Help us to take care of our two year old son in Okayama, Japan



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  • Description


    Join our family and help us to take care of our 2yo son in Okayama, Japan.
    We are a Japanese family and are excited to welcome a big sister in to our home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in Shinkurashiki, Okayama.
    Our area is very calm and peaceful with lots of parks and paddy fields near by.
    There is a train and Shinkansen (super rapid train) station about 3-4 minutes walk away.
    It’s a comfortable place to live.

    This would be a great opportunity for someone with a passion for small children, specifically the toddler phase. Our son is very excitable and charming.

    This would also be a good opportunity to build on Japanese language skills and learn Japanese culture. We can provide you with opportunities to have "live" experiences. For instance, we can go to a supermarket together to explore rich Japanese food culture, ranging from vegetables to seafood to spices. Or, we can try shops/restaurants together.

    We'd like to respect your personal life and at the same time treat you as if you're a part of our family. As far as you like, we like to do daily things together. We want to teach you how we live, what we think, and what we expect. At the same time, we also want to learn your country's culture and history.

    We've been to many countries, mainly East Asian countries but also some European countries, Australia, and Canada, and even the Antarctica! We lived in Germany for two years (2019-2021). Maybe we're not a typical Japanese, but maybe there are things you can only learn from us.

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    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    **Due to the covid-19 pandemic, a new foreigner is not allowed to enter Japan, so we're aiming for those already living in the country**

    The help we would be looking for is mainly with our two year old son.

    His daily routine is usually like this:
    We wake up around 7 and play or watch something for half an hour or so before breakfast.
    We then go to kindergarten and I work until 4.30pm.
    We go back home around 5.30pm.
    Dinner time is between 6 and 7pm.
    We enjoy bath time and story time at about 7.30pm
    Bed time is between 8 and 9pm.

    Our son goes to kindergarten five days a week.
    I need your help between 5.30 and 8.30 on weekdays.

  • Languages spoken

    Japanese: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    You have a private room.
    We will prepare Futon or bed for you.

    We will share a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom, laundry, and a shower room. You can use them freely.

    We cannot accept smokers.

    We will make dinner together or you will take care of our son while I'm preparing meal.

    Food costs will be covered.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In Okayama, there is a beautiful garden and old town streets.
    You can easily visit Osaka, Kyoto, and Hiroshima by Shinkansen.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    wi- fi access

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 846497544798