  • use neutral detergent and water

Blood/Body Fluids – BLUE cloths and PAPERTOWELS
Hygiene practices that promote infection control are adopted for all contact with blood and body fluids. All staff will clean up all spills of blood, faeces, urine, vomit and other body fluids immediately by:

  • wearing gloves
  • placing a BLUE cloth over the spill, removing the BLUE cloth and contents, placing the BLUE cloth and gloves in a plastic bag, sealing the bag and putting it in the rubbish bin
  • putting on new gloves, cleaning the surface with warm water and detergent using a fresh BLUE cloth and allowing the area to air dry or wipe over with a PAPER TOWEL, and
  • removing and discarding gloves and washing hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.

Food Preparation areas – GREEN cloths
Food preparation areas will be cleaned before and after food preparation as well as at the end of each day, as follows:

  • sweep floor/ground before and after each meal/snack
  • remove food waste, dirt or grease
  • rinse off with water
  • wash with warm soapy water
  • rinse away the soapy water
  • apply the spray sanitiser to the surface
  • spread the sanitiser with a paper towel
  • let it air dry.

Hand Basins and bathroom bench areas – YELLOW cloths
All hand basins and bathroom areas will be cleaned according to the following:

  • use neutral detergent and water
  • rinse away the detergent
  • apply the spray sanitiser to the surface
  • spread the sanitiser with a paper towel
  • let it air dry.

Children’s toilets – PAPER TOWELS
Children’s toilets will be cleaned according to the following:

  • use neutral detergent and water
  • rinse away the detergent
  • apply the spray sanitiser to the surface
  • spread the sanitiser with a paper towel
  • let it air dry.

Floors – MOP and BUCKET
Floors will be cleaned by using neutral detergent and water and air drying before use by staff or children to prevent slips or falls

All staff will ensure floors are swept and washed regularly after each meal, or as required.

All nappy change mats will be cleared according to the following:

  • use neutral detergent between each nappy change
  • wiped with a fabric cloth
  • place fabric cloth in a specially marked bucket and wash at the end of each day.

The change mats will be sanitised during the children’s rest time and at the end of the day.

Coloured Cleaning cloths will be washed regularly, air-dried or disposed of.

Niseko Kid’s Club will use detergent and warm water to clean except where the public health authority recommends a particular chemical for an outbreak of an infectious disease.

Each child will have their own bedding which will be washed daily.

Soiled Linen/Clothing
Soiled Laundry will be stored separately to other dirty linen, until such a time as it is laundered.
Items returned to a child’s home for laundering will have the soiling removed, and placed and secured in a plastic bag. Educators will not rinse soiled clothing due to risk of contaminating their clothing which can then be a source for transporting germs.

Cleaning procedure during an outbreak of a Communicable Disease
Communicable Diseases/Infectious Diseases are illnesses caused by microorganisms and transmitted from an infected person to another person. Most diseases are spread through contact or close proximity because the bacteria or viruses are airborne; i.e. they can be expelled from the nose and mouth of the infected person and inhaled by anyone in the vicinity.

Chlorine-based sanitisers (household bleach) will be used in an outbreak situation.

All educators will follow these following safety procedures when handling bleach:

  • add chlorine to the water
  • use only cold water
  • wear gloves at all times
  • use the bleach carefully as it is corrosive to metals, bleaches fabrics and may irritate the skin, nose and lungs
  • follow safety and handling instructions on all bleach containers.

The clean up should be carried out in:

  • all communal areas and rooms used by the children
  • all toys and equipment that children use
  • bathrooms and toilets
  • kitchen.

Families will be asked to exclude ill children from the centre until 72 hrs after their symptoms have ceased.

The clean up will be repeated regularly until the outbreak has ceased.

Cleanliness of Toys and Equipment
Educators will regularly clean the children’s equipment and toys regularly in warm soapy water and or put through the UV sanitizer box. Toys are to be washed daily so as to avoid the spread of disease. Educators will wash a toy immediately if it has been sneezed on, mouthed and soiled or if it has been discarded after play by a child who has been unwell.

Bottles/dummies and teats will be cleaned with detergent and warm water and rinsed after each use. Dummies will be stores in individual plastic containers with the child’s name clearly displayed.

Drinking and eating utensils
Each child will be provided with their own drinking and eating utensils at each mealtime or snack. These utensils will be washed with detergent and warm soapy water after each use and at the end of each day, the heat sanitiser will be used for all utensils, bowls, cups and chopping boards.

Educators will reduce the risk of the spread of disease for children when playing with play dough by:

  • encouraging hand washing before and after using play dough
  • storing play dough in a sealed container
  • making a new batch of playdough each week
  • if there is an outbreak of vomiting and/or diarrhoea, educators will make a fresh batch of playdough and discard it at the end each day or refrain from making play dough until the outbreak has ceased.

Educators will transport used bed linen to the laundry in a laundry trolley. Soiled bed linen will be soaked to remove the bulk of the contamination, washed separately and dried in the sun or on a hot cycle in the clothes dryer.

Terms & Conditions

  • Online bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
  • For bookings within 48 hours, please call 080-9002-5394 or email [email protected]
  • Payment for daycare bookings is due 7 days prior to the service date. We reserve the right to cancel without notice any unpaid service by this due date.
  • Cancellation 48 hours or less prior to the start date will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellation includes changes that reduce the overall value of the daycare booking and no shows.

DayCare Rates

Little Bugs

12 to 35 months

(8:30 – 13:00)

(13:30 – 16:30)

Full day
(08:30 – 16:30)

Forest Animals

3 to 6 years

(8:30 – 13:00)

(13:30 – 16:30)

Full day
(08:30 – 16:30)

Our Team

Lucy Brown
Lucy Brown@niseko kid’s Club
Isabelle Kürsten
Isabelle Kürsten@niseko kid’s Club
Emi Minatani
Emi Minatani @niseko kid’s Club
Laura Hawke
Laura Hawke@niseko kid’s Club

Book now for the 2020/2021 winter season

Now accepting reservations for the winter season.

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