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Japan firm offers early education-focused daycare center in Indonesia

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Kyodo News

Jakarta | Wed, July 25, 2018 | 07:02 am
Japan firm offers early education-focused daycare center in Indonesia

Japan's lifelong education-to-nursing service group Human Holdings Co. has opened a daycare center in Indonesia that aims to increase local children's exposure to advanced early education. (Shutterstock/Sharomka)

Japan's lifelong education-to-nursing service group Human Holdings Co. has opened a daycare center in Indonesia that aims to increase local children's exposure to advanced early education.

The company says it now jointly operates Starchild Daycare & Learning Center in Jakarta with an arm of local conglomerate Radiant Centra Nusantara, providing expertise in the learning of the English language, multiplication tables and the cultivation of reading skills.

Human Holdings' first foray into the Indonesian market in the daycare and child education businesses comes as more women enter the workforce in the world's fourth most populous nation.

The daycare facility in southern Jakarta can accommodate 40 children, from newborns to 5-year-olds, from 7:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m., offering three meals and snack time twice a day. A dozen children have enrolled at the facility, the Tokyo-based company said.

Registration and monthly fees are 2.8 million rupiah ($193) and 5.4 million rupiah, respectively. Care time extension is also available for 50,000 rupiah per hour, according to the Japanese company.

Safalina Ganis, country director of Starchild Daycare & Learning Center, said, "We hope women in Indonesia can continue their career and move forward without obstacles."

Former nurses and midwives provide various services such as massage and gymnasium activities while a pediatrician offers monthly health checkups and vaccination programs.

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Human Holdings has teamed up with Radiant as its local partner in opening several hospitals in recent years, with more than 100 babies born monthly at the facilities.

The two sides aim to open similar daycare centers at 20 locations by March 2021. 

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