Murata Supports New Child Care Center in Nagaokakyo City; Facility to Provide Opportunities for Community, Employees
It is expected that the facility will contribute to the improvement of social issues in Nagaokakyo City, as well as the creation of a more complete family support system within Murata.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., along with Nagaokakyo City and the Sakuranbo Welfare Association, will open a combined childcare facility comprising Sakuranbo nursery, for the purpose of alleviating the issue of children on waiting lists in Nagaokakyo City, and Kaede nursery, which is a company-run nursery, for the purpose of supporting diverse work styles. Murata reports that, in recent years, social efforts have included combatting the issues of children on nursery school waiting lists, supporting a smooth return to work for employees who have taken maternity or childcare leave, and supporting diverse work styles for employees who wish to work while raising their children.
For this project, Murata acquired and leased the land, and the Sakuranbo will establish and operate the childcare facility. It is expected that the facility will contribute to the improvement of social issues in Nagaokakyo City, as well as the creation of a more complete family support system within Murata.
The authorized Sakuranbo nursery accepts up to 110 children, from babies through to preschoolers (five years old). The company-run Kaede nursery accepts up to 30 children, from one year old through to preschoolers (five years old), and contributes to Murata employees’ achievement of diverse work styles through their smooth return to work after childcare leave. In addition, the facility includes a day care facility for convalescent children that can be used by local residents during recovery from injury or illness when group childcare is not possible.
The authorized nursery is in the process of applying for authorization from Kyoto Prefecture. Nagaokakyo City provides subsidies to Sakuranbo, which established the authorized nursery.
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