Toyonaka Campus was recently completed to welcome its doors to students in September 2020. It is situated in a Toyonaka City, a residential area that is easy to reach through various modes of transportation. It has recently earned it’s certification as a Nursery Care Facility in Toyonaka City. It has also been recognized as a qualified learning facility for Government Sponsored Education Benefit. Learning spaces are designed to inspire and engage students in active discovery and open-ended activities, aligned with 21st century learning.
All our classrooms contain an inviting and engaging learning centers and resources which the homeroom teacher intentionally uses throughout the year based on the children’s interests and areas of weakness and strength. Dramatic play center, Math manipulative center, Science center, Arts and Crafts center, Literacy center are just a few examples of what children explore at their own pace through purposeful play. Use of technology is also used in centers to enrich learning experiences through our online reading workshops, research and creative activities.
Strong literacy skills are key to academic and professional success. To support students love for reading, Aiwin offers a library containing a great collection of books, picture books, magazines and comics. The library resources are available for students to take home and share the joy of reading with their families. Our library also serves as our Media room where students engage with technology to support their 21st century skills. Students also learn from a wide range of digital reading resources through the use of our tablets and computers. Like our books, students can also access our digital reading resouces at home that helps strengthen home-school connection. Theme-related presentations are held to allow students to experience innovative learning.
Physical activity extend well beyond physical health, having a positive impact on the domains of motor skills, psychological well-being, cognitive development, social competence and emotional maturity. Our students have ample of rooms for physical development both indoors and outdoors. There are two separate playgrounds where students have a wonderful time outdoor doing their daily morning exercises, PE classes, outdoor games, gardening, even pool time in the Summer.
Our assembly room offers a comfortable space for children to gather during special activities like cooking class. Equipped with a fully functional kitchen, our learners are able to explore and discover food and nutrition. During lunch time, our students share meal time with their friends, learn the value of food and practice important social manners. During daycare, it becomes a space for collaborative work and sensorial play where students learn social interaction skills.
Children’s safety and comfort come first at Aiwin. All of our classrooms as well as entrance and playground are equipped with security cameras and connected to an internal monitoring television constantly observed by our staff. All rooms have emergency buttons connected that calls for security team. For comfortable napping, a spacious traditional Japanese-style room carpeted ith waterproof Tatami are kept clean and neat for students to rest and re-energize within the day.
Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy; Certified Educator by South African Council of Educators; Over 6 years of teaching experience teaching children in an International School; enjoys reading, hiking and rock climbing.
Hello, I’m Riaan Jacobus Van der Walt. I come all the way from South Africa. I have been living in Japan for five years and have been teaching for seven. I earned my Bachelor’s degree and postgraduate certificate in education from the University of South Africa, and have been working to improve my education.
I have multiple hobbies and things that occupy my time. You can find me painting or reading a book on rainy days, while at other times I enjoy hiking and rock climbing to challenge myself physically. I study Japanese tea ceremony and have lately spent a lot of time working on my programming skills as well.
I hope that I can contribute to the further development of all the students in my charge; learning and growing together with them. I hope to make my classroom a fun and educational place, where each day is engaging for the students. At the same time I hope to ensure they meet the end of the year more enriched and able to take on the challenges of the life that awaits them.CLOSE
Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies; over 4 years experience in teaching English to young learners; enjoys travelling, learning languages, exploring new cultures, snowboarding, hiking, playing the guitar, listening to music, reading and practicing Aikido.
Hello, my name is Michal and it`s great to meet you. I am originally from the Czech Republic, but since I was 19 I have lived, worked and studied in English speaking countries such as Australia, USA, UK and Japan. 3 years ago I moved to Japan and started working as an English teacher for young learners and I thoroughly enjoy what I do.
To see the kids developing, improving their English skills and being able to express themselves in a foreign language is a great thrill and a pleasure to watch. I strongly believe, that having a good command of at least one international language plays a vital role in our global society. I look forward to meeting all of you and I will do my best to give all of my students the opportunity to broaden their horizons through English learning while having a fun!CLOSE
1 year as an ALT in Primary School and 2 years as an English Conversation Teacher for all ages, from toddlers to adult professionals here in Japan. Montessori Certified Teacher; TESOL for Young Learners Certification; interested in graphic design, watching movies, reading a book.
Hello! My name is Manami but I prefer to be called as Nami.I have a passion for working with children and I’m lucky because, through teaching, I get to live my passion. Making learning as fun as possible to make it as memorable as it can be is my way of teaching.
