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Outside of the Akebono Nursery School (Ai-Kids)

Outside of the Akebono Nursery School (Ai-Kids)

Akebono established the Akebono Nursery School, also known as "Ai-Kids", within Ai-City (headquarters) in Hanyu city, Saitama prefecture, Japan, as a part of workstyle reforms, the enhancement of our organization's benefits, and to contribute to our local community. In addition to children of Akebono associates, children of parents and guardians who work in the local area are also able to use Ai-Kids. We will continue to work towards making further contributions to the local community through these activities.

At Ai-Kids, we have introduced an "Individual-based childcare" system which provides optimal childcare to meet the needs of each child's lifestyle. We also focus on supporting parents and guardians, aiming to provide them with peace of mind so they can work comfortably.

Ai-Kids Childcare Philosophy

Our childcare philosophy at Ai-Kids is based on the principle of "mutual-education" in which children and their families, as well as childcare workers all foster growth and development in each other. We aim to 1. Balance work and childcare responsibilities, 2. Retain human resources, 3. Improve associate satisfaction and corporate image, and 4. Improve male associates' awareness of childcare.

Introduction of an "individual-based childcare" system that meets the needs of each child

Through our individual-based childcare system, each child is assigned a childcare worker with who they can closely bond with and develop trust. This allows children to build a strong and healthy relationship where they can more easily express any issues or concerns they have. This supportive relationship promotes social development for each child and greater emotional control.

Additionally, we do not require children to all eat, use the bathroom, or take a nap at the same time; but have developed a program that matches the rhythm of each child's lifestyle and habits. We have designed our nursery with a large indoor area so each child can play, eat, or take a nap at a time suitable for them without disturbing other children.

Supporting parents and guardians

Ai-Kids provides its own diapers within the nursery. We also provide bedding, towels, gauze, and bibs to support parents and guardians of children by reducing their burden.

Ai-Kids graduation ceremony

Group photo of children at Ai-Kids