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"Aozora" Nursery Room for Children with and Recovering from Illness

Announcement

From April 1, 2016, eligibility for using "Aozora" will be changed. For more information about the changes, click here.

As few parents asked us to provide lunch and/or snacks last year and there was difficulty providing foods appropriate for children and concern about developing allergies due to medical problems, we will refrain from providing children with lunch and/or snacks from April. When using Aozora, please bring lunch and snacks with your child(ren).

Along with these changes, the Guide for Osaka University "Aozora" Nursery Room for Children with and Recovering from Illness will be changed.

For the next academic year, "Application for registering with Nursery Room for Children with and Recovering from Illness", "Application for using Nursery Room for Children with and Recovering from Illness", "Treatment Information about Children with and Recovering from Illness",  and "Request for administering medication" have been revised.

Necessary documents should be submitted to:

Until March 31, 2016

Support Office for Diversity Promotion in Human Resources, Department of General Affairs and Planning, Suita Campus

Tel: 06-6879-4760 (Extension: 9628, 4760)

From April 1, 2016

Gender Equality Support Section, Gender Equality Promotion/University-Community Division, Department of Planning

Tel: 06-6105-5989 (Extension: 9877, 5989)

Individuals who registered with the system in the last academic year do not need to register again.

If there are changes in your personal information including a change in the name of your job title, please inform us.

 

In addition to the on-campus nursery schools, Osaka University has opened a nursery room for children with and recovering from illness, "Aozora," and has accepted such children since Monday, April 13, 2015.

For those children of Osaka University faculty and staff who require special care at home, the "Aozora" nursery room will collaborate with pediatricians from the Osaka University Hospital to provide constant care and support faculty and staff in their child-rearing endeavors.

aozora entrance   aozora inside

Overview of the "Aozora" nursery room

Location: 1F, Nurse Residence Building #4, Osaka University Hospital
Facility Overview: Two (2) nursery rooms, one (1) quiet room (76m2 total) 
Eligibility: Children of Osaka University staff (both full-time and part-time) who have or are recovering from an illness
Ages: 6 months until entering elementary school
Capacity: 3 (includes quiet room)
Hours: Monday~Friday -- 8:00~18:00 (does not include national holidays or New Year holidays)
Fee: 500 yen/hour

aozora access map english

To view the route to the parking space for users
Please note that the road from the East Gate to the nurse quarters is closed to traffic.

How to use

For details, please view the Guide for Osaka University "Aozora" Nursery Room for Children with and Recovering from Illness.

1. Registration

To use this service, advance registration is required. (free)
Please fill out "Application for registering Nursery Room for Children with and Recovering from Illness" and send it by email or on-campus mail 10 days before using this service. If there are any changes in items in the application form, please contact the office noted below.

 

Until March 31, 2016
Submit to: Support Office for Diversity Promotion in Human Resources, Department of General Affairs and Planning, Suita Campus

Tel: 06-6879-4760  (Extension: 9628, 4760)
From April 1, 2016
Gender Equality Support Section, Gender Equality Promotion/University-Community Division, Department of Planning
Tel: 06-6105-5989  (Extension: 9877, 5989)

2. Reservation

Please call us if the nursery room is available and make a reservation. Make a reservation by 6:00 p.m. on the previous day of your choice. Same-day applications are possible, space permitting.
For more information, contact:
"Aozora" Nursery Room for Children with and Recovering from Illness
Tel: 06-6155-6860
Business hours: 8:00~18:00
Make reservation by 11:00 a.m. on the day of use.

If you want to cancel your reservation, call us by 8:00 a.m of the day of use. After business hours, please leave a voice-mail message. If you cancel the reservation without notice, there may be a cancellation fee or your next reservation request may be declined.

Reference: Standards for accepting Children with and Recovering from Illness

3. Seeking medical attention

Before using our room you must have your child checked by a doctor. If the child is deemed safe to be left with our room, please ask the doctor to fill out the Treatment Information about Children with and Recovering from Illness.  In the case that it's difficult to seek medical attention in advance, a pediatrician from The University Hospital at the nursery room will evaluate if it possible for the child to be looked after at the nursery room.

4. To take advantage of this Room

Please submit the Application for using Nursery Room for Children with and Recovering from Illness and Treatment Information about Children with and Recovering from Illness issued by a medical institution to the nursery room. When using our room for the first time, please submit a Letter of Consent as well. Even if the Treatment Information about Children with and Recovering from Illness is submitted, we may not be able to meet your request depending on your child's condition.

Please bring the documents noted below on the day of use.

Regarding what to bring and regulations relating to the use of the nursery room, please view the Guide for Osaka University "Aozora" Nursery Room for Children with and Recovering from Illness.
Please make sure to pick up your child by 6:00 p.m. 

5. Payment of the usage fee

We will send you the bill for monthly usage by the middle of the next month. Please pay by transfer to the specified account.
The usage fee will be charged sales tax and bank transfer fee fees will be incurred by you.
The fee for users of on-campus child-care centers will be withdrawn from their registered account.

For more information, contact:

If you have any questions about the use of the nursery room, contact the division noted below. Depending on the content, the nursery room will answer your inquiry.

Until March 31, 2016
Support Office for Diversity Promotion in Human Resources, Department of General Affairs and Planning, Suita Campus
Tel: 06-6879-4760  (Extension: 9628, 4760)

From April 1, 2016
Gender Equality Support Section, Gender Equality Promotion/University-Community Division, Department of Planning
Tel: 06-6105-5989 (Extension: 9877, 5989)

  

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