TOP For Foreigner Residents

Nursery School and
Afterschool Care in Tsukuba City

FOR FOREIGNER RESIDENTS

Tins welcomes children of
foreign nationals residing in Tsukuba

At Tsukuba International Nursery School (Tins), we employ many foreign-national teachers and other English-speaking staff in order to promote English education.

We have created an environment in which children of foreign nationals can also play and learn with peace of mind without sensing any language barriers while at the same time experiencing Japanese culture and language.

Providing both nursery school (0–6 years) and afterschool care (elementary school students) services, Tins is also characterized by its continuous curriculum for children ranging in age from 0 (infants) to 12 years (Grade 6 of elementary school).

About Tins

ENGLISH

Full-time English-speaking Staff

At Tins, homeroom teachers for all classes—from infants upwards—are assisted by an English-speaking foreign-national teacher. This system enables not only children but also the parents/guardians of foreign nationals to enjoy every day with peace of mind without feeling any language anxiety. Moreover, children of foreign nationals are able to learn to speak Japanese naturally through daily interaction with Japanese children.

ART & SPORTS

Richly Varied Programs
Nurturing the Mind and Body

Our everyday curriculum also incorporates sports (football, swimming, cheerleading, etc.) and art (violin, painting, etc.) programs. All these activities are provided in proper lessons taught by professional instructors. By combining these various programs, we are endeavoring to nurture children both physically and mentally in good balance.

ENVIRONMENT

Nature-rich Environment

With its calming red-brick exterior, the Tins building is the base for children’s daily activities. Located within Tsukuba’s abundant forest, the environment enables children to play freely while interacting with nature, such as seasonal flowers and insects, without depending on conventional playground equipment. Moreover, Tins also provides a school bus (nicknamed the “Yellow Bus”) similar to those provided by schools overseas.

Daily Schedule (Example)

Class assignment is decided based on your child’s age as of April. Children also advance to the next grade in April each year.

0/1/2-year-old Classes

3/4/5/6 -year-old Classes

Afterschool Care

7:30

Nursery School / Building Opens

8:30

Multi-age Group Childcare

Dictation Practice
Hiragana/Katakana/English Alphabet

9:00

English Language Activities

10:00

Play In The School Yard / Tidy Up

11:00

Change Clothing / Wash Hands / Prepare For Lunch

11:30

Lunchtime (Meal Provided)

12:30

Prepare For Afternoon Nap / Storytelling Time

13:00

Afternoon Nap

14:00

Afternoon Nap

Wake Up / Change Clothes / Tidy Up

14:30

English Language Activities

15:00

Snack Time

Children Arrive

15:30

English Language Activities

School Homework

16:00

Play Outside / Tidy Up / Change Clothing / Wash Hands

English Language Activities

17:00

Storytelling In Japanese (Picture card Show)

Play Outside / Tidy Up / Wash Hands

17:30

Extended-hours Childcare (Multi-age Group Childcare)

English Language Activities

18:00

Play Games

18:30

0/1/2-year-old Classes

7:30

Nursery School / Building Opens

8:30

Multi-age Group Childcare

9:00

English Language Activities

10:00

Play In The School Yard / Tidy Up

11:00

Change Clothing / Wash Hands / Prepare For Lunch

11:30

Lunchtime (Meal Provided)

12:30

Prepare For Afternoon Nap / Storytelling Time

13:00

Afternoon Nap

14:30

English Language Activities

15:00

Snack Time

15:30

English Language Activities

16:00

Play Outside / Tidy Up / Change Clothing / Wash Hands

17:00

Storytelling In Japanese (Picture card Show)

17:30

Extended-hours Childcare (Multi-age Group Childcare)

18:30

3/4/5/6 -year-old Classes

7:30

Nursery School / Building Opens

8:30

Dictation Practice
Hiragana/Katakana/English Alphabet

9:00

English Language Activities

10:00

Play In The School Yard / Tidy Up

11:00

Change Clothing / Wash Hands / Prepare For Lunch

11:30

Lunchtime (Meal Provided)

12:30

Prepare For Afternoon Nap / Storytelling Time

13:00

Afternoon Nap

14:30

English Language Activities

15:00

Snack Time

15:30

English Language Activities

16:00

Play Outside / Tidy Up / Change Clothing / Wash Hands

17:00

Storytelling In Japanese (Picture card Show)

17:30

Extended-hours Childcare (Multi-age Group Childcare)

18:30

Afterschool Care

15:00

Children Arrive

15:30

School Homework

16:00

English Language Activities

17:00

Play Outside / Tidy Up / Wash Hands

17:30

English Language Activities

18:00

Play Games

18:30

*Children aged 3 or above also have violin lessons (twice per week) and physical education lessons (once per week).
*Children aged 4 or above also have violin lessons (twice per week), physical education lessons (once per week), and swimming lessons (once per week).
*Children in afterschool care also have violin lessons (twice per week), soccer lessons (alternate weeks), and swimming lessons (once per week).