Friendly international preschool with garden in Kanagawa, Japan



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    Hello all,

    We're a new International preschool. We opened our doors at the end of December. We have been working so hard and from scratch for the past month and we are still not done. It took us 7 months to find this special house and we want to treat it as a blessing. This is a 3-floor private house with 8 large rooms with a beautiful garden. We are 35 minutes from the famous Shibuya station (Shibuya cross-walk), and 45 minutes to the cool Yokohama station (China town).

    Our school provides an environment where children feel safe and part of a community working together to meet the needs. We offer a daily variety of activities and projects, such as; circle times, storytelling, cooking, music and movement, art activities, and lots of exploration of the natural world. We believe that children learn best when they are allowed to follow their natural curiosities about the world.

    We are looking for someone who is open-minded, kind-hearted, creative, and loving because it's who we are as individuals. We are very friendly and laid-back educators. When you decide to join us, you won't want to leave. We are looking for someone who is good with children of all ages, from 18 months to 12 years old. We want serious people who are committed, respectful, responsible, energetic, and overall a positive attitude.

    We hope that all workawayers understand that we need you to be able to:
    1.Provide a background check from your local authority (translated in English)
    2.Commit to 3 months or one full year
    3. Provide character references (past employees or volunteer work)
    4. Let's have facetime (WhatsApp, Skype, Zoom, Facebook, or LINE)

    If you are unclear about anything, please feel free to contact me.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workawayers can study Japanese at the community center 3 train stops away.
    Workawwayers can learn about our teaching methods from our educators and students.

    If you are unclear about anything, please feel free to contact me.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    We need help in spending time with children.

    We need help with the garden.

    We need help building furniture.

    We need help with computers/internet,

    We need help with arts and crafts.

    If you have a skill, we need you.

    We're looking for someone who can stay a minimum of 3 months up to one year.

    If you are unclear about anything, please feel free to contact me.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We're all interested in different cultures and races. We welcome all and willing to learn about your language and culture.

  • Accommodation


    The house is located very close to the train station 800m (less than a 10-minute walk)

    You have a private room on the 3rd floor. There's an Air Conditioner (please be mindful and help us conserve energy), a blow-up bed, and high-speed internet. We haven't had time to make it look homey but we will soon.

    The hourly rate in Japan is ¥1012. We can offer this minimum wage for hours worked during the week.

    If you are unclear about anything, please feel free to contact me.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please bring a plug transformer
    Please buy a sim card at the airport
    Please make sure you have all the messenger apps for communication

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    10 hours per week

Host ref number: 827557412414