I believe as a teacher we do not teach academics alone but we help build the character of our students as we become part of their daily lives.My ultimate mission is to bring out the best potential in each of my students as an individual of their own and ensure their learning is not limited to the four corners of the room but extends to the outside world.
My vision is to generate globally recognized professionals and future leaders of the society here in Japan and abroad. I love working with kids and inspiring them to achieve great things.CLOSE
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology;, 2 years teaching experience for Pre-K through High School and all levels of adult students at an English conversation school; likes sewing, making handmade goods, trying new foods, and hot springs.
Hi there! My name is Jessica. I am from Chicago, Illinois, USA. I have lived in Japan for over two years and am enjoying it thoroughly.
I have had the pleasure of watching many children develop and learn new communication skills.
My goal is to show children that communication is fun, and that when we try our best great things come from it. Children have such a wonderful ability to try their hardest at every task, while not being afraid of mistakes.
Every child is different in the ways that they learn and absorb information. Finding the best way to help with each child’s individual needs is what is so rewarding about working with children from a young age.
I hope to help the children of Aiwin to become confident in their own abilities and to grow into the globally successful people that I know they can be.CLOSE
Nursery Teacher Certification, Kindergarten Teacher Certification Level 2; spent 7 years teaching Nursery and 2 year in Kindergarten level; she likes to travel, explore different gourmet, watch sports and movies.
Nice to meet you. My name is Naho Yoshikawa.
I studied early childhood education at university and worked as a nursery teacher and kindergarten teacher. Among them, I was interested in English, overseas childcare and education, and went to Australia for a year to study abroad. Therefore, I was keen to learn about the culture of foreign countries and the wonderfulness of overseas exchange, and to convey it to the children even when I returned to Japan.
By learning English and international culture at Aiwin, I hope that children will have a broad perspective on what the future will look like and will expand their potential and grow.
I hope that I will be able to become a bridge between Japan and other cultures by knowing both the good points of diversity.
To that end, I would like to convey the wonders of both English, foreign culture, and Japanese culture.
I am looking forward to seeing you in Aiwin!CLOSE
Diploma in Early Childhood Education; Nursery Teacher Certification in Japan; Licensed Early Childhood Educator in Canada; 5 years of teaching experience in International School
Hello, my name is Saori Tanaka. I learned Early Childhood Education in Japanese University for 2 years and College in Canada for 2 years. I have also experience working at International schools for 5 years. Now I’m raising 4 children and having so much fun with them. I’m also looking forward to spending time together with your precious children at AIWIN! I believe that it’s important to let children feel and think through their daily activities and plays. I would like to encourage children to let them express theirselves and decide on their own so that I believe it will help children to become a global person. Please feel free to ask anything and talk with me! You’re always welcome!!CLOSE
Junior sports instructors, kids leaders, Red Cross first aid; Physical Education and Gymnastic Instruction for Kindergarten; interested in fitness and sports
Nice to meet you. I am in charge of physical education. My name is Kanna Ogawa. I would like Aiwin children to think that "exercise is fun!". Through physical education guidance they can develop "mindset" such as compassion as I try to support "physical development" necessary for young learners, to be able to grow both physically and mentally. I would be happy to make PE class where everyone, including children and teachers, would find exercise and physical education to be fun. Let's enjoy the exercise together. Thank you.CLOSE
Mukogawa Women’s University School of Music School of Instrumental Music Major in Piano; teaching experience in musical intellectual training for piano, organ, voice training and chorus for different age groups; likes traveling cooking, watching movies, scuba diving
Hello everyone! Nice to meet you, I am Katsura Kojima and I am a music teacher.Being in the music profession fo rover 20 years, I give guidance to children in learning the fundamentals of music, such as music appreciation and learning rhythm, while enjoying.
I believe that “Enjoyment is the shortcut to improving”Learning music at a young age develops good listening skills and emotional skills, and it is said that singing songs has very great effect on the development of language, among other things.
I am looking forward to singing and dancing together with enthusiastic Aiwin students and have fun exploring music together.CLOSE
2-8-3, Higashitoyonakacho, Toyonaka Shi, Osaka Fu, 560-0003
Subway Osaka Midosuji Line, about 15 minutes on foot from Senri chuo station
Osaka Monorail, about 10 minutes on foot from Shoji Station, North exit
About 15 minutes from Shinosaka depending on traffic
There are 5 parking spaces available for parent use.